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ARK PRESENTS: IN CONVERSATION WITH MEESH

For issue 003 we sat down with Toronto icon Micheline Wedderburn – aka MEESH – and discussed her upbringing, creative outlets, inspiration and how the pandemic affected her. An award-winning designer, painter, hot glue artist, thrifter, spin instructor mogul, miniature business maker and mother with a BEd from the University of Toronto and a BA […]

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Meet: Ben

Meet Ben Bonsu: Toronto-based lifestyle and portrait photographer whose refined craftsmanship captures people in a way they feel their best. Ben, tell us about yourself? I’m a photographer based out of Toronto. I primarily shoot portrait and lifestyle images. I started taking photography seriously back in late 2017, early 2018. I’m continuously improving and refining […]

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Meet: Tina

Meet Tina Mbachu: international development professional, sustainability YouTuber and small business owner on a mission to highlight talented African designers. Tina, tell us about yourself?  I am an international development professional focused on Africa and the intersection of gender equality and economic empowerment. I am passionate about social entrepreneurship that fosters the creative economy on […]

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GACHETTE Paris: Meet the Parisian brand that longs to restore the Bandana back to its iconic badass nobility status.

The Team Astrid Beaufils-Clinet studied styling at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris’ 11th arrondissement before specializing in Fashion communication. It was while working as a photo stylist and as a buyer of vintage Haute Couture clothing and accessories where Beaufils-Clinet refined her style and references. She had longed to create her own brand in order […]

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Meet: On Rotation

Meet Yousr & Amal Hassan, business partners, sisters extraordinaire and owners of Designer rental boutique On Rotation. On Rotation is a Designer rental boutique. How did you come up with the concept of renting and returning? Shopping when I was growing up was hard, because modest clothes just took more effort to style. I went […]

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Meet: UNCLE KAREEM

Meet Your favourite uncle, new generation ring leader, million miles wonder, UNCLE KAREEM. Who are you isolating with and how has that been? I am basically with my producer at home OR in the studio.. We are really just trying to make the best out of the situation and use the time where we HAVE […]

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Meet: Temi

Meet Témitope Shobowale: Entrepreneur extraordinaire, Community leader, Creator, Host, Professional Make-up Artist (#temiglow). What is the story behind the name Temi?  I actually started introducing myself as “Temi” around the age of eleven because I got tired of people having a hard time pronouncing my full name. I had just immigrated abroad from Nigeria. My […]

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Meet: Hildy-Max

It’s been over a year since the last time we spoke (see here); how have you grown as a woman and an artist? It has been over a year and I’m ecstatic to say things have changed. The most important was quitting drinking 6 months ago. It started as a joke, something I had not […]

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Meet: Hoodrat Feminist

Who is Hoodratfeminist? What is Durag Diaries? Hoodrat Feminist is the voice I needed to hear when I was younger, she’s wise and fearless. Drug Diaries are one minute Instagram videos where I share my experiences to help people feel less alone and as cautionary tales for young people who may be on their way […]

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Meet: Rachel

You are a former Team Canada jumper and currently a disabled model and activist. Take us through your journey on how you got here. I could say so much, as it’s been an extreme few years. Competing on the national stage in my teens earned me the opportunity to represent Canada on the international stage, […]

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Meet: Jude

For people who are trying to understand, what does being ‘non-binary’ mean? To me, non-binary means being able to express what ever gender on the spectrum that represents myself. I am a free, non-binary person, being myself and loving it. As non-binary, what pronoun do you like to identify yourself with? I prefer the pronouns […]

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