In a traditionally male-run industry, Emily Lazar officially made her mark at the 2017 Grammy awards. The mastering engineer was the first female to ever win a Grammy award for the “Best Engineered Album.” She received the award in the Non-Classical genre for Beck’s album Colors.
Lazar joined the Grammy stage with the other Colors engineers (all male) and excitedly stated this thrilling milestone. Even hercolleagues were shocked that this was the first time a woman had won in this category.
When Dionna Collins founded her business ComfiArt in 2016, it was a departure for her. After realizing she was burnt out from freelance digital design work and her fulltime job, Collins wanted a new artistic platform of her own. In an interview with VA Mag, Collins spoke on the beginnings of her business. “ComfiArt started as a pillow company. I created pillows and blankets, a lot of stuff that’s comfy.”
Dominique Jacobs transcends the easel with her attention-grabbing 3D art pieces. Taking inspiration from nature, strong women, and cosmetology, Jacobs’ mixed-media art captures the essence of peace and beauty.
Jacobs’ hometown in New Providence, Bahamas provides her the perfect, tropical landscape to create her artwork. Butterflies are prominent subjects in many of her pieces because she is drawn to the symbolism behind them -- love, transformation, and resurrection.
Recently, Meg released a remix of the song “Savage,” adding Beyoncé to the hit track. Immediately after the release of the remix, the track became a trending topic all over the web. On top of this, there have been many benefits from the production and release of the “Savage” remix. In the remix, Beyoncé shouted out OnlyFans, which is a social media website that allows their users to set up a paywall on their profiles. “Hips tick tock when I dance (Dance) / On that Demon time, she might start an OnlyFans (OnlyFans).” As a result, OnlyFans found that there was a 15 percent spike in traffic on the website. OnlyFans told Rolling Stones that, “Beyonce, and any artist, are welcome to join OnlyFans at any time to foster a deeper connection with their fans.”
Limb amputations affect Black and Brown people more than White Americans. According to theAmputee Coalition of America, Black people are 1.5 to 3.5 times more likely to undergo an amputation of a limb, while Hispanics are 3.6 times more likely than non-Hispanic white Americans to experience a limb amputation.
The stereotype for an artist is usually a moody, unathletic, quiet person who has spent years dedicated to their craft at an art school. Anthony Ricciardi, breaks all of these stereotypes, and that is clear to anyone who looks at his art or even just his Instagrampage. In his profile on the social media platform, he describes himself as “creating artwork & murals around the world, Left a Career in Finance, Former Division 1 NCAA, Spotify & Itunes: MORNING RICHUAL,” complete with emojis. So many things from this profile, like his podcast Morning Richual, which discusses how to use your creative mind, even if you’ve never considered yourself artistic or creative before, but there is also something at the end of his profile that sticks out, especially since he’s an artist known for his use of color: he’s colorblind.