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PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly STYLIST Brandon Davis SUBJECT Darnell L. Moore AGE 42 OCCUPATION Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS, Writer NEIGHBORHOOD Bed-Stuy What do you say to someone who's fly without fail, every time you see them? Whose off-days, when they've just "thrown something together," makes you reconsider what an on-day looks like? And who always looks as if they're going somewhere even when they're not? When seeing writer Darnell L. Moore swag down Lewis Avenue, I've considered asking him, with Kanye-esque audacity, "How?!"...
Ask any vegan you know, and if they’re honest they’ll tell you that a lot of vegan food sucks. Not because plant-based food is naturally bland, but because most restaurants don’t care about vegans. As I’ve played with transitioning animal-based foods out of my diet, I’ve gotten a small taste of how bitter the struggle for good vegan food can be. I’ve also enjoyed the sweet success of finding flavorful and delicious vegan food,...
Age: 28 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely to: Stay in bed all day watching Fixer Upper on HGTV  Favorite Quote: “In the final analysis, it was between you and God, it was never between you and them, anyway.” - Mother Teresa Since her first Psych class, Naiylah knew she’d go into therapy. Currently, she works as a marriage and family therapist focusing on conflicts with substance abuse and mental health. Naiylah wants therapy to become a commonplace, unstigmatized...
Age: 26 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant Most Likely to: Do it for the story Favorite Quote: "I am deliberate and afraid of nothing." - Audre Lorde If you ever want to understand a writer at their core, read their work. What a writer takes to the page is often more telling than anything they could hope to reveal in person, because they are often burdened with the liminal nature of language. The page is where the writer wrestles with the...

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