"There's a lot of strength and power that could be missing by ignoring how you could physically arm yourself with the clothing you wear or just the ideas that you have in your head before you walk out the door."
Shooting on classic 8mm film, director and friend of DRØME Cameron Michael Debe gives us a stunning portrait of the equally stunning and inspiring Ari Fitz. As a YouTuber, filmmaker, and fashion and lifestyle blogger (and DRØME panel moderator), Ari wakes up in the morning thinking about how to best capture the stories of today. Clearly she's doing it right, if her hundreds of thousands of Youtube subscribers and plethora of successful projects are any indication.
Watch the video above to get to know why we are crushing on Ari!
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.