The Red Bulletin Oct/Nov 2020 (US)

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EDITOR’S NOTE

STATE OF

THE ART

CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE

This issue is anchored by features

on Black women who are leaning

into their personal experiences to

transform their spaces in music

and dance. Our cover story, “The

Saweet Life” (page 22), is a revealing

interview with breakout rapper

Saweetie, who talks freely about

how her huge success has been

shaped by formative challenges

and her refusal to be confined by

expectations. And in “Love and

Liberation on the Dance Floor”

(page 34), movement artists Sheopatra

Jones and Yorelis Apolinario reveal

how their art and activism as queer

Black women are intertwined in a

beautiful way. We hope you find

these stories as inspiring as we do.

G L

ASKEW II

“Saweetie was so cool as a

person—humble and down for

whatever,” says the Los

Angeles-based photographer,

who has shot the likes of Dr.

Dre, Jamie Foxx, Migos and

Usain Bolt for such titles as

Entertainment Weekly and

Fader and brands like Adidas

and Nike. In particular, Askew

was impressed when the

rapper grabbed a football.

“Her fans would be surprised

to know she’s got an arm like

Tom Brady.” Page 22

ATIBA

JEFFERSON

“Shooting Sheopatra and

Yoe—two talented and

intelligent Black women—was

amazing, and I have to say

seeing their love for one

another was reassuring of

the positive things in the

world,” says the L.A.-based

photographer. “Black is

beautiful.” Jefferson, a skate

and basketball insider who

also took the BLM protest

image on page 14, has shot

recent covers for Thrasher

and Slam. Page 34

At an outdoors production at Red Bull HQ in Santa

Monica, G L Askew II shoots Saweetie, who’s

holding a skateboard she had built a day earlier.

BEANDREA

JULY

“Sheopatra and Yoe’s skills as

movement artists, as well as

the warmth of their personal

connection, was beautiful to

witness,” says the Los

Angeles-based writer who

profiled the two dancers.

July’s recent work has

appeared in Vanity Fair, The

Hollywood Reporter and the

New York Times. “What stuck

to me from our interview was

how they make room for and

embrace all that they are in

their work.” Page 34

LAKIN

STARLING

“It was great to connect with

Saweetie and talk about some

of the things that Black

women navigate in life and

specifically within the music

industry,” says the Brooklynbased

writer who tackled our

cover story. Starling’s work

has been published by Teen

Vogue, Esquire, Vulture and

Pitchfork. “It was a pleasure

to learn more about her early

life and the many experiences

that have shaped her into

such a boss.” Page 22

G L ASKEW II (COVER)

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