Local: Black Tea Recap 

From our friends over at  People Who Care, The Chicago PrEP Working Group and PrEP4Love, we partnered with them to help produce a magical event:Black Tea.   We  gathered to celebrate and uplift one another; events like Black Tea are much needed for the soul and simply connecting on an intimate level. We loved being…

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Do You Believe in Magic?

By: Nina Clevinger When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you trimming shears and a shit-ton of incredible opportunities, you break off your engagement, move to a new city, and start working as an alchemist – an alchemist of hair, that is.  Theresa Coggiola, 29, had it all figured out. She…

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Hair Being Art.

Typically, when you’re ready to book an appointment to get your hair done, you think salon or barber shop. The industry is undoubtedly gendered. Yolanda Trejo, the founder of Yo:u, is aiming to blur those lines. Her equal parts salon and barber shop refuses to differentiate by gender, race, sexuality, or any other social confines…

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From Nature: Real Soaps

2015 marked the beginning of a global conscious revolution. People have become more aware of what they are putting in their body and on it. Real Soaps is a brand made from consciousness, love, and most important- nature. Off-Kilter: What were some of your interests growing up? Real Soaps: Growing up I was very involved…

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Made in America: Independence Chicago

 Independence Chicago is the combination of both vintage American and Japanese workwear. Founded back in 2012, Independence has provided consumers with more than just garments but with articles of clothing that have a story to tell. Independence houses an array of brands from Levi all the way to Norse Projects. One of their popular brands…

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