Labor Day brings the end of Summer, back-to-school time for the kiddos, released from their farm harvesting duties. Oh, wait, it’s 2019. Monsanto has upended the farming industry forever. Now we insist on taking summer’s off simply because we enjoy our summer vacations. If we want pesticide-free food, we call it “Organic” and pay a premium for it.
But organic is defined as “of, relating to, or derived from living organisms.” Technically, all our food is organic! For this collection, the Justified Hype Collective explores the theme of Organic.
We also use organic to describe the way things grow, the way things connect, the way a network interacts.
In our Lifestyle section, we are shining our Creator Spotlight on DJ IDeaL and his Dope Underground exploits. So Arash Afshar traveled the after hours, underground tunnel route to capture DJ IDeaL’s most recent Enter the Tech event.
In our new Creative Entrepreneurship series, we will have columns on SEO for creatives and social media marketing. Creator Lee Hemingway has great tips for artists on how to organically grow website traffic and shares his research and optimization strategies. We also take a look at the Organic vs. Paid debate. Did your social media following grow organically? Or did you use a paid advertising strategy to grow your fan base? In the end, does it matter?
We also have new fashion and make-up columns coming your way this month! Our Creators will share stories on how to incorporate organic looks into your style. Plus, stylists offer advice on how to capture a natural, fresh-faced look without your pics coming out with bags under your eyes…
In Arts, for our A Walk Among Gods Poetry & Photo Series, Jon Medel and I team up once again on a poem I wrote about a difficult period with depression. The Lyrics of the Leaves reflects on how hiking and nature helped me turn around.
Finally, in our photo essay series, Double Exposure: Photographers in Action, we have Arash Afshar shooting Yan Yanez on location in Chicano Park. You can also read Behind the Cover: Forgive us our Trespasses, Yan Yanez leads us Astray to hear the accidentally less than legal adventures that led up to the shoot!
Are you enjoying the content the Justified Hype Creators are putting together each month? Help us grow organically and share with your friends 😉