Comics have changed drastically from the humorous and over the top era that popularized them. No longer are they simple books for little kids. Comics have long-standing fan bases that cherish the story and characters alike. Today these publications are more gritty and the heroes often operate in a grey area.
Most people only dream of quitting their jobs, selling their cars, packing up and moving to New York to follow their dreams. That’s exactly why Corianna and Brianna Dotson, more commonly known as Coco and Breezy, are not classified as “most” people. Coco and Breezy were born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Social media has reinvented the way we view activism. No longer do you need to pass out flyers or go knock on several doors to spread the word. A simple tweet to your followers or a post on Instagram will reach more people, in a short amount of time. This is especially true for individuals that are internet sensations or have a massive following. Social media presence is king in today’s society.
“Reclaiming my history, my time, my power.” Singer/songwriter and actress Jojo wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. The 27-year old musician has been making hit singles since she was 13 years old. From “Leave (Get Out)” released in 2004 to “F*ck Apologies,” released in 2016.
For three weeks in October, beautiful paintings of ethereal lands and stoic women were accompanied by serene female sculptures at the Spoke Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. The exhibit, Lore, by artist Amy Sol combined traditional oil on canvas paintings with virtual reality 3D produced sculptures.