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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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Meet: Eliza

Meet: Eliza Davis, Freelance Graphic Designer, a free-spirited, fun-loving, dream-chasing force. She left her home in Australia one year ago to travel the world, eventually settling in London, UK to continue her career in graphic design. With her dreamy Instagram account and impeccable design skills in hand, Eliza is always up for travel and new […]

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Meet: Ashley

Meet: Ashley Lam, Account Manager at RotaGeek, and a driven, intelligent, and incredibly cool Canadian living abroad in London, UK. She made her move across the pond in March 2016, leaving Ottawa with 2 degrees, a number of marketable skills, and bright ambition. With a wealth of experience in pharmacy and law, Ashley was in […]

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