Techies Project by Photographer Helena Price

Unique perspectives of Silicon Valley life, told through 100 interviews and portraits

The two words “Silicon Valley” immediately stir up stereotypes, stigma and maybe an HBO show. The name has become a cultural reflex, and that’s what photographer Helena Price wants to change with her ambitious, large-scale portrait and interview series. Techies Project, launched today, is a collection of 100 in-depth interviews that breaks this idea of the “sameness” plaguing the area. Turning the camera toward those …

HANNAH: A Magazine Celebrating Black Women

Founder Qimmah Saafir on why this new publication is so important

Qimmah Saafir founded her magazine HANNAH (now funding on Kickstarter) not purely from passion, but also necessity. Saafir believes that, while a narrative around black women exists, it’s not diverse, wholly inclusive or voiced by the women themselves. Pragmatically and thoughtfully, she has taken the issue into her own hands and created a beautifully designed publication that celebrates black women through essays, interviews, op-eds, fashion …

Louboutin Diversifies Shades of “Nude”

“Nude” clothing often comes in only one color—usually a light beige or peach—and has long mis- and under-represented the many different shades of skin in the world. Luxury footwear designer Christian Louboutin is expanding its Nude Collection of women’s shoes to include a wider range of tones. The French brand has introduced two new styles and seven new shades, allowing women to more accurately choose …

Apple Promotes Diversity at WWDC

Leading up to Apple’s recent Keynote presentation–which introduced Apple Music, OS X El Capitan and iOS 9—arguably the most pressing issue on CEO Tim Cook’s mind was diversity. Under the helm of Cook—who champions social issues like LGBTQIA rights, diversity and environmental protection—the company continues to employ a 70% male workforce and has been known to exclude women speakers in its popular keynote presentations. That …