Crouching down in the corner of his room, he was continuously shedding tears, letting the burden of his emotions smoothly trail down his squished cheeks. The weight of society and load of the thoughts was greater; than the mass of his existence. That specific moment was a halt in his life, a point where he thought he wasn’t brave enough and do not belong to this perfectly faked world. The boy was internally shattered; until life once again taught him that it’s okay to not be okay.
Connor Dean is a 17 year old actor and competitive tennis player. He was born in Florida and lived there until he was about 7 years old then he moved to Los Angeles with his parents and his older brother. He went to a hybrid homeschool in which most of his school is online but takes 2 classes at the high school. He is the captain of his Varsity tennis team, if they have a season this year!
Art has always been an expression of self. Looking to help those suffering mental health issues, it should come as no surprise that art has become a therapeutic tool. Art therapy has helped all generations develop their creative side while exploring what ails them. Utilizing creative processes also helps those looking to enhance their well-being, self-confidence and social skills. Going beyond just coloring between the lines, art therapy offers something for everyone, in good times and bad.
The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion Documentary recently had its debut on Netflix on July 22nd. This documentary profiles Black visionaries in fashion who rewrote narratives on the runway and turned hip-hop style into a global phenomenon. The documentary features interviews with hip-hop fashion pioneers Misa Hylton, April Walker, Kerby Jean-Raymond and Dapper Dan. We had the exceptional opportunity to sit down with both directors (Lisa Cortés & Farah Z. Khalid) and talk about the film, social justice, and the social, positive impact of the genre of hip-hop.