Beach Goth III: The Biggest Party + Playlist

Every so often, California holds a music festival such as Burgerama or FYF worth making the 7 hour drive from Arizona  to attend for the weekend. This time, it was for Beach Goth. It’s held during Halloween, one of best times of year giving the crowd a great excuse to dress up as one of their favorite…

Lemonade: A Photo Collection

I set up a mini studio in my room and took pink and yellow lemonade themed portraits of my beautiful friend Johnisha Shepard when the golden hour struck. I’m interested in the power that color has and have really been having a good time with it. There is something entrancing in a vivid scene that exposes so…

ISIS Does Not Define Islam

ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq); a terrorist group whose ultimate goals are to 1). Establish a new Islamic caliphate across the Middle East 2.) Force Muslims to submit to Al-Baghdadi’s radical Islamic perspective, while implementing  a high-stakes  mentality. Al-Baghdadi asks that one either “join the Islamic caliphate, or to be killed”. Muslims have observed the dark misconstructions…

Explore With Arizona’s Lady Traveler

I’ll be honest, it’s hard sometimes to not fall into the Arizona blues and start believing the only things my home state is good for is the heat and cacti. My friend, Corie Cisco, is Arizona’s enthusiast…exploring frequently and finding little treasures wherever she goes.  I am always reassured of the beauty of this place whenever…

An Interview With The Coathangers

Back in April, I bought tickets to see The Black Lips, unaware of the great surprise that was going to come along with it. Three ladies with black hair and matching white denim jackets strutted onto the stage and began making alien-like noises into the mic for sound check.  When the lights went down and…

Powerful Lyrics + Punk Rock Feminism + Playlist

In the midst of Olympia’s music scene during the early 1990’s, Kathleen Hanna formed a feminist punk  band that was characterized by profound lyrics and political awareness. Her music and ideas revolved around non-objectification, consent, and self rights–especially to her body and every other woman’s. After watching a documentary on her and her band Bikini Kill,…