Your tribe are the people who see you as your superhero self, even if you haven't gotten there yet.
Everything we do from this moment forward, is about the tribe.
... we wanted something that holistically approached everything that it means to be a creative person, because, in our experience, the creators are always the ones that get screwed in the end. So, we wanted to build a company that was really all about supporting and fostering these creatives.
It doesn't matter how much money you have, it doesn't matter how successful you become; if you are not living your mission, you are not happy. You are not fulfilled. You are feeling a void and it's never going to go away if you don't claim your mission.
We need super extraordinary humans to be able to solve these extraordinary challenges we're currently facing. You can't say that you care about the planet, that you care about your community if you're not being a superhero.
Your success is inevitable. Your victory is inevitable. Don't get caught up in appearances, because the people that programmed you into appearances are the ones that f*cked up the plan in the first place; with what they could touch, with all of their things, with what they could measure. T
The only thing that can happen after darkness is light.
Words like 'homeowner' didn't apply to me anymore; words like 'married' didn't apply; words like 'having a job' didn't apply. So who was I? Who was the essence of who I was when all of these other parts were being stripped? And I realized: I'm water.
So I just kind of put my hands up and I asked the universe to help me. I said, "I want to be my authentic self, I want my light to shine. I need help."
To many I looked like the semblance of an upwardly mobile, success, pro-black family. Everything was going well, the only thing that was going wrong was the fact that I was completely miserable. I was completely unhappy. I had all of these things, but none of them fed my soul.
I am the answered prayers of my ancestors. I am a descendant of Kings and Queens and builders. I'm also the descendant of sharecroppers and factory workers and domestic servants. My parents decided they were going to live a new life, so them like many countless African Americans throughout America decided that they were going to be part of the great black migration out of the South.
If we win, we win together.
At VSCO, we build for cultural influencers. We have young, international content creators: 45 Millon Monthly Users, 75% are under the age of 25, 75% of users are female, and 80% are international.
Our mission at VSCO is to empower culture creators.
It made me realize, sometimes creativity doesn't look like a palm tree against a white wall with a coffee, holding a Kinfolk magazine.
Our mission is to empower culture creators, and culture creators is pretty broad; it can be anyone from a photographer to a designer, but we view it as the people that things happen around. They're pushing things forward, they connect people, and that's who we want to build for.
You can’t get to the light without first going through the darkness. The only reason you know what light looks like is cause you were first in darkness.
You're overthinking it and you will change the outcome. Just do the first thing you were going to do and then go full force.
“El Panfleto es un medio de comunicación que ha construído una manera propia de informar y reconocer una realidad que hasta ahora estaba capturada por un tipo de formalismo”
“Lo de nosotros pasa por no marketear el nombre del redactor, sino concentrarnos en el mensaje”
“Nuestra editorial busca ser verdaderamente imparcial en una realidad en donde los medios se jactan de serlo pero que en realidad no lo son”
“Lo que busca El Panfleto es comunicar las incoherencias de esta sociedad nacional”
“Uno de los temas que abarcamos también es el de la concentración de medios, que consideramos grave que un 80% de la producción de prensa en el Perú sea manejada solo por un grupo de personas”
“La sátira la escogimos porque creemos que por medio de la burla y llevar los prejuicios al extremo podemos hacer que los problemas se puedan visibilizar”