In ight of the release of her new album ‘Invasion of Privacy’, our latest piece explores the respectability politics that play a large role in the complex identity of Belcaris Almanzar (AKA Cardi B). An engine fueled as much by her supporters as her strongest doubters, Cardi B represents the ultimate “fuck you” to the white, male dominated industry and white dominated world. Cardi B is not asking for your approval or respect — she’s demanding it simply by existing in her truth.
To close out 2017, Modern Girls have decided to share a few of their favorite albums from the year. Jeanette’s pick? ‘Ctrl’ by SZA.
What happens when two legendary artists intersect? Expectedly one of the greatest movie soundtracks you could ask for. Seu Jorge is now on his second tour of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou acclaimed soundtrack, a widely praised performance in which the Brazilian composer and songwriter has reprised his role in the film for a second world tour in tribute.
For those who find themselves ready for active participation in upcoming planned events, we wanted to pass along these tips to best prepare you for any potential situations you may encounter. We will try to keep this list updated as any new information is altered or gathered (invitation to please send along additional info you may find valuable and not listed!). While we cannot assure you of what will or will not take place at these events, we can assure that we will be as prepared as possible and full of love.
Strokes aficionado Jeanette explores band guitarist Nick Valensi’s new band and frontman endeavor “CRX”. Check out her photography!
Meet AIVA, an empress of the electro-ethereal based in DC. From singer to visual artist to spiritual healer, her talents are as multi-layered as the mystical new age project she has fashioned. After being discovered on MySpace and signed to a label in London, AIVA has now taken control of her visionary projects by producing AIVA AFTER, a multimedia experience that is an ode to her unique and creative expressions fully connecting you to your bliss body. As our #moderngirlcrush of the week, we asked to peek inside her creative process, her experiences working with a label based in London and what it means to be an independent artist of the new age.
For MGs, it is most essential during these trying, tragic times and highly politically charged moments, to stay critical of the environment that surrounds us. It is our active duty as citizens, and as allies, to question the social structures in place that have delegated such unequal justice. Be critical. Do not be complacent. Call out injustice if you are privileged enough to have the voice to do so. Remember that our lives begin to end the moment we decide to become silent about the things that matter. And #BLACKLIVESMATTER