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Writer Fariha Róisín is Fighting the Power

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This article originally appeared on Catalogue Magazine. Photo: James J. Robinson Muslim-Australian writer Fariha Róisín will probably inspire you to be a better person. Now living in New York, Róisín spends her time writing — she’s currently working on her first poetry book — and standing up for the causes she believes in: race, islamophobia and transgender rights to name a few. Róisín describes her work as “thoughtful” but says she’d rather not be defined by what she […]

Rap Game-Changer Mick Jenkins on Romance and Reality

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This article originally appeared in Oyster Magazine issue #107.  Photo: Colin Leaman Mick Jenkins wants to change the way you think about things, whether that be through his music or simply running into him on the street. He’s one of the most lyrical rappers coming up in the Chicago scene, putting himself way ahead of the game with mixtapes made to inspire conversations about truth and love.

Q&A: Paloma Elsesser

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This article originally appeared in Oyster Magazine. Photo: Zara Mirkin Paloma Elsesser is living her best life, modelling, writing and sharing ideas out of New York City. Sister to skater Sage Elsesser, she grew up in a spiritual and staunchly anti-Republican family and has taken all of the good values/ideas into her adult life. When she’s not promoting body-positivity for brands like Lonely and Nike, she’s acting as a relatable voice for women’s rights and being a legend on the internet. […]

Finn Wolfhard is a Very Cool Nerd

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This article originally appeared in Oyster Magazine issue #109. Photo: Ben Rayner Following in the footsteps of such classic shows as Freaks and Geeks and Tracey McBean, Stranger Things reminds us that nerds are actually the coolest. The modern-day masterpiece, which turned our world upside down when it aired on Netflix earlier this year, is also responsible for unearthing a group of kids who are restoring our faith in humanity by proving the future is in very good hands — including […]

Romance Was Born and Linda Jackson: An Australian Love Story

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This article originally appeared in Oyster Magazine issue #107. Photo: Bowen Arico During the making of this issue we’ve talked to a lot of people about what romance means to them and, unsurprisingly, most have told us it has nothing to do with romantic love. Not to deny the artistic power of masterworks like You’ve Got Mail and Love Actually, but the best love stories often have nothing to do with finding your soulmate. This sentiment […]

Deanna Fanning on Italian Diaspora and Muriel’s Wedding

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This article originally appeared in Oyster Magazine issue #110.  Photo: Imogen Freeland Deanna Fanning is an Australian living in London and studying a masters in knitwear at the prestigious Central Saint Martins. Her designs are a cooee back to her days spent sewing rosettes onto wedding dresses in her grandmother’s Melbourne garage. We spoke to her about the evolution of occasion dressing, the power and beauty of nature and the eternal relevance of Muriel’s Wedding.