One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Need for More Diversity in the Modeling Industry
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Need for More Diversity in the Modeling Industry“We need more representation of a variety of different people with different identities to truly diversify the industry.”The beauty of the modeling industry is nothing short of breathtaking....
Introducing our Empowering Her Micro Grant Recipients
Because it’s important to celebrate womxn all year round.
Inspiring Diversity in Creative Leadership
Creative leadership roles are not primarily held by people of color, let alone women of color. Badal Patel, is combatting this bleak statistic by shifting the perspective of what the typical creative leader looks like.
Watch Me Work: Meet Brookie Baker Jovon English
“There’s nothing prouder for me, to recognize that not only is it life-changing for me, but it can be life-changing for some little girl that’s watching, because representation matters.”
Watch Me Work: Meet Holistic Wellness Entrepreneurs Bonkosi Horn + Morrisa Jenkins
“I think as humans we just want to be seen. I think that that’s what we all as Black-owned businesses, we want that acknowledgment.”
Watch Me Work: Meet Creative Entrepreneur and Designer Dionna Dorsey
“I think it’s really important that you allow yourself time to explore. The more you explore yourself, the more you’ll understand, where a lot of your life gets meaning from.”
Watch Me Work: Meet Jewelry Designer Ashley Jordan
“I am self-taught and there is no shame in that at all. I identify as being someone that wants to make a change in this world.”
Protect the Elders
In times of uncertainty, sometimes we have trouble finding our place but silence is never an option.
Keeping Up Community In a Time of Isolation
“Sisterhood is an essential bond that allows women to feel loved, seen, and heard.”
Where Are the Black Female Chefs? This Creative Wants You To Know.
“I was disappointed to see the same story we see in so many other industries — the erasure of Black and female contributions to the elite food scene.”
Runnin’: The Things Black Boys Escape From
“What this short film meant for me was thinking about a lot of things that I have been running from for most of my life.”
A Photographer’s Exploration of Marginalized Identity
We chatted with Mary about the power of authentic representation, unlearning societal standards and ways for aspiring photographers to hone their craft.
How Afrochella Is Connecting The African Diaspora
Afrochella Co-founder Abdul Karim Abdullah: “Our hope is to be able to tell stories about us by us.”
Now You Kno. About Inclusivity in Tech + Championing Culture
Now You Kno. About Inclusivity in Tech + Championing CultureWith Multi-Hyphenate Creative, Shavone CharlesTaking the time to listen to someone else’s story can help us understand the world differently. It allows us to connect with and ultimately honor the humanity in...
Now You Kno. About Fashion + Focus
Now You Kno. About Fashion + FocusWith Fashion Designer, Fe NoelTaking the time to listen to someone else’s story can help us understand the world differently. It allows us to connect with and ultimately honor the humanity in one another while expanding our everyday...
Now You Kno. About Multi-Hyphenated Creativity
Now You Kno. About Multi-Hyphenated CreativityWith Mixed-Media Artist Adrian Octavius WalkerTaking the time to listen to someone else’s story can help us understand the world differently. It allows us to connect with and ultimately honor the humanity in one another...
Now You Kno. About Art + Social Impact
Now You Kno. About Art + Social ImpactWith International Street Artist Sneha ShresthaTaking the time to listen to someone else’s story can help us understand the world differently. It allows us to connect with and ultimately honor the humanity in one another while...
Now You Kno. About Full Time Freelance + Hustle
Now You Kno. About Full Time Freelance + HustleWith Brand Strategist Melissa AlamTaking the time to listen to someone else’s story can help us understand the world differently. It allows us to connect with and ultimately honor the humanity in one another while...
Now You Kno. About Entrepreneurship + Small Business
An IGTV coffee chat series sharing stories and advice from change making creators of color.
INSPIRED: Issue II
A celebration of Pride.
Your Company Says Black Lives Matter, Right? Hold Them Accountable.
“When another breaking news story inevitably takes center stage, Black people don’t have the luxury of ‘moving on’ and neither should our employers.”
Black Lives Matter. We Kno.
Black Lives Matter. We Kno.Here's how to bring about change.There’s nothing we can say that hasn’t already been said by so many others. Instead of rehashing those thoughts, we will continue to amplify black voices, we will share resources + we will support the...
INSPIRED: Issue I
INSPIRED: Issue IBrought to you by Kno. Media + Creative Theory AgencyThe COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, everywhere and has caused massive changes to our daily lives — but the pandemic is affecting various groups differently. It is...
Chef Priyanka Brings an Indian Twist to Global Classics
What to cook as a vegetarian? Let Chef Priyanka show you.
It’s Time for More by Her
And it starts with the advancement of female creativity.
The Self-Appointed Kings
How coming forward post #metoo has this writer reflecting on the mental seeds planted early on towards men.
An Exploration of Old Hong Kong
Animator Esther Cheung pays homage to her Hong kong heritage.
A Celebration of Boundary Breaking Creators of Color
And how to tap into your own power as a creative of color.
The Redefinition of Modest Fashion
Nawal Sari is on a mission to prove that inclusivity is more than a buzzword through the redefinition of modest fashion.
An Art Diplomat Pushes Boundaries
It’s time to leverage the power of art to create social good.
How One Transracial Adoptee Is Using Her Voice to Shape Her Sense of Self
“I value being comfortable with who I am because I spent a lot of time feeling the opposite.”
An Immersive Look into Trans Identity
Soraya Zaman’s work is about validation.
This Beer Is More Than a Beverage, It’s a Movement
“The beer scene is primarily cishet white men and so for an interracial queer couple to walk in and create a beer that completely breaks all the rules was initially intimidating.”
The Universal Language of Illustration
The dialogue around ethnic minorities in the Australian consciousness have always been as the ‘Other.’ Art can be a medium that serves to center these faces and stories.
Why Women Only Spaces Still Matter
And how to applaud your female power.
11 Life Lessons From Books by Our Favorite Black Authors
Picking up these inspiring reads is a great way to celebrate Black History Month.
Meet Thalia Gochez
Meet Thalia GochezThe artist celebrating Latinx identity.In her latest project, with Nike and Girlgaze, Los Angeles-based photographer Thalia Gochez highlights unsung heroes igniting positive change in their local community. The daughter of Salvadorian and Mexican...
Transmasculine, Closeted and Dysphoric on Eid al Ahda
“Like many trans Muslims today, I have pretended to be someone I am not.”
Netflix’s “Sacred Games” Wins at the Expense of Women
Netflix’s Sacred Games Wins at the Expense of Women The series, a gritty thriller set in Mumbai’s underworld, is Netflix’s first Indian original series. Actor Saif Ali Khan Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, has notably excited our country’s...
One Photographer on Capturing the Women in His Life
One Photographer on Capturing the Women in His Life“Growing up looking at my mother and other women in my life, they were always easy on my heart, mind, and soul.”Photographer Dorian Gray talks us through his project “Corree” and his take on identity. "Green has the...
What It’s Really like to Be a Disabled Teen Today
What It’s Really like to Be a Disabled Teen Today And how one teen is giving the disabled community of Gen Z a voice.Ever wondered what the life of a disabled teenager is really like today? As portrayals of disability in the media is quite rare, the TV shows that do...
Encouraging VisibilityAsk yourself: What change would you like to see in the world?In his latest project, Visibility, Philadelphia-based photographer Marcus Branch sheds light on the insights of the young people in front of his lens. The series of portraits features...
#CultureCon Is Upon Us
#CultureCon is Upon Us We asked the team behind #CultureCon about the vision, brave spaces and more. Here’s what they said.There aren’t too many spaces where young creatives of color can gather, network, celebrate their identities, have some fun and most importantly...
Kno. Their Names: Nadya Okamoto
Kno. Their Names: Nadya OkamotoHomeless, ‘model’ minority, leader of a global movement. What’s holding you back?What were you doing at 16? For Nadya Okamoto, the answer is starting her global non-profit Period The Menstrual Movement. The Portland, Oregon native...
A Black Creative
A Black Creative It’s about building and cultivating community.The creative industry has some work to do when it comes to building welcoming, inclusive spaces for people of diverse backgrounds. Despite this, there’s a numerous amount of people of color working at the...
The Cartoon Life
The Cartoon LifeMeet the man behind the art. You’ve seen his art even if you didn’t realize it. Obi Arisukwu, who you probably know as @obiaris has made art an integral part of his life for a very long time. “I’ve been drawing since I was three years old which is...
You’re Provoking My Independence
You’re Provoking My IndependenceNo, women’s freedom is still not a given. Yes, you’re provoking me. The Washington Post reporter Lavanya Ramanathan wrote a piece discussing the reality of today’s sexual assault, harassment and rape culture—which one would hope is work...
#InTheKno September Reading List
#InTheKnoSeptember Reading ListFive titles we recommend.Each month, we release a list of both new and old titles we recommend about a variety of topics to make sure you’re #InTheKno. Below you’ll find our list of books for September. Happy reading. IDENTITY:...
The Importance of Books that Matter
The Importance of Books That MatterLessons on the current state of society.Young adult novels are mainly for kids age 12 and up but when I perused the shelves of Barnes and Noble not too long ago, I decided to take a trip down memory lane. As my eyes scanned the...
How this Burn Survivor Chooses Positivity
How This Burn Survivor Chooses PositivityMeet Julie Saint-Fleur.Julie Saint-Fleur is a 23-year-old burn survivor and chooses to do so every single time. Having been burned on 33 percent of her body after an incident at work, Julie pressed on refusing to let anything...
God Talk: The Relationship Between Hip Hop and Religion
God Talk: The Relationship Between Hip Hop and ReligionI found peace and solace in my radio, not looking for religion but for voices and sounds that quieted the noise in my surroundings. My religious journey has been one detached from the institution of religion, but...
Kno. Noise: Kdeem
Kno. Noise: Kdeem Getting acquainted with the artist behind The Driftters Co. When it comes to underground and untraditional music, London’s been leading the scene for years with a number of acts that have broken outside of the country’s borders to share their sound...
Why This Photographer Created the First Black Digital Supermodel
Why This Photographer Created the First Black Digital SupermodelMeet Shudu.In an industry that has been criticized time and time again for its lack of diversity and inclusivity, self-taught white British photographer Cameron James-Wilson’s aim is to spread the message...
Cyber Black Girl
Cyber Black GirlContemplating the ripple effects of race.My work contemplates the ripple effects of race. These nuances are felt by all but seen by the few who know to look for them. I primarily focus on minority women in post-colonial societies. I strive to unpack...
Reclaiming “Muslim”: Documenting the Diverse Narratives of Muslims
Reclaiming “Muslim”: Documenting the Diverse Narratives of MuslimsIt’s time to talk about Muslim identity.The interrelationship between Islam and the Western world and the ensuing struggles that make integration so difficult is a major topic of debate these days....
Gray Areas (What A Lame Excuse)
Gray Areas (What A Lame Excuse)Growing up in white ignorance is harmful. Growing up, my older brother was always someone I admired deeply. Four years his junior, nothing ever held me back from playing the same sports as him, keeping up with him and his friends,...
Afropunk Is Blackifying the Industry Through a Celebration of Identity
Afropunk Is Blackifying the Industry Through a Celebration of IdentityAfropunk’s Director of Community Affairs on how the movement accomplishes both. “I have a personal mandate to blackify the production industry. It is white and male led. Culture that we get to...
Meet Biddy: The 21st Century Indian Girl
Meet Biddy: The 21st Century Indian Girl This is for brown women who don’t fit the mold of someone they’ve been told to be. Haya was nicknamed Biddy by her high school friends because it encompassed her multiple personalities. South Asian by descent, born and raised...