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Maya Amoah

Freelance Journalist, Travel Writer, Fashion Designer

Location icon Canada

Portfolio

Personal Projects

IILA MAGAZINE
01/13/2013
IILA MAGAZINE// ISSUE TWO

This is a magazine I co-created in 2013. It features articles and interviews that follow the theme of art culture and fashion.

Travel

Fizara
01/11/2016
The adventurous travel of the mind, body and soul | Fizara

Most people see travelling as an action or a verb. The physical state of movement from one place to another in length, in range, in motion. I see travel a little differently. I view it as a feeling. The feeling of attaining groundbreaking information, possessing new found knowledge, acquiring insightful wisdom that promotes personal growth...

The Pulp Zine
07/16/2015
The road less traveled

There's nothing I can recommend to one more than to travel solo. "You're travelling... ALONE?" Their eyes widen when I tell them. Maybe even a reflection of dissapproving doubt that would have almost wind me in the chest if I wasn't confident that it wasn't a good idea.

World News/ Social Awareness

VAGA magazine
04/28/2016
Doing Things Our Way, The Black Girl Magic Movement

It's 2016 and there's something in the air. A thick, wondrous mystical aura clouds the atmosphere and it appears that the world has been cast by a spell. Word has it that it's a crazy kind of magic but we're not talking voodoo.

VAGA magazine
03/26/2016
The Muxes of Juchitan: Unapologetically Being Who They Want To Be

While the "machismo" social construct continues to root deeply in Mexican culture, and homophobic sentiment still runs high, it may come as a surprise to hear that the country is also home to one of the most gender-bending societies to date; and it's allegedly been that way for thousands of years.

The Pulp Zine
02/05/2015
Charlie Hebdo: Seeing grey in a world of many colours

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VAGA magazine
02/04/2016
Accepting No Defeat, about former French minister Christiane Taubira

On January 27th, French minister of Justice Christiane Taubira rode her bicycle home from a meeting with the president at Élysée Palace that morning, blowing a kiss farewell as she had no plans on returning to her job. "I left the government over a major political disagreement" Taubira said.

The Pulp Zine
05/04/2015
Baltimore Uprising: Links and Commentary

Post originally on my blog: www.denimanddancing.wordpress.com When I first saw news of the Baltimore uprising swarm my newsfeed , I had a sinking feeling in my stomach before I had even known what the root of these protests were. Uh oh. The police have taken another one of our brothers and sisters from , I guessed.

VAGA magazine
02/23/2016
MAD NYC, What Have We Done, The Catastrophe of Homelessness

An exclusive photo editorial piece by photographer Alberto Alcocer. Words by Maya Amoah. Images below were shot in New York City and Madrid. It's 2 AM and the lights of Time Square brilliantly shine like no other place in the world.

Art/Fashion/Lifestyle/Music

Revival.Style | conscious fashion content
Fair Tricks of The Trade | Revival.Style | conscious fashion content

As a consumer, we are constantly making choices. When it's food, we are choosing whether or not to buy organic, from the local market or a franchise supermarket. When it's for clothing, we decide on designer brand shoes or local, organic cotton or fair trade...

Lola Who
08/29/2015
Electric Fashion at Brooklyn's Afropunk Fest 2015 - Lola Who

Born in Brooklyn, New York, the Afropunk Fest celebrates the contribution of black culture in its most quintessential form, by bringing together the rebellious spirit of punk and black beauty to create and electric expression of the self and showing what cool really is.

The Pulp Zine
02/26/2014
NOIR: The Black Paint of the Fashion Palette

Guest contributor Maya emailed us with this wonderful piece about the absence of models of color in the fashion world and her favorite women of color fashion icons. If you would like to guest contribute during any theme (next month is Treasures), give us two weeks notice and email us at [email protected]!

The Pulp Zine
11/03/2014
HOW INTERNET CHANGED THE WORLD {of fashion}

The last 20 years sure went by fast. Okay, so maybe it didn't feel like it when you were craving for the day you would wear your graduation cap back in 10th grade. Or when you were convinced that the winter blues would never go away during that painfully eternal cold season.