A feverish subculture is emerging from the favelas of Northeast Brazil – one that challenges prejudice in a city where just being visible can feel like an act of resistance.
Rae Smith grew up not realising she was born intersex, leading to years of emotional upheaval where she kept her true self secret. Then she found skateboarding.
Colombia’s coffee-growing region was once a violent no-go zone where all the best beans were exported. But as peace has spread, an influx of coffee fanatics is revolutionising the landscape.
As leader of New York garage punks Surfbort, Dani Miller is on a mission to champion self-acceptance in the name of outsiders everywhere.
Sometimes pushing for change can lead to despair. But it’s in the face of anxiety that activists are discovering the thrill of a concerted effort.
Porn star. Activist. Radical philosopher. Conner Habib is barrelling through disparate worlds with a determination to set outdated ways of thinking alight.
At 15, Simon Burstall made two discoveries that would change him forever: photography and raves.
ScHoolboy Q went from prison to platinum-selling artist. Five albums into a unique career, he’s hungrier than ever.
Modern work-culture has given rise to an unfortunate phenomenon: the Out Of Office message. Here’s why we need to start reclaiming our downtime.
Four years on from the last album, and with fans growing restless, Kevin Parker is still grappling with an all-consuming creative process – one that means pushing himself to new extremes.
Technology’s grip on our attention span is grinding us down. But writer Jenny Odell has come up with an alternative: a mindset where slowing down is the only way to survive.
This issue is all about celebrating strength in the face of adversity – sharing stories of defiance in a world falling apart.