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NOTO HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE // VOL. 1

NOTO HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE // VOL. 1

What does giving mean to you?  Do you give your time, your affection, your imagination, your love?  Do you give intentionally and with a curated thoughtful eye?  We bring you our inclusive Holiday Gift guide, to help you through this Holidaze of ideas, options, and different point of views. 

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SOCIAL STUDIES: MARCELO GUTIERREZ // MAKEUP ARTIST, WRITER + FILM DIRECTOR

SOCIAL STUDIES: MARCELO GUTIERREZ // MAKEUP ARTIST, WRITER + FILM DIRECTOR

Change is inevitable. Marcelo demonstrates the kind of grace it takes to create evolution through that change. By telling stories through film-making and make-up artistry, he uses creativity and collaboration to help make sense of the complex dynamics in modern living. Marcello proves that you can accept the unknown by allowing yourself to dive deeper into the meaning of your everyday work.  Who are you? My name is Marcelo Gutierrez, I'm a makeup artist, film director + writer living in Brooklyn, NY. I believe myself to be a butterfly - resilient, constantly evolving and always following the correct wind patterns. By...

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SOCIAL STUDIES: FRAN TIRADO // WRITER, SPEAKER + SOCIAL ACTIVIST

SOCIAL STUDIES: FRAN TIRADO // WRITER, SPEAKER + SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Portrait by James Emmerman Fran is a crusader for queer visibility. He seeks to reclaim space for the queer + trans narratives to include stories that show these communities as owners and originators of art, style and ideas that are so heavily borrowed - and stolen from - in mainstream culture. Whether it is through the medium of a podcast, writing countless essays and articles, or simply living their authentic truth - Fran is a reminder of the unapologetic efforts it takes to change the way queer culture is perceived and consumed.   Who are you? I’m Fran, the former deputy editor at Out...

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Social Studies : Lauren Ruth Ward // Artist + Musician

Social Studies : Lauren Ruth Ward // Artist + Musician

Photo by Nicole Conflenti Healing + community is at the center of why Lauren Ruth Ward makes art. From touring as a live musician to finding inspiration in her surroundings and relationships, everything is connected to a bigger picture through expression. Lauren shows us that creativity is not just a physical practice or state of mind, but a lifestyle that is meant to be explored, enjoyed and most of all, shared with others. Read a little more below on how Lauren uses her everyday living as poetry.  Who are you? My name is Lauren Ruth Ward. I am an artist. Why do you make your work? I create to heal. Writing and...

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