Lauryn Hill, In Real Life

by Shae The day after my birthday was always just the day after my birthday, February 23. The big day is over and I’ve been handed the options to fight or flight in my new age, February 22nd onward. (As I get older, I need both modes to survive). This year’s annual gift was a milestone. It was also bolstered by the nostalgic poignancy of “Where did all … Continue reading Lauryn Hill, In Real Life

The Zine Never Left: Print & Zine Brooklyn Fest Spotlights Indie Women Artists and Activists

by Shae Kahlo  In the 1990s, the zine (sometimes written as ‘zine) was the alternative to the glossy, look at me magazines of Cosmopolitan and even Rolling Stone on any newsstand or bookstore. Zines are often smaller in size, straight from the copy machine, and available on random. Street corners, cafes, and local flea markets and fairs. The pamphlet-sized items have been around since the 1930s and … Continue reading The Zine Never Left: Print & Zine Brooklyn Fest Spotlights Indie Women Artists and Activists

How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory

Plenty of desirable, limited edition collections have rolled out of MAC Cosmetics for as long as I have loved makeup. (That’s a good twelve years now we’re talking about. It was all lip gloss, shimmery shadow and black eyeliner that wasn’t cat-eyed, back then. Wait a minute. That sounds tragic). Yet…I never could get my hands on the collections I wanted most. You name it, I … Continue reading How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory