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Through the Lens of Sustainable Fashion

Through the Lens of Sustainable Fashion

Karishma Patadia

October 5, 2019

From layering patterns and mixing fabrics to combining various cultures into an outfit, fashion is both a form of art and visual expression. However, fashion also contributes to major outlets of exploitation and overproduction across the world.  Fast fashion promotes the overconsumption of manufacturing cloth...

Women in Film

Women in Film

Janae Rodriguez

September 23, 2019

In an industry often dominated by their male counterparts, many Bay Area women are paving a path for themselves via their passion for filmmaking. A 2018 study by San Diego State University found that women only made up 20% of all writers, directors and producers of the year’s top 250 domestic grossing...

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels

Mira Laing

May 30, 2019

Alice Thiu poses for a portrait with her custom-made bike from her bicycle company THESIS at Crissy Field in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday, October 12th, 2018. (Mira Laing) More pictures on this subject on my website: miralaing.com         ...

What’s Lost in Translation

What’s Lost in Translation

Annie Gieser

May 20, 2019

More than a cluster of words or a set of grammatical rules, a language is a flash of the human spirit, the filter through which the soul of each particular culture reaches into the material world. A language is as divine and mysterious as a living creature. –Wade Davis An act of decolonization is ...

Punks Against Patriarchy

Punks Against Patriarchy

Chloe McDaniels

May 17, 2019

In a dark bar illuminated by neon lights, bodies clad in an array of colored leather and latex make their way from the wood-top bar to the front of the stage. A purple light casts down as NEON takes their positions on stage. Drummer Chelsey Del Castillo smacks her drumsticks together to click the band...

My Cosplay does not give Consent

My Cosplay does not give Consent

Nikko Avellana

April 24, 2019

A three-story building fills up as tens of thousands of guests–some in plain clothes, some in elaborate, funny, homemade, or store-bought costumes–go to panels, meet and greet creators of their favorite media works, buy posters, plushies, clothing accessories, and more at the marketplace. This is...

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Ingrid Mera

April 15, 2019

“My first memory of Disney goes back to 1994. The Lion King had just come to theaters, so my mom and aunt took me and my cousin to see it. Being the cool six year olds we were, we insisted on sitting a few rows in front of our parents.” explains Katy Vitus, “The time came when Rafiki held Simba...

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

Amelia Williams

April 5, 2019

“That bass was tickling my taint, I loved it.” Rumor has it, you can find a drag show in San Francisco anywhere, any day of the week. There’s Rupaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) viewing parties on Mondays, drag brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, weekday happy hours with the queens at bars in every...

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Greg Ragaza

April 3, 2019

A tall, slender woman, probably in her late forties, strolls up to the bar, opulent in her beige fur coat. The bartender, who just finished up a transaction, walks over to her with a welcoming smile. “What would you like?” the bartender queries. “I want a fresh limarita and please don’t...

Shopping for a Cruelty-Free Face

Shopping for a Cruelty-Free Face

Ingrid Mera

March 4, 2019

Every day, thousands of people wake up to similar routines as they get out of bed to start the day. Makeup plays a large role in daily routines, whether it’s getting ready for a shift at work, or sitting in front of the mirror to experiment with makeup looks. The light hit the mirror, reflecting...

Retro Gaming Gaining a 1UP

Retro Gaming Gaining a 1UP

Joshua Chan

February 27, 2019

It’s an early Thursday night at the Towers in Centennial Square at SF State, where an unassuming set of stairs leads down to a small colony of hoodie-clad people huddled around enough televisions for a village. Read More »...

A Very Expensive Haystack

A Very Expensive Haystack

Amelia Williams

February 25, 2019

In the Convent in San Francisco, morning prayers begin well after noon. The two dozen nuns live on two floors, in rooms that flank a main hallway. Read More »...

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