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I had the pleasure of digitally interviewing a creative who’ve I had the immense joy of meeting in person and seeing the fruits of their creative repertoire in person. Meet gothic cutie Raven Troupe, whose desert-themed accessories are too sweet to miss. I absolutely adore Raven’s creativity and explorative edge in not only design but makeup as well. This is an intro to her work and life story. With that said, let us see what sweet treats Raven has in store for us.


What makes a poem worth sharing?

Questioning my confidence is a very Leo thing to do. I’ve wondered how much of myself I can put out into the world safely and skillfully; my blog is a personal testament to that idea. When I write a poem, I always feel like I’m a literary flaw. In school, they teach poetry in one way and often through the white male lens. For obvious reasons, that is not a lens that I feel connected to nor want to connect to. It took a long time before my exposure to poetry opened up to poets of color, femme, and queer…


The Villains Redemption Arc

It begins like this; I write no matter the circumstances, and I share my voice through my literary world. It takes a lot of courage to sit in a space and emote to this extent. Every poem makes an event or a feeling immortal. I used to be scared about sharing my voice and sharing my writing with the world, especially when it was intimate, like my poetry and prose. Now I have a little more courage and my own platform, so it is a little easier to share my work. My first poem was written when I broke up…


It’s about time I protest against my own self labeled strength. Currently my exhaustion is deeply embedded in ordinary living. I fear my strength is a poor platitude over a wounded state of being. I implore those who pass into this written space to stop using a Black femmes “strength” to push your personal agendas, compliment, or merely as an excuse. While a powerful thing to witness and experience, our strength is not an endless supply, nor is it self-charging energy to be sucked up into the cultural void. …


Pink Energy: Unfiltered Kawaii Accountability

The line between performative activism and accountability is shimmering in pink energy. I believe its time for a conversation on shifting from performative activism//allyship to accountability. When I first wrote on performative activism, my intention was to clear the air. In a time that desperately needs empathy and space to learn, we let quick clicks be the answer to helping enact social change that doesn’t sit well with me. Is it wrong to seek more than that? Especially from places that hold platform and influence in varying niches. I grapple with a different type of anger at how little is…


I think the best thing about meeting a name twin is finding out how your lives are parallel in creative ways. I had the pleasure of interviewing Jade Shi, an innovative and alternative fashion inspiration at the debut of her company Aegyo Human Hair Wigs. Her company started on June 15th, 2020, in Illinois. As the head of this company, Jade brings a vast experience after studying Asian hair trends in Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. Let us explore how Jade Shi is taking on the beauty industry as a Black femme.


I have had the immense pleasure of interviewing Rosella Joseph, a photographer originally from Port Au Prince Haiti. The stories and creative mediums must reflect on how diverse the world is. Taking inspiration from diverse storytelling today is all about the original film work by Rosella. Her view of the world demonstrates the multidimensional beauty of Black people. Her art is one of the few visually impactful experiences that leave a lasting impression on me. So today, I invite you to see behind the lens and meet the artist.

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“WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP YOU? DESCRIBE THE PATH OF WHAT LED YOU TO WHO ARE TODAY.”

Rosella was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and came to…


Pink Energy: Disrupting Kawaii Comfort

Today is about challenging comfort. The next step in the kawaii riot is challenging comfort as we explore the ways of being a better-informed ally and avoid performative activism. The reality is alternative fashion alongside many other niches are comfortable with exclusion. I’m not referring to gatekeeping, although that is its own conversation to be had. I’m specifically referring to the comfort of keeping spaces that don’t push or work for inclusivity. It’s the comfort that needs to be challenged. How long did it take for you to seek out and uplift diversity? Were you ever pushing to see people…


Words mean extraordinarily little without action. As someone existing within the literary space, is it unusual to hear that is a phrase I live by? Yesterday I spent my day doing groundwork (Protesting, marching, etc.…) for the Black Lives Matter movement. This is not a new thing for me, I have joined many protests and marches in varying capacities. When I am not able-bodied enough to attend, I am in the digital space spreading awareness, educating MYSELF, signing petitions, and dialing up those political clowns in office. I donate whatever I can to local and nonprofit organizations when I can…


I want to preface that I am disappointed in the alternative fashion community. Without a doubt, there is no amount of fancy degreed vocabulary that can capture the vastness of how I feel lately. With that said, that does not mean I will not still be here for you. My presence as a Black Femme in this community is to push my people forward and uplift them. Pink energy is about honesty and advocacy. I have come from my pink island to speak on what is going on right now for Black people, and most importantly, Black alternatives. I will…

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