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Yahdon Israel is the Editorial Director of Northside Media, Inc. and the Editor-in-Chief of Brooklyn Magazine. He has written for Avidly, The New Inquiry, Brooklyn Magazine, LitHub, and Poets and Writers. He graduated from the MFA Creative Non-Fiction Writing program at the New School. He's the Awards and Membership VP of the National Book Critics Circle. Runs a popular Instagram page which promotes literature and fashion under the hashtag Literaryswag, and hosts a web show for writers called LIT.
PHOTOGRAPHY DP JOLLY I’d been thumbing through my Facebook feed, last summer, when I first came across a video of comedian couple, Chicklet and Maleni. Chicklet, whose real name is Steven Negron, had been attempting to stunt on Instagram with a bottle of D’usse. That the bottle was actually filled with Iced Tea instead of the luxury-lifestyle cognac was beside the point. The point was presentation and how—with the right caption, context, and filter—no one knows,...
Age: 28 Pronouns: They/Them Neighborhood: Williamsburg Most Likely To: Smile at a dog on the sidewalk rather than their owner Favorite Quote: “Heart leaking something so strong, they can smell it in the street." - Marty McConnell Sam Escobar is the current deputy digital editor of Allure magazine. Previously holding roles as an editor at Bustle and Good Housekeeping, Sam has been both published and profiled by a smattering of publications, including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Urban Outfitters, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls....
AGE: 24 PRONOUNS: She/Her NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick MOST LIKELY TO: Stay in on a Friday night FAVORITE QUOTE: “You arrived like a day and passed like a cloud.” - The Pretenders Seeing the world through the lens of women is eye-opening. I not only mean this in the sense that we're in a time where more women are behind-the-camera—Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Issa Rae, Greta Gerwig—but also what that being behind-the-camera means and allows for. That being behind-the-camera means that women are in the...
Age: 29 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Flatbush Most Likely to: Takeover the planet, then vacation Favorite Quote: “My job is to somehow make them curious enough, or persuade them, by hook or crook, to get them more aware of themselves and where they came from and what they are into and what is already there, and just bring it out.” - Nina Simone If you were a teenager of color, who thought they were grown in the early-mid 2000s, you've been...

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