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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES :  DJ FREEDEM // DJ - Trap Gardner - Artist

SOCIAL STUDIES : DJ FREEDEM // DJ - Trap Gardner - Artist

DJ Freedem caught my eye instantly when I was scrolling through DAZED 100 a while back.  I am pretty sure as soon as I saw them, I stopped even looking at all the rest and went right to their page and was hooked.  Trap gardening at its finest.  Do you want to know how to are for your plant, and how to put a spell on someone when gifting on to them?  This is your person.  Not to mention mixing some serious beats to spend hours listening to.  And a wardrobe I wish I could melt into.  Freedem is also...

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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES: MAURICE HARRIS // Artist + Owner of Bloome & plume

SOCIAL STUDIES: MAURICE HARRIS // Artist + Owner of Bloome & plume

I remember seeing this beautiful human moving in the most amazing ways many years ago at Ryan Heffington's Sweat Spot. And over the years, saying hello in passing and being in total awe of Maurice's energy and aura. Each time our paths crossed , I knew I was face to face with a true Icon at every interaction.  Maurice is an artist in the truest form, from body movement, to flowers as medium, to words flowing, and ASMR video recording.  Not to mention their community driven organization and service via my favorite coffee shop in LA ( and next door...

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Gloria J. Noto
CHARITY FOCUS: PROJECTQ

CHARITY FOCUS: PROJECTQ

ProjectQ Community Center is a non-profit organization that provides safe space for LGBTQIA+ homeless youth.  At our Community Center, LGBTQIA+ homeless youth can receive  free mentorship classes and workshops, along with free gender-affirming haircuts.  We pride ourselves on being 100% inclusive and a safe space where everyone is welcome;  regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, size, ability, and income. For the Month of May ALL DTC sales of the AGENDER OIL will benefit the work of ProjectQ   Who are you (name, what you do, who you believe yourself to be)? I'm Madin Lopez and I'm the Founder & Executive Director of ProjectQ. I believe myself to be...

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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES: Kourtney Kyung Smith // Common Body

SOCIAL STUDIES: Kourtney Kyung Smith // Common Body

    Kourtney Kyung Smith. Artist, perpetual student, philosopher of sorts. I mostly work these days as a photographer, creative consultant, and make art with my partner under the name Common Body.   Why do you make your work? As un-sexy as it sounds, I make most of my work in order to pay the bills and to foster fulfilling relationships with people. I love collaboration and feeling connected to my community.   We made common body in order to reimagine the way we engage with our bodies/environments and so that we could build a life practice of research and art-making that is...

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