About: Brown Papaya is a magazine working to dismantle toxic beauty ideals for Filipina women through events, interviews, and photography.
Brown Papaya is a magazine and a movement, with the aim to tear down and rebuild beauty expectations that affect Filipina women. The magazine consists of imagery from three photoshoots, stories from 37 Filipina women, interviews of 4 creative professionals, and over 20 art and writing submissions from the community. Aside from organizing the events and hosting interviews, I established the brand identity and magazine layout design, created the visuals for social media, photographed some of the participants, and designed the website. I also hosted Brown Papaya's first event, Sunkissed, to promote the launch of the magazine in collaboration with the Bay Area street wear clothing brand, Empire in the Air.
Role: Creative Director, Editor in Chief, Designer, Photographer, Production
Collaborators: Vianca Natividad (photography, editing, videography), Mikhael Oreiro (photography), Lee-Ron (production)
Read the full magazine here.