What do you know about relationship goals?! Truth is, most have a hard time figuring out what they are. Welcome to Close The Gap: a visual project curated by lovers and creative directors, Miro LaFlaga and Ashgrxphics.
"One the Bear" brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world.
“If you truly want multiculturalism in Australia, and for people to feel like they're a part of this country and able to contribute to it, then you need to make them feel like they’re part of it. And a huge part of that is representing them in the media." Rebka Bayou.
Going through the images felt good. No longer was I looking at the girl with the untidy hair; instead this was another beautiful girl you might see walking on the streets, someone finally willing to embrace her natural beauty and let her guard down.
“At this time in history, when women are marching, protesting, and working to reclaim their voices and their rightful place in the world, the her words team feel it’s more important than ever to provide opportunities for women to be heard - and to create a platform that allows others to share in their experiences.” Domini Marshall.
“Because every woman deserves to feel inspired by new experience, to be struck down by beauty, to rub their eyes with disbelief at a spectacular view, to feel tiny next to a volcanic mountain or massive gorge, to feel brave and adventurous, to experience their body coming alive to the beat of new sounds and unfamiliar music.” Jirra Lulla Harvey.
“Too few are prepared to adopt a zero tolerance to racism in fashion and film and yet if we had a collective approach to fighting the lack of diversity that exists, I believe change would be inevitable and swift.” Debra Ojumu.
Maminydjama Magnolia Maymuru, the first Traditional Aboriginal woman to represent Northern Territory at Miss World Australia, debuts in her first fashion editorial, Grace & Grandeur: The eternal beauty of East Arnhem Land for Ascension Magazine.