If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for new inspiration, and that often comes from new art and artists! So, it was a complete gem to visit the Art & Social Activism Festival (at 32 Orchard Street NYC). Not only are there many talented artists, but all of them are socially aware! You must go see this festival before it closes this Sunday! To learn more, please read our exclusive interview with the director Nicholas Cohn here.
Being a girl in this world can be tough. Sometimes it is nice to let your alter ego take over. This is what Libby Schoettle did, and now Phoebe New York is literally seen all over the New York Streets! To learn more about this amazing and fun artist, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
When I first heard about Rain Valdez, I was like, who is this beautiful woman? Oh, beautiful transgender woman? Oh, she acts and writes? Wait, she is redefining transgender roles in her productions so we actually see transgender people as the people they are.. WHAT?? This woman is awesome! Please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here, to learn more about the multitalented Rain Valdez.
Street art is powerful for so many reasons, it completely changes its surroundings, it is undeniable, and it is free. A street artist can do whatever he or she wants. They put their message out for the world and the world cannot do anything about it buy see it, well, and maybe paint over it.. But there is a lot of power to this freedom. TONA takes advantage of this with his powerful paintings of children that he has painted all over the world and his partnership with Viva con Agua. Please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
There are a lot of ways to start the conversation of environmental protection and climate change, but few are quite as eye catching as what The Good of the Hive is doing! Matthew Willey was inspired by one honey bee and it changed his live. Now he spreads the world of environmental awareness and the need for bees in huge stunning murals around The United States. To learn more about The Good of the Hive and bees, please read Jejune’s exclusive interview here.
What is the definition of being a female? Being a male? Being queer? Explore these concepts with this dynamic photography series from photographer Jesper Molin and model Lilith Etch, as you read along with Lilith’s thoughts on the topic here.
Diversity is spreading like wild fires in the fashion world, but has it been seen in fashion illustrations? Learn more here, by reading our exclusive interview with fashion illustrator Mandy Lau, as she helps to make the fashion world more colorful!
Pride month is a time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ sisters, brothers, and everything in between, but to also recognize the fight they have had to, and continue to, overcome. In my completely unbiased opinion, the LGBTQ+ community is one of the most amazing groups of people. No matter what is thrown at them they continue to shine, literally and figuratively, and Stephanie Rice is no exception. Despite coming from a very religious family who couldn’t accept her for all that she is, she is taking on the world by storm. Music was always her first love, but she has also tackled the science field, putting out important AIDS research, has been on The Voice, and her new single “Pages” is just beautiful. To learn more about this passionate creative woman, please read our exclusive interview here.
The Prom is a fun colorful Broadway musical about four has-been Broadway stars that try to make the world a better place by gracing it with their presence. Learn more about this hilarious performance here!
To be liberal in this world means a lot of things, but the most important thing it can mean it is to stand up for what you believe in and to help others whenever you can. This is exactly why Liberal Jane is the perfect liberal, she is a kick butt illustrator with a lot to say, who gives back! Learn more here!
Rachel Handler is an actress and director from Jersey City, NJ, who just so happens to be missing a leg. That turn of events has shaped what roles she can now get, but she doesn’t feel like it should limit her. Check out her latest short film she directed and starred in for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge here, and learn more about this amazing woman!
When art and love come together to help people, magic happens. Learn more about the most beautiful homeless shelter you will see, the Isaiah House, here!
Jejune’s latest Comic addition: Loryn Brantz
Blaine Petrovia may not describe his dancing as spiritual, and he maybe know for his highly sexual gogo dancer style, but a more sensitive side has emerged over the last few years that will leave the viewer breathless as he soars above you.
Check out Vegan Comics, and their style of communicating “Save The Planet & Animals.”
Do you love confetti? So do I! Jelena Aleksich loves it so much she has made a career of making people happy by throwing it them. Check out her beautiful photos and learn more about it here!
Check out the femme, queer, trans/gnc artist, Brennan O’Rourke’s, poetry!
Follow the love story between a deaf woman and her hearing teacher as they struggle to be apart of each other’s worlds. This is a review of the hit Broadway play Children Of A Lesser God. Which we highly recommend you go see while it is still at Studio 54.
Jejune loves Bonnie Holland's editorial, that we affectionately titled Hope. She spoke to us about a friend of her's who was diagnosed with beast cancer, and everything she had to go though. This editorial is for her.
Secret Music is an exciting new documentary that tackles heavy questions of identity politics as they pertain to music and the arts. The film will premiere at the Mostly Modern Music festival. We were lucky enough to sit down with the director Daniel Beliavsky and get his response to 3 questions.
What does it mean to sport gray hair in 2018? This beautiful collection, shot by Claudia Paul of gray haired women and men was shot to celebrate their comfort with themselves, in their skin and hair. This is about "feeling beautiful at any age".
What would life be like if we let the air pollution get so bad that we needed to spend the day to day times wearing masks? Casey Clifford is making people think about this and more with her latest collection of paintings.
Artist John Richey helps you reach your represenitives via post card art that reflects the posters he is seeing on the streets.
Aerials of all backgrounds get political in how they tell the story of a selfish dictator's rise to power.