A Skincare Moment with A Dermatology PA by Rachel Cabeza

Like many people in the world, I am obsessed with all things skincare. I loved watching my mom as a child when she did her skincare routine. As a teen, I started using sunscreen and cleansing as per my moms guidance and it was a great way for us to bond. Now, I see it … Read moreA Skincare Moment with A Dermatology PA by Rachel Cabeza

Hair Stories: (Ron)

Forward and Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Joana Meurkens In Part Three of Hair Stories, I had the pleasure of interviewing my fiancé Ron Collins. Conversations around Blackness, self-love and hair care connected us from the very beginning of our relationship. And as we begin our family together, I felt inspired to learn more … Read moreHair Stories: (Ron)

LGBTQI IN AN ERA OF HOMOPHOBIC LEADERSHIP by Kelvin Mutugi Wangari

[Image source: https://www.them.us/story/themstory-ancient-egypt%5D During his visit to Africa in the summer of 2016, the U.S president, Barack Obama, addressed legal discrimination against LGBT individuals. Meeting the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama said: “When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the … Read moreLGBTQI IN AN ERA OF HOMOPHOBIC LEADERSHIP by Kelvin Mutugi Wangari

Hair Stories: (Tiye)

Forward/ Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Joana Meurkens In a society that is so rooted in White Supremacy and Eurocentric beauty standards, hair is a battleground. It certainly has been for me. This series is an opportunity to learn from fellow Black and mixed folks about their journeys to self- acceptance, through their relationship … Read moreHair Stories: (Tiye)

Black Birth Worker Interview Series (Part Two): Lea Jean- Francois

Forward & Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Joana Meurkens In Part Two of Mixed Mag’s Black Birth Worker Interview Series, we interviewed doula and health advocate Lea Jean- Francois. As I enter month seven of my pregnancy, I’m inspired more than ever to share the work of birth workers. Their dedication to maternal health … Read moreBlack Birth Worker Interview Series (Part Two): Lea Jean- Francois

Depression In 2020 Hits Different by Nancy Azcona

There was a switch that went off in my mind and soul in the last month or so. I’ve decided to radically love myself. I look myself in the mirror and claim everything that I am:  fat, curly-haired, wide nose, hooded lids, and absolutely breathtaking. This was after a long three-month depressive episode where not … Read moreDepression In 2020 Hits Different by Nancy Azcona

The Weekend Getaway: Mentally or Physically, Ya Need One by Rachel Cabeza

These are trying times. I think that for a while I tricked myself by doing ab challenges and drinking foamy coffee but y’all – it’s getting to me. The election. The pandemic. The disregard for human life that we see systemically everyday. THE COLD WEATHER! Everyone needs a breather, a change of scenery from time … Read moreThe Weekend Getaway: Mentally or Physically, Ya Need One by Rachel Cabeza

“Fall” in Love With Yourself

Photography TAYLOR MEW & JOANA MEURKENS  Models  TICKLE MHLAMBISO DWANY GUZMAN JOANA MEURKENS  Make-Up  TAYLOR MEW  TICKLE What’s your name/age/pronouns? Tickle! I’m 20 years old and I go by she/her pronouns. What does self care mean to you? Self care means tending to my body’s needs-what is it telling me? What do I crave right … Read more“Fall” in Love With Yourself

Hair Stories: (Rose)

Forward and Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Joana Meurkens In a society that values whiteness and one’s ability to approximate it, hair can be a battleground. When I approached Joana and Kimber with the idea of starting Mixed Mag, one of the things I was excited to tackle head on was hair. Something that … Read moreHair Stories: (Rose)

Black Birth Worker Interview Series (Part One): Azuri Jenkins & Blue Andrew

In this series, I’ll be interviewing Black birth workers (doulas and midwives) and shedding light on the importance of bringing the conversation of birth into mainstream narratives. In Part One of Mixed Mag’s Black Birth Worker Interview Series, I talked to NYC based doulas Azuri Jenkins and Blue Andrew. They both opened up to me about how they came into doula work, the spirituality of birth, and more!

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