Toronto-based. Interested in cultures, structures, people and diaspora.
A primer on SZA's career thus far, and why it's important to stay in her corner.
A critique of fashion's diversity problem and the casting agencies who are trying to make it a better, more inclusive space.
The playlist documents a memory in the making for the city's most neglected corner.
A conversation on Drake, culture, and Toronto on CBC Radio One with Nora Young of CBC's The Current.
Diaspora Drake is the best Drake—and also the most natural.
In “The Beautiful Ones”, a Real Life Mag essay by poet and essayist Momtaza Mehri, the aesthetics of blackness and black beauty in the online world are described simply: “There are bodies, or beauties, that the world does not make space for. We know and live this. To counter that, these bodies have created their own alternatives online.”
The internet can be a sad and dreary place. In a time where our feeds are filled with reminders of what feels like an impending, yet chill, Armageddon, small pockets of the massive online black hole preserve communal sanity with a surprisingly effective, digital coping mechanism: memes.
Black creative peoples, especially, have shown just how powerful the internet—and even more specifically, social media like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and blogging platforms—can be for innovative career-building that changes the traditionalist ways that we think about food and new media.
The rapper, currently touring with Drake, talks about his crew and what it’s like to make it out the city.
Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia, knows herself. You should too.
A profile on Mustafa the Poet for GOOD Magazine's 39th print issue.
Blurb on YouTube star, Nura Afia's impact on cultural understandings of Muslims online.
A new class of self-made artisans brings fresh perspective to fashion and accessories.
'Starboy' is The Weeknd's musical metamorphosis. The only question is what took so long?
Gilmore Girls was then what it is to me now; a show of fast-talking, quick-thinking, complicated white women that served as a straightedge escape from my own life. They still do, often in the depths of the night, more than ten years later.