A Little Respect: An Examination of Representation, Double Standards, and Gatekeeping in Kpop & Hip-Hop

There’s something that has really been grinding my gears lately (amongst the million other things that have made the past year more than trying). Admittedly, it doesn’t take a lot to make me agitated (s/o to my fellow fire sign friends), but there have been slights about a particular music genre that has seemed to…

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Era Hardaway is Undeniable

Era Hardaway is a twenty-seven year old rapper, producer, and entrepreneur continuing the honored lineage of innovative thinkers and musicians from Virginia. Following the release of the emcee’s latest EP, “Undeniable,” I had the opportunity to get better acquainted with Hardaway’s journey and vision. Era and I met up at his studio in Norfolk, VA,…

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Whose Streets? Our Streets!

Members of the Richmond-based photography collective, the Wild Bunch, answer our call to share their insights and experiences ahead of Norfolk exhibition. Merriam-Webster defines the word movement in a number of ways, the most apt for our purpose being a series of organized activities working toward an objective, or an organized effort to promote or…

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Enter Stage 6: Cloudnai

Our last ART BISH profile is Bay Area photographer, Cloudnai. Working with big names like Nipsey Hussle, A$AP Rocky, and Post Malone, the artist has solidified her name in the game. But what’s more important is her mission to representing the underrepresented. Highlighting black bodies, black hair, and the black experience, her art depicts the…

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Enter Stage 4: Sincerely Art

Fearless San Diego visionary, our next ART BISH artist profile is surreal artist Giselle Ibarra. From motherhood to hosting her own art show, Ibarra’s journey to success is inspirational and encourages others to take life’s challenges head-on. Being a self-taught surrealist artist with a strong family background of hard work and entrepreneurship ultimately led her…

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Enter Stage 3: Ashourina Washington

Hailing from California, our next ART BISH artist profile is model Ashourina Washington. Taking pride in her Assyrian and Black culture, Washington had planned on becoming a role model for girls of color in the television world by developing her own show. But as life has it, things don’t always go to plan. After juggling…

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