Creative Direction by Joana Meurkens Photography by Ryan Scullin Clothing by Menga354 Styling by Annie Meng and Joana Meurkens Modeled by Rahm Bowen (Hair by Mecca Little), Kimber Monroe, Joana Meurkens, and Maria Salazar Read Annie’s feature in Issue 7 here! Menga354 is an ode to retro-futurism, a luxury casualwear brand that explores the unknown … Read moreMenga354 for Mixed Mag
Interview and Photography by Joana Meurkens Dwany, is a first generation American-New York born singer/songwriter who is ready to introduce himself to the music world. Coming from a background of acting and musical theater, Dwany is an artist whose voice carries the emotion from the likes of Whitney Houston and Frank Ocean. Dwany and Artistic … Read more(Issue 5) Music Feature: Dwany
The entertainment industry as a whole was not built for us (BIPOC/LGBTQ). Those of us in it have had to find a way to make it ours. Along the way, we are building ourselves, because we are not our careers, we are human at the base of it all. Beginners Guide is a column where you get to meet some of your new favorite people, someone you can see yourself in, doing what they love, holding true to who they are, in the all-encompassing world of entertainment.
About the Album: Favorites Remixed III is the latest round of remixes from YUS. It features Azealia Banks, TOPS, A$AP Rocky and Chairlift, and was in production from between 2012 and 2020. The “Chasing Time” remix was created for the Azealia Banks remix contest, which ran when “Broke With Expensive Taste” came out, and though … Read more“Favorites Remixed III” by YUS
Queer bbys is a digital portrait series of friends who identify as lgbtq. It is a series that celebrates the community and a way to revolt against the political climate lgbtq+ persons face everyday. Queer “bbys” deserve to be celebrated at every capacity and creating portraits of specifically BIPOC queer persons is taking a step in demanding appreciation for how beautiful it is to be ourselves. Each portrait features different types and reflections of love from self love to love with partners. They also represent the diverse faces of queerness.
Photos from Left to Right: Omar Apollo by Julian Burgueno (Entertainment), Cuco by June Canedo (The Last Magazine), Ambar Lucid (Rolling Stones). Edited by Paola Fernandez Bedroom pop has exploded due to the digital age of the 21st century. It has opened doors to non-traditional faces to dominate music. Is bedroom pop the modern era … Read moreBedroom Pop in the Latinx Community by Paola Fernandez
As an artist, I enjoy infiltrating psychedelic styles and patterns within my work to achieve a unique aesthetic. Adding vibrancy and including the liquify feature are some of the few techniques that make my work identifiable. I often experiment with colors, typography, and personas within my work to achieve a blissful feeling that comes with finishing … Read moreCARO
The series is entitled ‘EXPRESSIONS’, and focuses on members of the LGBTQ+ community and their tattoos. It’s a photographic exploration of expression and representation within the community- something very close to my heart. To me, one of the strongest forms of self-care is expression. The things we do to make ourselves feel the most genuine … Read more“EXPRESSIONS” by Amelia Paige
Artist Statement: Anna Nguyen is a social worker specializing in child welfare, school social work, and child trauma. She is from Orange, CA and is passionate about mental health, graphic novels, and minimalist design. Her art focuses on depicting feelings and experiences that had a large impact on her. She enjoys using her art as … Read moreSocial Justice, Feelings, and Memories: Art by Anna Nguyen.