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

Patricia Figueiredo Answers the Question “Who’s Your Dada(ist)?”

In explaining her heavily dadaist inspired pieces via email with Blackfists, Figueiredo stated, “the possibility to give new meanings to images and change their places and context is fascinating! It is about embracing the infinite value and symbols that can be created when connected to one another. And that has a very strong power to change the perception that one has about colors, shapes and meanings.” Continue reading Patricia Figueiredo Answers the Question “Who’s Your Dada(ist)?”