THOREAU + TONY

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Meet Tony & Thoreau

“We need a lot more love. If I could snap my fingers and change the world, it would just be more love.” – Tony

“My greatest passion is doing anything creative and not tying myself down to one thing… I don’t want to be put into a box.” – Thoreau

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Kindred spirits from across the globe, Tony and Thoreau (who goes by Thor) grew up a world apart. LA native Tony is an old soul, motivated by his compassion for others and a firm belief that to make the world a better place, you just need one simple thing.

Hailing from Copenhagen, Thoreau is a multi-faceted creator. Experimenting with music, film, photography and writing, he refuses to be defined. 

“We need to stop and take a breath and realize that everyone’s human. You make mistakes, and you grow by learning from those mistakes.” – Thoreau

These friends and collaborators bonded over their love of music and shared belief that when you put good energy into the world, you get good energy back. 

 

DEAUNTE

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Meet Deaunte

“When I take a selfie, I like to show how I’m feeling and if I’m having a good time. Life is pretty fun.”

 

 

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This photographer and visual artist uses his camera to connect with like-minded individuals, defining what it means to be a young person navigating an increasingly confusing world. To celebrate self-expression and positivity, he is just as likely to turn the lens on himself.

He’s unafraid to put himself and his work out into the world, embracing social media as a way of making friends and creating art.

 

 

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CLARE

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Meet Clare

“I love taking self-portraits. It’s satisfying to be able to curate an image and be in control.”

A model and aspiring voice actor, Clare manages the craziness of today’s world by allowing herself to go with the flow, discovering new passions along the way. Whether she’s modeling, making music, or taking photographs, she’s always looking for opportunities to express her creativity.

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“I often feel like I should be doing, or a have, a certain number of things… but that’s a pressure that will make you crazy. Don’t hold back. Just go for it.”

 

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Questionnaire answered by Clare

 

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CAILEE+ANTONIO

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Meet Antonio & Cailee

“I really enjoy using Instagram because it’s a form of a mood board – of my life, of moments I’ve enjoyed.” – Cailee

“I’m passionate about sewing. I’m passionate about school. I’m passionate about clothes.”  – Antonio

 

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These two style-minded individuals share a passion for self-expression and creation. While Antonio strengthens his skills and pursues his dreams at Otis College in LA, Cailee finds inspiration in front of and behind the camera.

 

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Q: How do you overcome your insecurities?

A (Cailee): By staying true to what I think.

 

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BRINDA

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Meet Brinda

“Our media takes up so much space… and we focus on the things that don’t matter. It’s important to use your privilege to share stories.”

She’s a storyteller for the modern world, speaking up for those who have lost their voice. Part artist, part activist, she is passionate about shining a light on underrepresented communities across the country.

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Questionnaire answered by Brinda

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Motivated by her own upbringing straddling the line between countries and cultures, Brinda believes that the key to a kinder, more tolerant future is knowledge and understanding.

“In order for people to be kinder and nicer, you need to talk to them and tell them what’s going on and share stories with them so they’re more aware… and can make the world a better place.”

 

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Andy + Mariana

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Meet Andy & Mariana

“My biggest passion is being inspired and happy. It’s hard to know what you’re really good at, so I just want to try everything and not be scared of what people think.” – Mariana

“I feel like I change the world every day by being positive.” – Andy

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“I want to do things differently than how they’ve always been done.” – Mariana

Sharing a bond that goes beyond sisterhood, these native West Coasters are united in their unique positivity, openness and passion for self-discovery. Bright and bold, Mariana doesn’t shy away from pushing her own limits. She’s driven to explore her own potential and the world around her through modeling and music.  Whether she’s in front of or behind the camera, older sister Andy always strives to be positive and true to herself, with an understanding that change in the world comes from within. 

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