“Reflections on the End of Graduate School” by Anna Nguyen

Intern Butter Intern Anna Nguyen is a child welfare social worker, child development researcher, and freelance artist from Orange, CA and is currently based in San Francisco, CA. Her art focuses on social justice issues, mental health, and feelings and experiences that had a large impact on her. She enjoys long walks, cooking, graphic novels, and … Read more“Reflections on the End of Graduate School” by Anna Nguyen

Origami Project: Gentrification

by Anna Grace Burch I walked around one afternoon taking pictures of a neighborhood in my city that is experiencing gentrification. The local community was very diverse, home to people of all races and incomes, but I could see the older, poorer areas being renovated and repurposed into newer, unaffordable houses and shops. It made … Read moreOrigami Project: Gentrification


Learning to unlearn has been a central theme in my art practice. My focus has been on conceptualizing ideas that help the decolonization of all spaces. Physical, but especially mental spaces.   After 150 years of British rule, today my people feel disconnected from our own culture. The push for assimilation towards western ideas has created an identity crisis in a … Read moreJAYA KANG ARTWORK

Cornrow Beauty by Kasandra Enid Torres

This series is shot in the streets of Washington Heights in NYC. It is all about the beauty and art form of cornrows, as well a celebration of uptown street culture. Photographer: Kasandra Enid Torres @kasaeto Stylist: Rey Peña Braider: Guin Gui @guin_gui Makeup Artist: Juan Jaar @juanjaar Talent: Dani @xaniielle Dog: Tiggs @tiggystardust

A Preview of “A Cold Wind Blows and Ends All Progress” by Marshall James

Photography by @cryfortomorrow Modeled by @skyemelena and @mr.girlyoucrazy Marshall James is a self-taught independent fashion designer from Columbia, Maryland. After he started making clothes in 2017, he began to commission one on one upcycled garments to his close friends and colleagues. In 2019, he moved to New York to begin his journey into high fashion. … Read moreA Preview of “A Cold Wind Blows and Ends All Progress” by Marshall James

LEE Bueno Artwork

LEE Bueno (he/they) is a Queer Trans Male Artist/Activist . Art is his reason for living and has been part of his life for as long as he can remember. He received his BA in Art Education and Studio Art from Humboldt State University. Navigating his own personal journey as a Trans person has been very prominent in his artwork. He uses art to tell stories and to bring knowledge to issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ and POC community. Working within issues of acceptance of body, identity, and self love as well raising awareness of injustices surrounding marginalized voices. He strives to make the world a safer and better place.

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