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Redefining 'flesh tones' with BARE Boutique

INTERVIEW BY SABINA MCKENNA PHOTOS BY LEKK PORTER Kara Kupe founded BARE Boutique in response to the rampant lack of diversity in the fashion industry. The line of bamboo intimates se…

Kara Kupe founded BARE Boutique in response to the rampant lack of diversity in the fashion industry. The line of bamboo intimates sets a new standard for inclusivity by redefinin…

Steven 'Juñor' Ondaatje on creating AUD'$

A lot of my own discovering of my background and cultural identity, happened forcefully because of the way I was being treated at school. I was forced to a point of self-discovery. …

Sabina McKenna: Hey Steve! Tell me a bit about how you started out in music? Steven 'Juñor' Ondaatje:  When I was in my late teens I started making music. I wasn’t putting it …

Laura Du Vé: Unapologetic Self Love

My ex-girlfriend had always told me I was incredibly smart and beautiful—and for the first time in my life I actually believed it. Even after we broke up, I continued to see myself as …

Grace Dlabik: What were you like as a child? Laura Du Vé: I was incredibly shy. I didn’t talk to classmates until I was in prep, I’m pretty sure. I was always second guessing …

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Boss

Ultimately though, there’s only one thing that matters: resilience. “You don’t know you have it until you need it,” she confided. INTERVIEW BY EMMA HARDY PUBLISHED IN BE. BOSS #3  BUY …

26-year-old Yassmin Abdel-Magied arrives right on time, with make-up on point and wearing a huge grin. "Man, I really need to pack up my house," she says when she greets us, "you …

Reconnecting to intrinsic culture with REMI

I definitely gravitate towards trying to find as much Yoruba music as possible [...] But my family influences my music more than culture really does. Hopefully that’s something that will …

Emma Hardy: How would you describe your connection with your culture? REMI: I guess I’d have to say loose. My connection to language, the land, the people—it’s loose. I’m much …

Self Love Talk with Frances Cannon

I struggled with seeing myself as beautiful. I just thought of myself as cute. That’s where my mindset was when I was growing up, I thought: “Oh well I’m not beautiful, but I’m cute”. It …

Frances Cannon is an artist from Melbourne and founder of the Self Love Club. Her work blends personal experience with themes of body-love, body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, …