A playlist by Vanessa, with deep cuts from Billie Holiday to Dirty Beaches, for those nights where you just can’t seem to stop dreaming…
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Living in Paris after the Bataclan attacks meant living in a different Paris. It makes sense that Phoenix responded to this grief with Ti Amo, a sleek and sun-kissed record that reminds us of what always comes: summer. Ti Amo is ten tracks of pure sunshine in the face of loss, inspired by the warm carelessness of 70s Italian discos.
Donald Trump is not my President. He will never have the honor of being referred to as my President. It’s not me who put him there, and it sure as shit wasn’t my people. NOT MY PRESIDENT is our newest series made up of personal stories intended to create a space for healing and empowerment amidst the current political climate.
Meet Fanta – freelance critic and all-around badass. Read on to hear her wisdom on the relationship between black people and the film industry. Trust us, she’s brilliant.
My father used to be a painter and would encourage me to read into the lives of famous artists, whose works always surrounded us as if family portraits. These are a few picks of the reads that have impacted me the most, the ones I will always find myself drifting back to when in desperate need of inspiration, the ones I hope you find a part of yourself in too, with luck.
Here’s the thing no one tells you: studying abroad is extremely difficult. Put that together with being a woman of color in the middle of a country whose language you do not speak and, well, it’s expected to be a bumpy ride. It is a harsh reality when you are stripped of your cultural identity and thrown to the sharks, a reality I will admit I struggled with quite deeply.