“Defacement” by Jean Michel Basquiat

We’ve lost so many lives to police brutality in the time since Basquiat graced the earth, yet he painted the feeling clearly. As a woman of color, I deal with my fair share of ugly stereotypes and (envy disguised as) hatred but I cannot compare my experience to that of a man of color. I’ve tried to read the invisible man and what strike me is that this painting is the exact opposite. On one hand, the person of color can feel like they are not considered worthy or part of society… on the other hand, a person or color can feel like a refugee.

Journalist & Media Strategist: @basquiatlxents aka Jason Bourne

Written by President Ella

I have the honor to introduce the infamous BasquaitXLents AKA Jason Bourne to you! This guy is important because he’s already in your inbox sending you press releases and we all need to know how he got there. I came across his namea few times in the past but figured I’d never truly run into him, but that’s not exactly God’s plan. Via Lizzy Chanel and Str8fromDaGutta (correct me if I’m wrong) we were introduced to each other (on the internet, of course). When Jason reached out to me, I accepted the conversation as I would any other blogger hoping to join this team; I explained that this magazine is my heart and anyone who contributes is assigned only one task: act from the heart.