poc

mental health

This Mental Health Podcaster Told Me How to Deal with the Death of My Friend

I spoke to comedian Mike Brown about what it means to be a black man in search of therapy.
Noel Ransome
2.12.19
Fashion

Trans Disabled Teen Model Aaron Philip Is the Future of Fashion

She made history this summer as the first black, trans, disabled model to sign with Elite Model Management. And she's just getting started.
Aaron Barksdale
2.7.19
golden globes

Why It's Important for Diverse, Emerging Artists to Win Awards

Representation matters more than you think.
Kara Weisenstein
1.8.19
Photos

Sizzling Photos of LA Party People Perfectly Matching Neon Signs

Cleonette Harris’s electric photographs are like 'Party Monster' for the year 2018.
Kelsey Lannin
5.18.18
Woke Dad

My Woke Dad Tries to Explain Microaggressions

In this column, we ask our dads about woke terms and issues.
Hannah Ewens
5.10.17
50 states of art

In Seattle, Decolonisation Is a Full-Time Gig | #50StatesofArt

Creators speaks to poet and performing artist Natasha Marin about the Seattle arts community, issues of identity, and the role of the internet in her work.
Kara Weisenstein
4.27.17
Ink Spots

'Black Fly' Is the Foremost Sex Zine for People of Colour

When Brits think of sex ed, the unique experiences of PoC aren't really considered – this corrects that.
Salma Haidrani
3.27.17
the vice reader

Funny Writers of Color Are Finally Being Taken Seriously

Paul Beatty's Man Booker-winning novel 'The Sellout' is part of a new wave of very funny, very serious literary works.
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
11.4.16
Music

The Iconic Drag Queen Behind Frank Ocean's 'Endless'

Frank Ocean's sampling of ballroom queen Crystal LaBeija pays direct homage to a figure integral to the nightlife culture of the LGBTQ community of colour.
Mikelle Street
8.20.16
News

These New Startups Are Aiming to Fix the Sharing Economy’s Discrimination Problem

Companies like Innclusive are hoping to create a community where users can "travel with respect, dignity, and love, regardless of race, sexual orientation, [or] gender identity."
Kim Tran
8.2.16
Film

My Struggle Being a Black Woman Filmmaker Outside White Hollywood

The media focus on the Academy overlooks emerging filmmakers of color who are scraping by in order to get their movies made.
Nijla Mu’min
2.27.16
Film

A Brief History of 60 Years of (Fictional) Female and Minority Presidents

Sela Ward isn't the first woman to be cast as the commander-in-chief, but her upcoming role in "Independence Day 2" is a sign we're slowly crawling toward more diversity in movies and television shows.
Giaco Furino
5.9.15