NOIRLINIANS IN THE NEWS
February 19th, 2016 | The Gram List
Social City Guide: New Orleans
Afrofashion is a bonafide term—and one you should know. Proof positive: This culture blog run by Denisio Truitt and writer FreeQuency. They always seem to be where the party is—and if there isn’t one, they’re starting it.
February 9th, 2016 | CultureShockArt
Artist A Day Challenge: Brandan Odums & NOIRLINIANS Usher in a New Wave of Art in NOLA
The “Artist a Day Challenge” celebrates Black History Month by highlighting Black artists and diverse forms of cultural expression across the African diaspora.
January 2016 | PhotoNOLA 2015 Exhibit
In conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2015, the McKenna Museum presents a photography exhibition in partnership with Noirlinians. The exhibition will feature four photographers, Danielle Miles, Asia Vinae Palmer, LaToya ‘Blaze Like Fyre’ Edwards and Patrick Melon, of New Orleans based fashion blog Noirlinians, exploring a variety of styles and themes in street photography.
December 9th, 2015 | PBS NewsHour
What New Orleans’ Abandoned Homes Means to Me As a Local Photographer
Editor’s Note: As this past August marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, national focus shifted to the mix of revitalization and remaining damages that define New Orleans today. New Orleans photographer Asia-Vinae Palmer told the NewsHour’s Corinne Segal why she chose to stage a fashion shoot for the Noirlinians photography project at an abandoned house adjacent to her neighborhood, and what these left-behind homes mean to her as a local artist. Interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.
November 5th 2015 | PBS NewsHour
Why I Call New Orleans ‘the Most African City’ in the U.S.
Editor’s Note: The Noirlinians photo project documents African culture in New Orleans, which the project’s organizers have called the “most African city in the U.S.” In this week’s edition of Parallax, Danielle Miles, a photographer with the project, described how she set out to portray the traditions that shape the city — ones that she said are uniquely, and beautifully, African.
October 25 2015 | The Huffington Post
“28 Badass Women You Should Be Following On Instagram”
A new initiative from Instagram will highlight women who are using the platform to tell their inspiring stories — and challenging gender roles along the way. Instagram’s #MyStory initiative will launch with a photo exhibit featuring 28 women shattering stereotypes and using their voices on the platform in a positive way. The women being highlighted include model Tess Holliday, who promotes body positivity on Instagram, female firefighter Alli Meade, and artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the woman behind the anti-street harassment campaign Stop Telling Women To Smile. The exhibit, which was curated by journalist Jessica Bennett, will be presented in Los Angeles on Oct. 26 at an event hosted by actress Rowan Blanchard and Instagram COO Marne Levine.
September 7th 2015 | Ayiba Magazine
Fashion and Culture in America’s “Most African City”
“Fierce, fresh, fly. These are some of the words that come to mind when describing Denisio Truitt and Mwende Katwiwa’s new blog “Noirlinians”. The self-described “AfroFashion blog” is an ode to African clothes and culture in New Orleans. Truitt, a Liberian artist and designer and Katwiwa, a poet and organizer, work with a diverse set of New Orleans based photographers to pay homage to a city they view as “the most African city in the U.S.” Alibi’s Akinyi Oohing recently spoke to the two Noirlinians about the budding blog as well as culture, clothing and identity in the diaspora” [Read more…]
August 7th 2015 | OkayAfrica
‘Noirlinians’ Fashion Bloggers Say New Orleans is the Most African U.S. City
“The blog sprung from a series of conversations between us about how distinctly ‘African’ New Orleans felt from our experiences growing up as first generation or being an immigrant with strong ties to our respective cultures,” wrote Katwiwa and Truitt in an email. “Through conversations, we realized we both were in the process of exploring our current and past relationships to clothing, place and identity and the idea for teaming up for Noirlinians to push ourselves to stay on this journey of self discovery…For us this blog is very much about seeking the bits of African culture that have been preserved in this city and not in other places we’ve lived in the states.” [Read more…]
July 2nd, 2015 | Blavity
“Everything You Need to Know About the Blavity Meet Up At Essence Festival”
If you’re headed to new orleans this week come kick it with us! Thursday night we’ll be at Noirlinians kick off event with local artists, activists and creators. Friday Blavity is having an intimate brunch for millennial women with featured speaker Kim Roxie, Creative director of Lamik Beauty. Check out the list below of some of the local creators who will be at the Noirlinians x Blavity kick off event!” [Read more…]
July 4th, 2015 | Blavity
“My Experience at Essence Fest #BlavityHouse Day 2″
“After getting our fill of beignets and coffee, we went to the Happy Hour Kickoff event hosted by Blavity, Noirlinians and DOPEciety. There was a moment where it felt so right to be around so many creative-minded black people; it felt like we were all a part of a family. I’m not from New Orleans, but in that moment I felt right at home…”[Read more]