Taylor McManus, a Black-centric Body-Positive Artist Championing the Redefinition of Beauty Standards

Taylor McManus is a body-positive illustrator in a world where many are ostracized based solely on their physical appearance, McManus is a force of good, bringing to the forefront full-bodied, naturally curvaceous, and unashamedly, beautiful Black women in each oeuvre. Continue reading Taylor McManus, a Black-centric Body-Positive Artist Championing the Redefinition of Beauty Standards

Flick of the Wrist: the Mint Evolutive Defender is Many Watches in One Package

Originally, when BLACKFISTS received one of Mint Evolutive’s Defender watches to review, the urge to compare the watch to high-end brands came to mind. After spending a few weeks with the watch, we were gravitating towards calling it the “Tudor Pelagos without the wallet strain,” as a means of categorizing the Seiko-powered, Frenchman curated, interchangeable and quality-crafted timepiece as it does, in fact, have the feel of a luxurious powerhouse. But it would be a disservice to Mint Evolutive and the brand’s mastermind, Alexandre Besson, to put it in a box, as the only box it’s meant to reside in is the one in which it came. Continue reading Flick of the Wrist: the Mint Evolutive Defender is Many Watches in One Package

Flick of the Wrist: LAGOM Watches, a Swedish and Hong Kongese Reverie

“A Swedish man and a man from Hong Kong walk into a watch shop and search for a watch that best suits their aesthetic” sounds like the beginning to a really lame joke, but a piece from LAGOM watches is the sort of wrist-candy that both fellows, seemingly from different worlds, would choose. Continue reading Flick of the Wrist: LAGOM Watches, a Swedish and Hong Kongese Reverie

“How it Feels to be a Negro” by Walter White, Insight into How it Felt to be Black in 1938, Transcribed from Liberty Magazine

The following, I presume, was written by Walter Francis White, former head of the NAACP from 1929 to 1955. It’s a presumption because I cannot find its archival provenance nor the article in digital form after scouring the internet for … Continue reading “How it Feels to be a Negro” by Walter White, Insight into How it Felt to be Black in 1938, Transcribed from Liberty Magazine