Dear reader, when was the last time you wrapped yourself in the pages of a paperback and became lost in its narrative? For centuries the print book has been whatever we’ve needed it to be — a record keeper, a translator, a glimpse into another culture, a portal into the human mind, a time capsule, and…
Failure: The dreaded F-word. It has quite a hold on us, doesn’t it? Whether male or female, young or old, and whether we consciously make it a point to recognize it or not, a fear of failure can affect the majority of decisions we make.
A truly multi-faceted woman and an inspiration to many, Maryam Montague is a visionary and an entrepreneur who is limitless in her creative expression. Through her vast capabilities and her successful businesses, Montague is both a force and a foundation. She is a catalyst for the creativity and empowerment of others.
Post, share, stare, repeat. A millennial’s rhythm in everyday life includes rendering moments from the day, perspectives, interests, statements, missions, even #goals. Who we are can be known instantly through a few seconds of scrolling. It’s the easiest way to proclaim what we’re about and even to remind ourselves of our own personal proclamations.
As women, we are living in a time when we have more options than ever before. We have taken and made extraordinary measures to close and improve the gender gaps. We are more educated and have the option of making more money… But, are we happy?
Environmentally and ethically responsible consumption and productions are two of the main themes behind the Canada-based TAMGA Designs. A brainchild of Yana Barankin and Eric Dales, the fashion brand focuses on using sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing and production in hopes of influencing the present and future of the fashion industry.
We are thrilled to showcase yet again another compilation of inspiring stories from people just like YOU in the world. Grab a coffee, tea, or simply sit down and have a listen.
Women are powerful. We’re beings with purpose; sustainers of life. While this has always been true, it hasn’t always been appreciated — let alone celebrated — which is why women around the globe have spent over a century championing change.
Courage is not only needed when you’re 14,000 feet in the air rethinking whether or not you should have signed up to skydive, but slowly making your way off the helicopter in hopes that it will be the fastest minute of your life. Bravery is not just necessary in those fleeting moments when, unsure of…
The world is filled with fascinating neighborhoods and captivating faces. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn is one of them — a most charming one, home to some of Brooklyn’s inspiring creatives. Staff photographer, Monique Baron tells the story of this quirky neighborhood, and three of its residents, through her lense.
This antioxidant-packed bowl featuring a blend of acai, berries, and bananas is a sweet, nourishing treat for the body. The bowl foundation can be created with several fruits including a melon or a coconut. Whichever fruit you opt for, have fun making it your own! Ingredients 1 whole medium pineapple [wash, pat dry, slice the pineapple in the middle…
This month we’re taking a peek inside some of our staff’s current reads and cherished insights. We’ll be refueling monthly with featured picks by our unparalleled team of writers. Enjoy!
In a time of political turmoil, it is especially important that we remind ourselves of the extraordinary achievements humans have made. We aim to offer a restoration of faith in humanity with this month’s compilation of uplifting stories, and every month thereafter. We hope they instill in you hope for a brighter future, or at most, bring a…
Crochet Top: Cleobella // Pants: Rocket Vintage Collection Levi’s // Accessories: Vintage Top & Bottom: Cleobella // Shoes: Vintage Dress & Fanny Pack: Cleobella // Scarf & Hat: Vintage Dress: Cleobella // Necklaces: Vintage // Blanket from Morocco Jumpsuit: Cleobella // Accessories: Vintage EDITORIAL CREDITS Photographer: Alex Kromer // www.alexkromer.com // @californiakrome Model: Melissa Ziegler // NTA…
From the baked and caramelized sweet potatoes and corn to the tangy lime and cilantro vinaigrette, this burrito bowl is a must-have for anyone who enjoys delicious ingredients packed together in one bowl. This meal is packed with tons of fortifying nutrients like vitamin A, fiber and B vitamins! Ingredients Quinoa 1 cup of white quinoa…
A home will always be the place that lures you in with the song of comfort, space and pure presence. Whether a room, loft or a 9-bedroom mansion, there’s a wealth of inspiration that comes from adorning your surroundings with cherished mementos. And this month we’re celebrating one relic that truly never goes out of style: books.
Tell us about yourself. My name is Cierra Creer. I got into modeling when I was 16, but I’m going to school because education has always been the most important thing. Right now, I’m studying Communications and Spanish, with a minor in PR, at Arizona State University. However, I’m still very passionate about modeling and…
If you’re nothing like your polar bear friends and constantly carry around a cardigan, jacket or any other long-sleeved companion, you’re going to love this. Behold… the endless, versatile utilitarian military jacket!
Travel has been a force behind Carter Seibels Singh’s life for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a home where her mom spoke French to her and her father travelled the world for work, the desire to learn about and experience different cultures came naturally for Singh.
In wake of incessant bad news and unconscious human behavior, the Editorial Team at Disfunkshion has gathered inspiring stories, and words of wisdom, with the effort to showcase a higher human consciousness that is ever-present in the world, but not often allotted media exposure. Every month we will be featuring some of the most compelling stories circulating around the internet…
Society has given us a map, a rulebook, guidelines in order to be validated as a woman. Social media has become a platform for all types of opinions regarding what it means to be female.
Here’s the story of how I designed the wedding of my dreams. We call my parents’ house “Magnolia” and my wedding took place in their gorgeous backyard.
You can’t spell “community” without “unity.” We confirmed this when we sat down with Nilsa Salgado (Nilly), founder of Soulpick, an online community unifying those with similar interests in the arts and spiritual realms.
Skateboarder and photographer, Sierra Prescott spends her days cruising down the Venice Beach boardwalk and power sliding through tourists and local gawkers alike. We had the opportunity to catch up with her to explore her passions, the freedom she finds in skateboarding and the importance of remaining true to oneself.
Tennessee Thomas is the epitome of a cool girl, not just because of her musical talent and new ’60s inspired fashion line, but because she is bringing her community together and shedding light on pertinent social issues.
While summertime is slowly coming to an end, many of us are still experiencing sunspots on our skin. Although these spots are harmless, they can become aesthetically unpleasing. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. Luckily, our DIY beauty editor, Nichole Dawkins has the solution.
We’re probably mature enough to realize that life doesn’t always move in a straight line. Despite our best intentions and well laid-out plans, there are bumps, hardships — things we wouldn’t have chosen if we could help it.
What do you get when you mix sweet, salty and crunchy? A mouthwatering mango-filled summertime staple.
This zesty spinach and walnut pesto sauce is by far the quickest and most budget-friendly way to make a flavorful meal. It’s spicy, creamy and cheesy—what’s not to love?
Green rolling rice terraces, snow-capped mountains, sleepy cows meandering, peaceful monks smiling and trekking tracks for as long as you wish to stray… Nepal is a wanderlust paradise.
We are all aware of the unyielding pressures to fit a certain mold in the entertainment business, but actress Melissa Carcache debunks these superficial myths and proves that rising above with confidence and self-acceptance is something to adhere to.
Why am I so compelled to masturbate?… Should I feel guilty?… Does it make me perverted or weird? These are the most common questions I’ve heard over the past 20 years of speaking and writing on the topic of healthy sexuality, so I was delighted when Disfunkshion asked me to write this article.
There are three crucial factors to keep in mind when nourishing our core values: keeping balance is harder than finding it, saying yes is easier (and oftentimes more dangerous) than saying no and dodging becoming burnt out is the key to preserving your sanity. Understanding the complexities of each of these scenarios, and connecting to…
The idea for Shore Projects was born when founders Jono Holt, Ellie Price and James Street wanted to find a practical and stylish watch for their adventurous, minimalist lifestyles. Perpetually inspired by the ocean, Shore Projects consists of fashion-forward timepieces to fit a relaxed lifestyle.
As an artist who has lived in L.A. for over five years, I’ve worked in film, television and stage. While most of the work I’ve received has been thanks to the relationships I make while hustling on my own, a huge part is the powerful team behind me.
Fresh ingredients and a little love is all you need to whip up a tasty salsa that will spice up your salads, tacos and more importantly, your life!
Wandering spirits seek to be constantly inspired by the vastness of the world and the cultural teachings that the globe has to offer. While we must find a stable nest to call our own, our space can be braided and intertwined with treasures from a far away place. This month, we bring you a diverse…
This quick and easy summer salad is the perfect blend of creamy, crunchy and tart flavors. Make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until needed, making cooking easy for you on those busy days where you want real fast food.
Self-proclaimed daydreamer, collector, mermaid, tea enthusiast, lover of nature, and gypsy soul, Risa Marie has captured the eyes and hearts of many through her inspiring collection of nature-filled photos on her social media platforms. How exactly did she get to where she is? The dynamic and alluring blogger lets us in on her life, beginning with a tiny Northern…
“But if you observe children who are two or three years old, if you see how they behave, they are playing all the time. You see them laughing all the time. Their imagination is so powerful, and the way dream is an adventure of exploration. When something is wrong they react and defend themselves, but…
Music, like a spectrum of color, is universal. From the first sound of a mother’s heartbeat that sets the rhythm of our lives, to a curated soundtrack to suit our moods, we all are affected by music no matter our culture or roots.
There are women that have dreamt about their weddings since little girls. Wearing their mother’s old gowns and tucking flowers in their hair as they walk down an imaginary aisle toward their imaginary prince.
Water is the essence of all life and yet not all lives have access to clean and safe water. It is no secret that quality of life varies across our vast, blue world. However, many might not know that in parts of this world we share—this planet we have adopted as our home—over 40 billion…
Paige Nichetté sees the sun and moon as cosmic elements that unify all living beings. Central to our existence no matter where we are on the planet, their energies draw and connect us to one another.Transcending its brilliance, nature serves as an awe-inspiring muse for creative works such as fashion, art and design.
Camila Banus is a woman with a joyful, vivacious, and passionate presence, alluring an audience both on-screen and off. The vigor and versatility of actress Camila is infectious, and exactly what her fans look to her for as “tough Latina” Gabi Hernandez, of Days of Our Lives.
Vinyl records were once the only way to enjoy music and now they’ve once again soared in popularity despite the availability of digital content. Unlike some other forms of music players, records must be stored following specific rules as well as be regularly cleaned to achieve longevity. Here’s everything you need to know, from storage…
Are you ready for the summer? This take on a vegan nice-cream frozen parfait is the perfect way to cool off in these hot days. Sweet strawberries paired with tart kiwi’s make this four-ingredient dessert a must try!
As if we needed another reason to love kale… these bite-size chips serve as the perfect pair alongside sandwiches, salads or soups, and they are also a healthy alternative to any afternoon or late snack. Munch on, friends!
It can be hard to convince a Cuban official that the floatation device you’re carrying on the top of your car is not a means of escape, but a surfboard.
This refreshing watermelon salad has all sorts of flavors and textures in one — from sweet watermelon, to crunchy almonds, to decadent cheese and tangy vinaigrette. Enjoy this as a side dish accompanied by protein or as a light lunch on a breezy summer day. Ingredients 6 cups of watermelon [appx 3 lbs] 1/2 cup of fresh Italian parsley…