Blurb on Milk Makeup Blog 'Vibes' by Gloria Zingales

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! 

 

Glossier by Gloria Zingales

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I am currently working as a Senior Showroom Editor at Glossier's one and only Showroom in downtown NYC! 

I provide IRL beauty advice and brand expertise for what The Cut is calling, "the millennials' Estée Lauder". Here are some articles that speak more on how Glossier and its founder/CEO Emily Weiss are disrupting the beauty industry. 

Forbes

Business Insider

The Cut

Buzzfeed

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Glossier You by Gloria Zingales

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! 

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Staged Reading: A Bright Room Called Day by Gloria Zingales

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

#artasresistence 

Ugly Little Sister by Gloria Zingales

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. 

FemmeCare by Gloria Zingales

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.

We had THINX's She-EO and Co-Founder Miki Agrawal speak on periods and providing dignity. There was also a THINX pop-in so people could see the period panty magic in person! 

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! 

Artists showcased that are not present in this photo series: Maya Baroody and Chioma Nwana 

FemmeCare Artist Showcase by Gloria Zingales

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.

 Our newest visual designed always by the lovely  Lea Carey  

Our newest visual designed always by the lovely Lea Carey 

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! 

 

FemmeCare Drive by Gloria Zingales

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. 

Events of the day were covered by two local NYU newspapers: Washington Square News and The Odyssey

Our flyer was designed by the incredible San Francisco based artist Lea Carey 


Summer in Japan by Gloria Zingales

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! 

 

Short film Amelia by Gloria Zingales

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!)