DEAR RACISTS, FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD ASIAN

DEAR RACISTS, FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD ASIAN

I am a first-generation Asian American, who also happens to be the first in my family to attend college. My parents came from Malaysia and of course, we Malaysians are proud of our heritage (shoutout to ya'll who are). I spent most of my life (short one as I'm only 20 y/o lol) thinking about [...]

MEET SHARON KIM – A MOTIVATIONAL FORCE

MEET SHARON KIM – A MOTIVATIONAL FORCE

It's not abnormal that people find themselves switching their careers when they previously believed their plans are set in place. Sharon Kim is no exception as she is "a previous fashion designer turned UX designer studying at Parsons in NYC." Born and raised in New York by people she continues to look up to, "two loving, [...]

MEET EMILY HONG – YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER IN NYC

MEET EMILY HONG – YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER IN NYC

Emily Hong became a fashion designer because it gave her a way to express herself creatively. It also gave her a way to connect with others. She explained why fashion design drew her in, "Growing up I was very shy and I had a hard time speaking in general, but after I started exploring fashion, [...]

MEET GABE- THE AMBITIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER

MEET GABE- THE AMBITIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER

We are often told that education is the foundation of success, that without a college degree, failure in the “real world” is inevitable. While this may prove true for some individuals, Gabe Lucero believed that education interrupted his pursuit of creative knowledge. In 2017, he attended the Fashion Institute of Technology as a photography major, [...]

MEET SYDNEY LEE – A PASSIONATE NYC CREATIVE

MEET SYDNEY LEE – A PASSIONATE NYC CREATIVE

Sydney Lee is a 20-year-old creative based in New York. Although she identifies as a creative, she explains that it's not her full-time job, at least not yet, "Now that’s not my job, I wish it was but instead it’s more of what I would view myself as. However, there is no way I’m taking [...]

MEET DACIA – CEO OF CHILLOLOGY

MEET DACIA – CEO OF CHILLOLOGY

Dacia (day-see-a) is one of the most passionate and hardworking women you will meet in your lifetime. However, no matter the success and acclamation, she remains humble in her ways. She considers herself to be an "Island Gyal" as she was born and raised on the island of Jamaica, "(it's) where I spent most of [...]