Spring 2019: The Speech Issue
Photographer Kelia Anne who shot our cover, is just 25 years old. We’re proud to showcase Kelia’s distinct point of view and look forward to seeing her make waves for years to come. The people you’ll meet in this issue fall into the same category.
One of our favorite photographers, Yumna Al-Arashi, is our artist feature who interprets free speech through arresting nude self-portraiture. We also present the formidable and undeniable Lizzo, in our music feature, who speaks inspiringly on creating a culture of body positivity.
For our inaugural Symposium collaboration, we partnered with Juxtapoz, a contemporary arts magazines, to spotlight six rising artists whose genre-expanding works defy convention and censorship. In 20Q, Hollywood hell-raiser David Harbour preaches the importance of actors using their celebrity to promote awareness of social issues, and Michelle Wolf (in Chasing the Last Laugh) offers a lesson in staying true to oneself in today’s dizzying climate.