“Ideias Fora Do Lugar Parte 0/” by Maria Clara Otani

Clothing in cotton and hemp, Mixed media About the work: With the many contradictions of the idea of Brazilian “multiculturalism” in mind, this mini series uses fabrics from all over the world to sculpt bodies and space. The Chinese imported blue and pink polyester fabrics that line the background and the foreground are contrasted with…

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Toyin Salau

Ky (she/her/hers) is a graphic artist from Greensboro, NC who creates digital and traditional drawings. She is heavily influenced by the Japanese manga and anime styles, but focuses on depicting Black and Indigenous characters. Ky operates primarily within the slice of life genre and is currently working on an original comic set to be released in the Fall of 2020. You can follow her art on Instagram @streetfighter.kyu

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@TheBarrioFridge Profile

Who started @TheBarrioFridge/how did the fridge come about?  The Barrio Fridge is a collaborative initiative started by myself and three other Black and Brown women named Jaz, Seantell and Darrielle (my name is Autumn, by the way!). Three of us were raised here and two of us still live in the neighborhood. It came about…

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Why Immigrants Lose by James Taichi Collins

Here is how I first learned about the nonprofit industrial complex, in a story proving that embarrassing moments can sometimes lead to satisfying memories.  ​In April 2018, I was a development fellow assisting in grant writing and fundraising at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) in Manhattan – one of the leading immigrant rights nonprofits in New…

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Two Poems by Sid Gopinath

Bravery of Brown Bodies Pt. 1 There’s a certain bravery to two brown bodies  I think  as your fingertips find long-forgotten scars  trace imprints of history  caress babysmooth tomorrow  a particular courage  to lie  intertwined  on elephant ivory sheets  it’s a specific beauty  seeing my molasses brown black eyes reflected back in your own  Here …

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