“If I have the time and space, then the best thing to get rejuvenated is to just take a total break away from making work. Or just make work that’s really different from what I usually do, just for fun ... Eventually, things come.” By artist and illustrator @_lauraberger_ - Click the link in our profile to read her whole interview. Pictured: Currents // 36” x 48” acrylic on wood panel.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR || Started in June of 2017, five issues later and over 150 women around the world featured, We are so excited to reveal our first ever printed copy of our sixth issue: The Visionary Issue. This issue features local women like @kelsiissharp @deb4congressnm, @eugenie.bostrom
Executive Director of Olé New Mexico Andrea Seranno @_dianacasey_ @spurlinesupplyco and @tewawomenunited - and stories by contributing local writers: @mariamanuela and @votergirl PLUS many more incredible women around the country including @_lauraberger_ @lefawnhawk @ifyouwereachild @rootedinthevalley and @skinonsundays 🌟🌟🌟Join us at @opuntiacafe on December 20th from 6-8pm celebrating the women of Issue VI; a perfect way to end 2018 and bring on exciting beginnings in 2019. Some of the women will be joining us for the event so it's a great time to come out to meet them! Drinks and food will be available. Magazine can be pre-ordered now or available that night. Look forward to celebrating!
During Diana’s freshman year of college at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Sept. 11 happened; it took her art in a heavy direction. She was majoring in painting at the time, and the tragedy permeated her work. “I haven’t been painting. My paintings are a lot about anxiety and the modern world and weapons.” It’s something she hopes to go back to someday, but weaving is her love right now. She sees Zen in her craft. “A lot of people talk about weaving as therapeutic, and I do think that’s true. It’s almost like a meditation.” From Memory Weaver about textile artist @_dianacasey_ - Link in our bio. Photo by @heyraygun
“As Diana Casey explores the hills, meadows and mountains around her high desert home, she takes notice of certain things around her — the texture of rocks in the arroyo bed, or the particular hue that bathes the city in orange light as it dips behind the horizon. Then, she returns to her home studio, sits at her loom and weaves her memories into cloth.” Published TODAY is the first story of a three part series by contributing writer @mariamanuela - starting with textile artist @_dianacasey_ Over the next three weeks we will publish three stories by three different artists until our first print release of Issue VI. Click the link in our bio to read the first story on Diana Casey. Photo by @heyraygun
It’s FRIDAY which means, in only two days, we start releasing our artist series by @mariamanuela up until the the unveiling of our very first printed copy of UNUM! A new kind of magazine! Don’t miss this!! We start this Sunday, with the story of @_dianacasey_ - weaver and textile artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Get ready for one of the more powerful issues yet! Photo by @heyraygun
“Something Celine tells me she thinks about frequently is the fact that everyone you meet or pass on the street has a rich inner life and a story within them, and that it is easy for people to forget or ignore this - and how dehumanizing that ignorance is. As a natural and prolific storyteller, she is excited to have the opportunity to share.” From our interview with photographer @mads_baz documenting the life of Celine (birth name Kierston Oliver), a transgender woman who has been experiencing homelessness in Cape Town for the past 10 years. Full photos and interview via the link in our bio. Pictured is a page from one of Celine's journals; one of her original poems/songs, Liesbeek Tears, named for the parkway which bisects the neighborhood of Observatory.
The next woman featured in our upcoming Visionary issue is an American politician from New Mexico. After she defeated Republican Janice Arnold Jones, @deb4congressnm became one of the first two Native American women to be elected to the United States Congress, alongside @shariceforcongress. Read her inspiring interview on what inspired her to run coming in December. Photo by Michael Anaya Gorman. #unummagazine
TODAY IS THE DAY || today we start introducing the incredible women of Issue VI. 15 women, all over the world, share their story in our first ever printed edition, The Visionary Issue. We start with the founder and owner of @spurlinesupplyco in Albuquerque, NM. An Albuquerque native, Tess Coats moved to Los Angeles and studied visual communication and fashion merchandising after high school. Working in retail for over 15 years, Tess first started Spectacle Caravan, a mobile boutique, then went on to start her current extraordinary boutique, Spur Line Supply Co. Do not miss her inspiring story!
My sweet boy took this photo of me. Right after a good rain, when the air smells like pound cake. I was hiding a scarlet-red tick rash under that scarf and standing under Oklahoma trees with a hat and brim on, you better believe it. My son said, “Pretend those are Joshua Trees and whales are swimming above my head.” Well, I loved that. And I love that we’re always in this journey together and more is ahead. My article for @unummagazine began in Baja, wrapped up in Big Bear, and waited till just the right time to remind me of abundance, unexpected blue, and why I follow my buffalo. Link in bio.
“Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re doing something wrong with your life if you are in the pursuit of beauty and encountering ugly. Chances are, you are doing something very right. Sometimes you can’t save your marriage. Sometimes the barn catches fire. Sometimes the rattlesnake is just going to slither on your porch and hiss at you. But sometimes the double rainbow comes after. Chances are, every one of them will lead you to unexpected blue, bright as Day-Glo.”
This week’s spotlight shines light on @athousandroads writer, editor, and sojourner. Read the full story via the link in our profile. 🌟 Photo by Cole Cooper
Women👏🏽Making👏🏽History! A night of so many incredible firsts! @deb4congressnm representing New Mexico along with @shariceforcongress representing Kansas became the first Native American women in Congress. 👏🏽 Groundbreaking WINS! Times have changed! Don’t miss the powerful interview with Deb Haaland in our upcoming VISIONARY Issue releasing in December! 🌟 Photo by Michael Anaya Gorman.
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“I don’t give a damn about going to the party or being at the party. It was about getting dressed for the party and there is truth and poetry in just that.” 🕷Iris Apfel. Safest holidays from us to you! 🎃 #unummagazine
“I am a firm believer that every single person has experiences and whatever those experiences are, we are meant to have them. They are what make us unique. I know I would not be the person that I am today had I not gone through my own experiences and had my own story.”
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This week’s SPOTLIGHT shines light on Jen Proctor founder and owner of @cultivatedentertainment. When Jen was only 13 years old an unthinkable loss happened right in front of her, the suicide of her own mother. Rather than making her life about about pain and shame, she allowed that struggle to become her strength and move forward and connect with others to help them improve their own situations. Read her powerful narrative in the link in our profile. Photo by @ashleystreff #unummagazine
DONE || We were out today making sure we were first in line 🗳 Have you voted yet? Beginning today we are going to do a big GIVEAWAY up until midterms! An UNUM tote along with an exclusive T-shirt designed by illustrator @helsinkimonamour could be coming your way! And the best part, it’s easy to play:
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“You have to wholeheartedly believe in yourself. When I took a big leap of faith, the reason I was able to was because I knew that if everything failed then I could say I tried. Whereas if I got to 10 years down the line and I didn't try it, I'd spend the rest of my life in regret. All I want really, is to encourage people to be true to themselves and just try it. What's the worst that could happen?” @alohaandcoffee from Issue VI. Full interview with Zoe in the link in our profile. Photo by @flyberysport #unummagazine
WISC (Women’s International Study Center) was born out of three generations of women who built the Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Inspired by women's achievements in arts, sciences, and cultural preservation, as well as their successes as businesswomen they began a fellowship-in-residence program focusing on changing women's lives by engaging in dialogue about issues that matter which now, four years later, is WISC. As our featured organization in the “Community” issue, we had the honor of sitting down with Program Director Jordan Young for a candid interview about the importance and impact of the organization. “The women of WISC have helped me see how important it is for us to take up space, to risk failure, to try to speak truth. I've been so lucky to be taught, fed, roused, upset, counseled, and schooled by the women teachers in my life, but my experiences at WISC have made me want to be more courageous.” Read the whole interview in the link in our profile. Pictured is Jacquette M Timmons, one of the Women and Money speakers at WISC.
Thank you to all that joined us last night to support our work and made the night an amazing success! ♥️ We loved seeing all the new faces in our community and meeting everyone! SUPER thankful to the dynamic team of chefs that came together to help make this happen, @madrefoods, @theclarifiedkitchen, @annamariabrezna of @dolinasantafe We couldn’t have done this without them...not to mention how incredible every course was. 😋 Looking forward to more of these inspiring events in Santa Fe and beyond! 🌟 Photo by @katy144
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! Our first SOLD OUT Community Dinner at @dolinasantafe 🍽 Three local chefs @annamariabrezna, @madrefoods, and @theclarifiedkitchen, five courses, and one night celebrating our mission and the talent of these three incredible women who were featured in UNUM. Santa Fe we are ready! We cannot say thank you enough to all of the local farms, food companies, sources, and wineries that have contributed to this exciting event! Special thanks to @greentractorfarm, @romerofarms, @montoyaorchard, @c4farms, @squashblossomlocalfood, @beckandbulow, @gruetwinery, @shamrockfoods, @lamontanitacoop, Bountiful Cow Cheese Co, @urbanrebelfarms, @clcpecans, @whiskeyandclay and Favorite Brands Wine. This event is the perfect representation of what community is about and what can happen when we all come together! Can’t wait to see everyone! 🧡🙏🏽✨
“Advice I empathically provide: Be gentle with yourself. Take all the time you need. And always remember, you are nto alone. Grief is circuitous and grief knows no timeline and this can be disheartening and difficult while wading through it. But, leaning into grief might be the very thing that gets us through it. Trying to stave it off might just make the grief linger longer. Being present with our grief, as challenging as it may be, might just be the very antidote to drowning in it.” From our interview with @ihadamiscarriage • Link in our profile •
Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Join in honor and remembrance by taking a moment to reach out to someone you know that has experienced loss. #nomoreshame •
Video: #IHadAMiscarriage : @ihadamiscarriage Poetry on bodies: @skinonsundays Photographer at event: @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm Videographer: Jaki Covington @the_jaki Ceramics in shoot: @mquanstudio
“We need to normalize pregnancy loss and the grief that follows. These occurrences aren’t going anywhere. Pregnancy loss is not a disease; it will not be cured. Loss knows nothing of socioeconomics, race, ethnicity, educational background, religion—we are all vulnerable if we attempt to undertake pregnancy.” From our interview with Dr. Jessica Zucker of @ihadamiscarriage published today. Read this powerful narrative via the link in our profile. Photo by @elliana_allon
Today is #internationaldayofthegirl which is one of our favorite and most important days to bring attention to. Now in it's sixth year, October 11th is designated by the @unitednations to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. It's a very cruel and unfair reality in several parts of the world so we want to help in any way we can in addressing these issues. It's us that can help educate! The girls and boys of today play the biggest role in making tomorrow a better world for everyone! Image from our essay with Executive Director of @crp_amman Amanda Lane in our Community Issue. Read what she’s doing to help women and girls in the link in our profile.
“Writing requires courage. You have no idea how many people can be angered by something you write. It’s because it serves as a mirror. And the way you interpret poetry says way more about you than the person who has written it. So for a lot of people it can sometimes be an unnerving experience.” from poet and author @danica.gim - Full interview can be read in the link in our profile. #unummagazine
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. We celebrate them today. Take a moment to hear the wise words of Juana Payaba Cachique -- an indigenous leader in the Peruvian Amazon who fought illegal gold mining operations in her community...and won. Happy Indigenous People’s Day! ✊🏽#unummagazine @rainforestalliance
“Change is coming, and you can be part of that change by raising your voice. You deserved to be heard. Remain honest, remain kind, remain compassionate and all other soft things we are taught as a woman. But also become loud and fierce and unapologetic!” @danica.gim - Visit the link in our profile to read her full interview. Picture: Sea combined with the art of Maria Uve.
“You were not meant to be a quiet voice” @danica.gim
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Published today is an interview with poet and author, Danica Gim, born in the Netherlands where her first novel was published at the age of seventeen. Danica temporarily moved to Vancouver at the age of twenty-three where she created an (at that time anonymous) Instagram account @danica.gim and started sharing her poetry. In less than a year the account gained over fifty thousand followers worldwide, making her poetry famous all over the internet. This year, she published her poetry debut ‘Morningstar Musings’ that has been praised for its raw and relatable lines as she writes about various topics many young people encounter in life. Pictured: Religion. Part of the poem ‘Religion,’ combined with the art of @melaniab_ilustracion - Link in bio.
Weekend inspiration by landscape designer @ooohlee owner of @groundworkdesign 🌱 “Shaping a garden space where many ecologies will live and hopefully thrive requires attention to detail and a centered perspective on what's important. To construct and therefore offer this dwelling place, understanding the great wilderness of oneself is required.” Issue V: Women in the Arts.
“I thought letting foster youth tell their stories, their way through short films, would be a great way to start the healing process and to give kids in foster care an outlet while also teaching them life skills and vocational skills. As much money as we put into the prison system? How about we use that money to start providing the resources and things that foster kids need to heal, grow, and thrive? How about we help them become positive citizens and successful citizens? I believe it's our responsibility.” Tige Charity - Founder of @kidsinthespotlight - full story in the link in our bio. #unummagazine
“Life is so much bigger than just you. We all have a responsibility. Purpose is not just for me, not just for us, but for others to benefit from as well.” Tige Charity, Founder of @kidsinthespotlight - Read Tige’s powerful narrative in our Community Issue. Link in bio. #unummagazine
“One in every 10 people in Jordan is a refugee, so I knew when my family decided to move back to Jordan that I wanted to get involved in some way to help Iraqis displaced as refugees or victimized by war and conflict.” Our women and leadership feature Amanda Lane, Executive Director of Collateral Repair Project. Read Amanda’s powerful narrative through the link in our bio. #unummagazine
“I think that one of the things that our overall society lacks right now is togetherness. We have to realize that we are all dealing with things and we are all fighting for this life to be good. We are trying to do our best, and I think that we have isolated ourselves enough that it feels like you are the only one going through something. Even if you have a million friends on social media, they are all still just out there and it turns it into more of a competition instead a way to build each other up. We need to help each other out and bring each other together and have real conversations again. I hope that we can set a stage for that.” From our interview with Meghan Stockman, former Meteorologist and now president of KidSpace - an interactive space planetarium for children in Colorado. Full interview through the link in our bio. #unummagazine
H A R V E S T 🍁 We are so excited and honored of be featuring the work of local ceramicist @whiskeyandclay at our Harvest Dinner on October 18th! If you haven’t met her or seen her ceramics, you must! She blends porcelain with stoneware to give each piece a timeless desert feel and is absolutely one of our favorites 🌾 Only a few tickets left for the evening! So join us for this 5-course community dinner by three local chefs served in the beautiful work of @whiskeyandclay - you don’t want to miss this...so much great company! Grab your tickets through the link in our bio. #unummagazine
“I may be "one of the guys," but I also I enjoy being a female. I enjoy dressing up. I know that there are some things that people are going to be better at than me. I have worked with men in the military that are not very physically strong people, and I have worked with women who are very physically strong, and vice versa. People are people. You can't anticipate, just by gender. And mental toughness is a whole other animal but equally as impossible to assume based on gender.” Our Science feature Meghan Stockman, owner of KidSpace and retired National Guard and Space Weather Forecaster for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center. Read her full interview in the link in our bio.
So powerful and breathtaking. @108_death_masks installation by multidisciplinary artist @nikeshabreeze opens today at ARTPRIZE 10 @artprize - Read Nikesha’s full feature on the inspiration behind @108_death_masks in our Community Issue. Link in bio. #unummagazine ・・・
Installation view. 108 Death masks Devos Place.
ARTPRIZE 10 #artprize10
documentary footage by @emzespecial
“Put your ideas out in the air if you’re unsure of them, and in time you’ll know if it is worth pursuing.” Check out our latest interview with @emlywlde - multidisciplinary artist and jeweler based out of Melbourne, Australia. Link in our bio ✨ #unummagazine
“I think the interesting thing about community is that you can build it in literally any space. I used to be a competitive fencer, and I remember driving by my fencing salle — which is a pretty big space, all things considered — along the highway and it would be just a blip. If you had no relationship with that building, you'd have no idea of what is there, and yet I had seven years of my life built there. It's wonderful that you can build community in no matter how small or how big of a space, or in no matter how long or short of a time period — so how do we build as many important communities as possible?” @chefjennydorsey full interview in the link in our bio.
BIG NEWS || Jenny’s newest series “Asian in America” is one of the 5 projects chosen for @FutureofStorytelling’s “Bridging the Divide” award which also means “Asian in America” will be one of the featured exhibitions at the Future of Storytelling Summit this year! AND she is officially taking it on the road for her first North American tour. To find out if you are one of her stops or if you want her to stop in your city, contact @chefjennydorsey - Photo by @LizClayman #unummagazine
“Everybody says the same shit about food, like, "Food tells stories," and, "Food brings people together," and I am not contesting that but … I think the whole point of being human is that you are in pain sometimes, your heart hurts sometimes, you're scared sometimes, you feel sad or you feel lonely — and the whole point of having food is to be able to communicate those feelings. If you can really have people understand those emotions when they are eating your food, then that is the most beautiful part of having a craft at all. So I think on a holistic level I just want people to be able to see food in a different way. It's not really supposed to make you feel good all the time.” @chefjennydorsey - Women and Food feature in our Community Issue. Pictured: Surf-Turf Lamb and Mussels. Link in our bio. #unummagazine
“All I want is to have real conversations about stuff that actually matters. We don't lead perfect lives free from pain, loss, disappointment — isn't the point of being human to be vulnerable? Isn't the point of eating together to share in our actual lives?” Read this inspiring story about our women and food feature, Chef Jenny Dorsey @chefjennydorsey who started in business school but found her true calling in culinary arts and has now become a social innovator in the industry. Link in our bio. Photo by Hannah Burton and @bustle #unummagazine
“I used to focus on extraverted, dynamic people, prioritizing their shine above the texture of their relationship abilities. Simply put, shine has zero gravitational pull when placed beside emotional attunement. So what if someone is the head of whatever fancy, wonderful organization, or their creative practice is getting great press? If their relationship skills are consistently poor, this person will not be a great contributor to building and being in powerful, loving community over time.” Our Leadership feature, Oral Historian and Educator @mijancelie - full narrative in the link in our bio. Photo by @guerilladigital #unummagazine
“I’m all about immersive stories, and purposefully figuring out different ways of reaching through and experiencing all of the five senses through our narratives. I start each new project wondering how people can be vulnerable long enough to remember, touch, and be changed by our stories. That's why I am constantly working with and learning alongside marginalized communities, asking how we can surface and honor our narratives that typically have been invisibilized or silenced.” Oral Historian and Educator @mijancelie from our Community Issue. Read her powerful and insightful narrative in the link in our bio. Photo by @guerilladigital #unummagazine
EXCITING NEWS | It’s Friday and with that comes one of the most exciting announcements ✨ In light of our Community Issue, this October 18th, we have teamed up with three remarkable chefs, each featured in our third issue, and are bringing you our first community dinner! Join us as Marianne Sundquist of @theclarifiedkitchen - Katelyn Hilburn of @madrefoods - and Annamaria O’Brien of @dolinasantafe prepare their favorite farmers market dishes, right in time for harvest, in this 5-Course dinner hosted at Dolina in Santa Fe. Tickets go on sale next Friday at the same time we announce their delicious fall menu! Seating is limited so stay tuned for more details! #unummagazine#simplysantafe 🧡
“When I began to think about developing something of my own, I always thought about how the work that my grandparents created was just as high quality as everything I saw overseas — and this jewelry is sold internationally and bought at this level, while my grandparents are selling at little markets, flea markets, pow wows, or trying to sell to trading posts. I thought about how the quality of my peoples' work wasn't being respected and how I could change that. I wanted to take it on, but in a newer way. We have to keep evolving and moving forward. I asked myself what is the best way that I can keep moving forward and create jobs on the reservation through our craft, while still preserving it.” Our Fashion feature Samantha Platero of @dinehjewelry - read the full interview about her path into becoming a jewelry designer and the power and beauty of the Navajo culture and community. Image by Rasmus Jensen. #unummagazine
“Wild Home is about celebrating a possible future when the world isn't so binary, where we stop subjecting the planet to our ideas of what it is and instead protect and steward it, care for it, realize it is our only home and we share it with so many precious species. It is about celebrating a future where we are brave enough to do self compassion and encourage holistic living so we can thrive on this Earth. It starts in ourselves. I am a Wild Home, and I deserve to honor myself as we all do.” Artist and Curator @plumeriaproductions from our Community Issue. Link in bio. Pictured is Niomi’s Wild Home solo exhibit now showing at @strangerscollective NO LAND. #unummagazine
“I think as humans we're so arrogant about thinking that we know what's going on all the time with the world through our own lenses. When people say things to me like, "I can't use the word 'they' as my pronoun." People are like, "It's not proper English." So you can't speak a word in another language? Because people learn other words for things all the time, and language is super important. It just is. Telling someone that you're going to deny their own identity, it's violent. It's a violent way to be.” - @plumeriaproductions from their narrative in our Community Issue. Read the whole story via the link in our bio. Pictured from Niomi’s current Wild Home exhibit at NO LAND; Soft Witch/Sweet Tangles, Neo Pastiche On Aluminum.
“The whole premise of Wild Home started with this fantasy when my wife, Hannah, was overseas for 14 months. I really felt I was having this deep period of longing for her homecoming. I had keep the homecoming fantasy alive to sort of leverage myself into a space of safety. I thought I knew what her coming home was going to look like, because you mythologize people, especially when they're gone and in danger. In that process of her coming home, we got this home and I started making our home, so it's really interesting to have that occur and to start creating queer domestic space. However, when she arrived, I still felt like there was this homecoming that needed to happen still, and I couldn't figure out what it was. What I realized is that it was about myself, too, and my own homecoming, coming home to myself: turning 40, finding new places in myself, finding sort of this lush, celebratory space and moving out of a sort of trauma space into a safer space. I had to realize, the homecoming I was seeking was homecoming to self acceptance and self-worth, which is its own prize, but I had to learn what that looked like for me.” Queer feminist artist and independent curator @plumeriaproductions in our Community Issue. Read their full powerful narrative in the link in our bio. #unummagazine
TONIGHT join us at 7 pm to watch @jessiedeluxe set among the artworks of @plumeriaproductions Wild Home exhibition at @strangerscollective gallery NO LAND. 54 1/2 E. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM.
“I think that an important part of my story is addressing and admitting to the struggles that we have as women. I do not talk about my personal life on the Tiny Atlas Instagram because I don’t feel like it's the right platform for it. At the same time, I don't subscribe to this sometimes-false perception of constant success and ease. On the @tinyatlasquarterly IG account we show what our community's doing, who our group of photographers are personally, what the magazine specifically is creating. We celebrate beautiful places in the world. But, as a woman, I do think we need to talk more about this notion of work/life balance and figure it out.” Founder and Director of @tinyatlasquarterly @ernathan - full interview in the link in our bio. 📷 : @ernathan
“When I was shooting more editorially, I had always found that travel magazines were missing a personal perspective on travel, and then when I shot for ad clients, all of the people who worked on the productions were never publicly credited and the work was less creative. So @tinyatlasquarterly and what you may know as, #mytinyatlas began. It was a way for me to highlight my own take on a place and vision of the creative teams that put together these shoots as well as highlighting the local people that we so frequently collaborated with.” Our travel feature @ernathan - Founder and Director of @tinyatlasquarterly tells us the inspiration behind the beautiful travel publication as well as her own personal advice on being your own boss in our Community Issue. Read the full interview via the link in our bio.
“When I was younger I definitely did not start out thinking, "Oh, I'm going to be a quote-unquote trailblazer and I'm going to carve out a space for me to have a leadership voice. I just wanted to be a journalist. I was invisible once myself, and I wanted to tell stories about invisible people, because they weren't invisible to me.” Quote by @maria_la_hinojosa - Journalist and President of Futuro Media Group. Read this inspiring narrative by Maria in our Community Issue. Link in our bio.
➡️ From collage to mock-up to product! New collab with the wonderful @unummagazine, an online magazine dedicated to highlighting and celebrating women of diverse backgrounds by sharing their personal stories. Love them and love working with them 💛✨ You can purchase this navy T-shirt through their website (www.unummagazine.com) ✨
They’re here and they are beautiful! 👏🏽 The first piece in our Artist Collaboration series - a series in collaboration with creative women around the world. Our first artist, Canadian Illustrator @helsinkimonamour designed a limited edition t-shirt for our newest Community Issue..JUST PUBLISHED! Grab one via the link in our bio. You will LOVE! ***if you are an artist and interested in collaborating for this series, we’d love to hear from you! ✨✂️
“I am an artist, a student, and an activist. I was born in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to an American mother and an Ivorian father. I was granted the privileges of American citizenship only because my mother filled out the pertinent paperwork in a timely fashion — but have watched my own siblings and family members struggle for the same status that I did nothing to merit.” - @zoritabonita - Read this powerful narrative in our Community Issue. Link in our bio.
“My youngest daughter is nearly 4; she sees the world through innocent and inquisitive eyes. She lives to play, she forgives and forgets easily, and she genuinely enjoys every day. It's made me wonder when it all changed. When did we stop playing and become serious adults? And why do we lose that innocence and play? It inspires me to put my phone or laptop away and just play for a while. This in turn helps me to be more creative, both in my yoga and my communications company. That's my biggest motivator.” @alohaandcoffee - Entrepreneur and Yoga Instructor from our Community Issue. Read her full interview in the link in our bio. #unummagazine
What an amazing response to our Community Issue 🙏🏽 We cannot wait to begin sharing each individual story over the next weeks. We thought this video by @alohaandcoffee would be a perfect start..asking the question, Who Am I? Read Zoe’s full interview in our fitness section via the link in our bio.
“I recently was part of an amazing campaign with Flybery Sport that asked the very question "Who am I?” and really made women all over the world stop and think. It's a question we're all so quick to answer with a label: I'm a mother; I'm a teacher; I'm a nurse. But that's not who you are. That's what you are. To answer who you are, you have to look inside and dig deep — maybe even get uncomfortable and honest with yourself. So who am I? I am a little girl who still gets things wrong, and sometimes I need a little validation. So my best piece of advice would be to dig deep and figure out who you really are, instead of trying to be who you think you're supposed to be. Embrace your uniqueness, and just because you are a part of society doesn't mean you need to conform to the norm.” Video by @ohanacomms and @flyberysport
“One of the things that our overall society lacks right now is togetherness. We have to realize that we are all dealing with things and we are all fighting for this life to be good.” - Meghan Stockman from Issue V.
Thank you for the love and support you have already shown for the Community Issue, published TODAY!! ⚡️15 inspiring women shared their stories, their work, their advice with us and today it’s live! Click the link in our bio to begin your own journey into Issue V. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
“When I was younger I definitely did not start out thinking, "Oh, I'm going to be a quote-unquote trailblazer and I'm going to carve out a space for me to have a leadership voice." I just wanted to be a journalist. I just simply wanted to work, to be recognized, and now given the moment we're living in I just cannot walk away from the fact that there are many people, specifically women, women of color, and Latinas and immigrants, who need their stories told.” Quote by @maria_la_hinojosa - journalist and president of Futuro Media Group.
TODAY IS THE DAY! The release of Issue V: The Community Issue. To start off our second year, we wanted to dedicate a full issue to the importance of community and to the women making a difference throughout theirs. This issue includes 15 remarkable women sharing their stories, experiences and advice along the way. Click the link in our bio to dive into these powerful stories. Cover image of @mijancelie by @guerilladigital
Only 2 days left until our fifth issue release: The Community Issue. This issue is filled with women that thrive for change, work on solutions, and that give hope to others. The women making history in communities today. There are powerful narratives and interviews by very dedicated and inspiring women including @mijancelie @maria_la_hinojosa @plumeriaproductions @zoritabonita @alohaandcoffee @dinehjewelry @ernathan @chefjennydorsey so many more. PLUS our first ever artist collaboration series begins Thursday with a T-shirt design exclusively by @helsinkimonamour for UNUM! All available to pre-order with the release. Subscribe on our website to be the first to receive the full release! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
"Arranging things is truly meditative. I get a little bit lost, and I like that feeling. The more I can be with it, the better the picture becomes.” @omjsk from Peace in the Process published today! Read the full story via the link in our bio. #unummagazine
Published today is our final story before our full Community Issue release THIS THURSDAY! Written by contributing writer @mariamanuela this is the story of artist and photographer @omjsk - Ja Soon is an an artist who builds her works with tiny bits of nature, finding beauty in places, that to many, might go unnoticed. “When I gather, I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do with it. It's given me a keener sense of being able to observe the world around me … I wonder what things would look like if there were a whole bunch together." Read this beautiful story, Peace in the Process, via the link in our bio. 📸 : @liz_devine
“You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can't just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn't come off the way you thought it should come off.” Eternal love and respect to an absolute queen 🙏🏽♥️
Only one week left until the release of Issue V!!! ✨ and one more story to release in @mariamanuela art series. This Sunday is the story of the life and work by @omjsk - Ja Soon is a photographer, art director, painter and certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. Born and raised in Seoul Korea, Ja Soon creates still lives from collections of flowers, seedpods and wood foraged from her local environment. She captures, in a magnificent way, the beauty in ordinary things that, for most of us, would otherwise go unnoticed. Do not miss this inspiring and beautiful story. Releasing this Sunday, August 19th! 🌼🍁
Luther Atkins, a ceramics professor, pushed Nikesha to dedicate her time to a sculptural series she has named 108 Death Masks: a Communal prayer for Peace and Justice. On her website, she writes about the series: "Each face is meticulously sculpted to represent a single life in the countless stream of black and brown deaths in the United States and in the larger African Diaspora. From slavery and lynching to the current state of police brutality and mass incarceration, black and brown bodies have been the center of the largest war on a people that this planet has ever known. This series is an homage to the countless lives lost in the battle for freedom and dignity that continues to this day." Interdisciplinary artist @nikeshabreeze - link in our profile. Image: individual ceramic death mask. Photo courtesy of @nikeshabreeze