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SOCIAL STUDIES: Bence Magyarlaki // Multidisciplinary Artist

SOCIAL STUDIES: Bence Magyarlaki // Multidisciplinary Artist

A brief few moments in passing at a Portuguese artists' home is how I met Bence.  Those moments where all I needed to know something powerful was in front of me.  Powerful with a gentle voice, beautiful face, and curious mind.  I watched a film my girlfriend made, where he, one of the featured, read aloud a poem over the recorded moments in time that he danced between.  His words and the way he spoke them felt like a love story I was a part of.  That is how his art works.  He pulls you into seeing form but leaves you...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Anna Bulbrook - Musician / Creator of GirlSchool LA

SOCIAL STUDIES : Anna Bulbrook - Musician / Creator of GirlSchool LA

There are many women I know that would be categorized under : INCREDIBLE - Anna would 100% be at the top of this list.  Not only is she a celebrated artist in her own right, but  also a dynamic and major part of what has moved the LA music scene via her Festival Girlshool.   Her impact through action and ideas on the community has been great, especially for female identified artists and musicians.  Cultivating Girlschool, she has helped amplify the voice of young musicians and guide them towards stepping into their power by curating a platform in the setting of a music festival, that...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Robin Rose Owner & Florist of Fleurotica

SOCIAL STUDIES : Robin Rose Owner & Florist of Fleurotica

When I first met Robin, she made me nervous.  The good nervous. Like the type of nervous you get when you look at a shining diamond in the light.  I met her at Dimes in New York while my girlfriend and I were going out to dinner.  Robin and I had only been admirers of one another via social media and had never actually met in person, as most of us do these days.  When I met her, she beamed like an otherworldly creature who fell to earth.  Her warmth and kindness pulled me in for a big hug that felt as though...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Iris Alonzo - Co-Founder Everybody.World

SOCIAL STUDIES : Iris Alonzo - Co-Founder Everybody.World

What happens when you see a gap missing an in industry that you excel at, that meets with a personal vision on how you would like to see environmental change happen?  You start your own thing.  That is exactly what Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo did after they left a shifting American Apparel.  Clients from wholesaling asked Iris and Carolina how they could continue to get their shirts after AA changed their internal structure, still wanting to work with an ethical company, so Iris and Carolina founded Everybody.World.  Creating the brand has been unique to the fashion industry.  When they wanted to...

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