WHAT DO YOU CHAMPION

August 14, 2017
WHAT DO YOU CHAMPION

What do you #Champion? This month, we teamed up with Champion to ask a group of inspiring interdisciplinary creatives what matters most to them. From art to politics, storytelling to authenticity, get inspired by the causes that are prompting them to dream big. Scroll on to meet the five young creatives who are inspiring us right now.

Interviews by Katherine Noble, Photos by Laurel Golio.

Princess Nokia

Princess Nokia has broken every rule in her rise to hip-hop royalty— starting with the fact that she’s humble and genuinely moved by her fans’ response to 1992. She reflects on what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated industry, and how she hopes to create a space for young women to explore their own power, magic, and intellect.

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Emmanuel Olunkwa

Artist Emmanuel Olunkwa believes that creating art is inherently a political statement. He talks to us about the power of being seen and represented in photographs, and the beauty of solidifying a moment in time on camera.

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Camille Jansen

French-British high schooler and model, Camille Jansen, believes that the strength of her generation lies in its openness to new ideas. She shares with us how she remains her authentic self in light of various pressures girls confront today.

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Laurel Golio

Laurel Golio is a photographer (who shot this campaign!!) and visual anthropologist, whose work gives marginalized youth visibility and a voice. Her portraits explore LGBTQ self-expression; she talks to us about what excites her about teens today, and how older generations can learn from them.

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