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Runway 2018: Diverge

Runway 2018: Diverge

Kaila Taylor

July 24, 2018

A Path to Inclusive Fashion It is understood that in the world of fashion there tends to be a standard whose existence is not a true reflection of all types of bodies and people. This standard earns a living of off excluding and making others who don’t quite ‘fit the bill’ feel like they are l...

Should we put Woke to sleep?

Should we put Woke to sleep?

Kaila Taylor

May 6, 2018

The past tense of awake is woke, obviously. “I woke up,” is what someone could utter any given morning. The word has also been adopted as a slang word with a meaning that is ever expanding, but generally entails being in the know when it comes to social and political enlightenment. A word with such...

Sia Amma: A One Woman Show

Sia Amma braids a weave into her clients hair at her salon, SF African Hair in the Tenderloin district on Wednesday, March 7. (Amarah Hernandez/ Xpress)

Kaila Taylor

April 15, 2018

The streets were a perfect balance of calm and chaotic, the air was cold, and the sound of a new apartment complex being built echoed throughout the shaded street. Sia Amma’s hair salon, Best Hair Braiding Salon, is in the middle of it all. Amma was a feminist to say the least; in every sense of the word...

life goes on;

life goes on;

Kaila Taylor

February 20, 2018

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section mentions suicide, which may be triggering to survivors. Cocktails, laughter, friends and movies. Everything about the night was typical and telling of a girls night in. However, there was something hidden from the light-hearted fun. What the lad...

Taking it to the Streets, Part 2

Taking it to the Streets, Part 2

Kaila Taylor

December 21, 2017

San Francisco is known as a picture perfect city, with its cool neighborhoods, historic streets, bright colored bridge, and tourist spots that attract people from all over the world. However, the city encompasses people from both ends of a very long spectrum: just as there are those who live lavishly in ...

We Have the Power

A section of Lenworth McIntosh mural entitled,

Kaila Taylor

November 6, 2017

“How do we create that revolution?” Almost mirror-like, the art is intended to help people of color see themselves in a world that doesn’t thoroughly grasp the concept of equal representation. A world that acts as a broken mirror. Lenworth Mcintosh, who goes by Joonbug, is an established ...

Not Your N***a

Not Your N***a

Kaila Taylor

October 3, 2017

Featured Illustration by: Kevin Catalan https://open.spotify.com/user/ktaylor-11/playlist/6lkHj8H04givb4Oqakh6SZ?si=s6OnF46G   Hip hop; it’s more than just a genre of music, it’s a culture, it’s a way of life, it’s what some people see when they look out of their window every...

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