Got the chance to be in icon Charlotte Gainsbourg's self-directed music video Sylvia Says:
Got the chance to briefly share my experience at the world-famous Women's March last year in NYC for Milk Makeup:
“Last year I marched in NYC with my girlfriends. I marched primarily to take a stand for the women I love and for all those who face way worse obstacles than I do. It impacted me in that I really felt like I was a part of something enormous and special, but also to see the paradox in how our country responded to this kind of march vs. many of the BLM (and other) protests that happened prior to this.”
Read the full article here
Thank you Akili King for including me in your list!
I am currently working as a Senior Showroom Editor at Glossier's one and only Showroom in downtown NYC!
Glossier You was an experiential pop up created for the launch of Glossier's new fragrance You.
Inspired by the interactive nature of magic shows, performance art and shows like Punch Drunk Love's Sleep No More, Founder and CEO of Glossier Emily Weiss wanted to create a space for the brand's fragrance unlike anything else. "Everything about the experience is unique, from the way the customers physically interact with the fragrance to how the editors talk to the customers. We're excited to be bringing Glossier You to life offline in a totally weird and unexpectedly luxurious way", Weiss tells Architectural Digest.
Those who entered the lush red velveted antechamber, accompanied by an ASMR style whispering loop in the place of music on speakers hidden within the walls, would almost unanimously invoke the likes of David Lynch, Wes Anderson and Willy Wonka as immediate references.
I, alongside about twenty other cast-members, had the pleasure of performing in the pop up as the red-suited and more mysterious version of a sales associate. While we were there to sell the fragrance that was not the most impactful or important portion of our interactions with customers. Our characters- whimsical, mysterious, playful and sexy- left most people feeling like they had entered into a separate dimension without knowing it.
Architectural Digest talks about it here
Cosmpoolitan talks about it here
Vanity Fair talks about it here
Below are photos I took of the space and the characters!
Really honored and proud to join this group of actors in performing a staged reading of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day at the Glasshouse Artlifelab in Williamsburg. This is a show that makes no qualms about drawing parallels from 1932 to now.
This Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10! Get your tickets here.
All proceeds go to the ACLU!
These past two months I've been in Paris interning for French record label Because Music. I worked in the image/art department as an assistant to the artistic director. Below is a recap of all the projects I worked on.
So excited to be a part of this production and to finally present what we've been working on for the past couple months! It has been an honor to work with the Strasberg Practicum ensemble, Daniel Talbott and Charlotte Miller. Purchase tickets here.
Michael Padden wrote about the process and the production for the Brooklyn Rail!
Production photos by Hunter Canning.
The FemmeCare Artist Showcase at Ludlow Studios was a huge success! An enormous thank you to our partners, everyone who worked to make this possible and for the abundance of donations. The space was filled with some incredible artwork and the light and love of those who attended.
By the end of the night, we had about six enormous cardboard boxes full of various feminine hygiene product donations. Those donations were picked up and distributed by the organization Women In Need (WIN).
Check out the Washington Square News article on us!
We are so excited to be moving forward. We have a lot exciting ideas for the future so be sure to stay tuned. A FemmeCare website is in the works and will be linked here as soon as it's ready for the public!
Huge thank you to Morgan Collins for the photo coverage.
Photos in order of appearance: the donation table, Miki Agrawal, Maria Marrone's photography, one of Lea Carey's print from her series Collective Joy, my co-founder Edelawit Hussein with Miki Agrawal, Nigella Miller and I, our volunteer Ani Mesa collecting donations, our DJ Azula Wilson, Bianca Valle and her boyfriend in front of her photography, Isabella Tan's photography, Ella Barnes in front of her thesis series "she", a photo from Ella's series, and THINX panties!
After months of hard work, I am so excited to announce the next FemmeCare event: an artist showcase and discussion.
We teamed up with some of the best and most innovative women in the business for feminine hygiene products and feminist activism. LOLA, THINX, Got a Girl Crush and Gurlstalk have all helped to make this exciting event possible.
Taking place on Sunday February 21st, 2016, this event will center around three main goals:
-collecting feminine hygiene product donations to provide women in need with basic healthcare.
-breaking the taboo surrounding menstruation through discussion.
-showcasing and celebrating artwork from seven young women artists.
Click here to learn more about our partners, the event itself or to invite your friends.
Stay tuned here for photos, coverage and press hype about the event!
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One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I've had thus far working on a film project. Director Jonas Berry was an incredible presence to work with. Check out this beautiful short he wrote himself!
Check out a spooky little project I was in this past fall! A close personal friend of mine from high school, Julian Ehsan, acts beside me. The director Olivia Peters, an NYU Film + TV Sophomore, is so talented and did such a lovely job putting this story together!
This Saturday, November 7th I will be hosting a feminine hygiene product drive for homeless women in New York City. This drive is something I've been thinking about since the spring and was first inspired by the movement in London called The Homeless Period. My goal in creating this drive was to help foster a sense of solidarity amongst all woman through breaking the taboo surrounding cycles and menstruation. As women, we are made to feel that our cycles should not be discussed and are gross leading us to ignore a major difficulty that homeless women face. It is important to help girls and women everywhere to feel safe and comfortable within their own bodies. Periods are a sign of health and life! Let's celebrate them and help each other out!
The drive was recently sponsored by menstrual cup brand Lunacups ! I am beyond honored and excited.
Our flyer was designed by the incredible San Francisco based artist Lea Carey
I'm so honored to share this incredible video created by the media team at GAKKO summer camp (see Summer in Japan). Here is a snapshot of the fantastic experience I had building a 12-day learning environment for Japanese high school students.
This summer, I'll be building a summer camp entirely from scratch in Japan! GAKKO, an educational camp for Japanese high schoolers, is a bit different from a traditional camp because each year, they fly in university students from around the world to be Sempai or mentors. The camp focuses not only on intellectually inspiring the Kohai (campers) —who often come from a rigid, test-centered education system—but also creating a unique learning environment and warm community where they feel free to connect with others and express themselves. I've never been to Japan (or any Asian country) before so I'm very excited to spend five weeks there this summer!
So excited to share this short film I worked on last semester for an NYU Graduate film student. You may have already caught some snippets of it from my reel! (Not to be confused with the film I art directed Amalia!)