Wear Tilden To Outside Lands

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Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (Animal!) will be at Outside Lands in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this year. It’s not too soon to start planning what you’re going to wear. You’ll want something beautiful, practical, breathable and fun. You should pick up something special from Tilden.

I’ll be featuring Tilden in an upcoming story about festival fashion in The Bold Italic. I met with him last night at Jupiter in Berkeley to discuss the plan. He brought me an amazing bag (see photo above) as an example of his work. I don’t want to give too much of the story away now, but I will say that Tilden is absolutely the designer you want to dress you for Outside Lands or anytime really. He makes women’s’ and men’s clothing (natural fibers, 100% vegan) including selvedge denim. Check out Tilden’s clothes on Instagram.

I love my little bag with the blue cacti print so much!

Wear Tilden To Outside Lands

Undocumented Lives

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My AMAZING journalist friends Diana Clock and Melissa Pandika have been working on a stunning new project chronicling the day-to-day lives of undocumented students from diverse backgrounds. They have shadowed these teens facing of a shaky future as they work toward higher education and citizenship.

An estimated 1.1 million undocumented youths live in the U.S.. The Undocumented Lives project asks:

  1. If our country’s educational infrastructure lowered their barriers to college, what could they achieve?
  2. What economic, scientific and societal advancement could they help bring?
  3. What are the possible downsides?
  4. What, if any, potential policy changes could benefit these students and society?

Shadowed students include a high school sophomore who lost her mother in an ICE raid while migrating from Guatemala who is now taking advanced math classes and actively engaging in social justice movements. Another student walked nearly 300 miles from Sonora, Mexico to Arizona and will begin attending San Francisco State University this fall to explore the use of art as a form of social resistance.

Although these teens can legally attend college in the U.S., the California DREAM Act only covers tuition. They don’t have the Social Security Number required for the jobs that would help fund their living and other costs. The emergence of immigration as a dominant issue in the 2016 presidential election has made their future all the more tenuous.

Diana and Melissa write, “We envision a multimedia project that incorporates photos, text, audio, video and social media. We expect a complex, nuanced narrative to surface – beyond the criminal-DREAMer binary — highlighting not only the day-to-day challenges these students face, but also their adolescent normalcy.” These students are threaded together by their shared hope of a better life. How can helping them achieve that not benefit society?

Please check out the pics and follow them on Instagram here.

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