Interview by Joana Meurkens Photography by India Coombs Summer Breeze is an LA born and bred musician on her journey to expressing her truest self through her art. Summer Breeze talks to artistic director, Joana Meurkens, about how her rigorous dance training has shaped her as an artist and how she celebrates the eccentricity of…Read More
Interviewed by Citrine Ghraowi, Photographed by Mariah Miranda Toyah Barigye is the Senior Project Manager for The Solar Foundation’s SolSmart program. She works with communities to reduce solar soft costs, lower barriers to solar energy and streamline planning, zoning, permitting and inspection processes aligned with industry best practices. Prior to joining The Solar Foundation, she…Read More
By Maya Renee Castro, Photography by Joana Meurkens Tomás is a New York native performer. He identifies as a Queer, Afro-Latino with a newly found love for making empanadas. Tomás attended the renowned “FAME” high school and has been in countless amazing productions, from musicals to HBO and Amazon shows. At 22, he is about…Read More
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 More
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 More
Dwany is an NYC based singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor who has just released his debut single “AZRAEL”. An introduction to the world of the illuminated man, a concept birthed by Dwany over quarantine highlighting the issues with idolizing a toxic lover. This time of isolation allowed him to get in touch with his first-ever passion, making music. He took the time to teach himself how to start producing and mixing vocals and AZRAEL was his first product. With soft harmonies and many-layered vocals, he explores the power of just using his voice with minimalistic production. Growing up, Dwany took after artists such as Beyonce and Whitney Houston, recently adding Frank Ocean and Brent Fiyaz to the list of who he draws inspiration from. He is an aspiring artist ready to make a name for himself in the popular music scene. You can check out his music on all streaming platformsRead More
Gayathri Krishnan is a singer/songwriter from Irvine, California. Her musical roots lie in Indian classical music(Carnatic) as she creates a unique sound, a fusion of her culture and R&B. She stands by the phrase Create to Express as her intention when making music is to empower other creatives to express themselves freely. Her songs carry…Read More
BY: Marc-Andrea Fiorina
Who’s allowed to be angry?
Anger isn’t becoming. It should be kept inside the walls of the home. It shouldn’t be anywhere where someone could see it. “Stop being so emotional,” you hear. If you need to raise your voice to make a point, it can’t be that valid, can it?
About the Artist: Sam East is a triple threat Korean American singer, songwriter, and music producer hailing from the Greater NY Area. Son of parents who immigrated to Brooklyn in the late 70s, Sam East represents the new wave of contemporary R&B. Crafted from the sounds of a gospel loving mother and a hip-hop loving father, Sam East’s melodic voice…Read More
About the Artist: Isma Gul Hasan is an illustrator based in Lahore, Pakistan. She received her bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design from Beaconhouse National University in 2017, and completed an MA in Illustration with a distinction from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London in 2020. Her current practice focuses on depicting…Read More