Joshua Woods

Up + Rising

Binetou Sylla: "What motivates me is to give life to Black and African cultures"

Meet the director Syllart Records, a label specialising in contemporary African music.
Binetou Sylla
9.21.20
Up + Rising

Deeqo Hussein: "I do believe another world is possible"

The Somali activist has led anti-racist demonstrations, spoken out against unfair education policies, and chaired the Swedish Pirate Party’s LGBTQ+ union.
Deeqo Hussein
9.21.20
Up + Rising

Awa Kanté: "We need to get rid of this capitalist, cis-hetero-patriarchal, white supremacist society"

The 23-year-old queer afrofeminist feels strongly that our current system should never rid those it does not favour of their joy.
Awa Kanté
9.21.20
Up + Rising

Nia Riu: "It’s a pattern we learned to accept"

The multidisciplinary artist is one of four members of the West African supergroup Les Amazones D'Afrique.
Niariu
9.21.20
Up + Rising

Néguin Mondor: "I am angry when I see queer people of colour being pushed to the brink of survival"

This 22-year-old videographer and activist is fighting for queer and Black lives.
Néguin Mondor
9.21.20
Up + Rising

Christelle Oyiri: "I feel like adding my piece is also finding peace in silence"

Also known as DJ CRYSTALLMESS, the multidisciplinary artist, journalist and producer on the joy of speaking out.
Christelle Oyiri
9.21.20
Up + Rising

Lous and the Yakuza: "There’s this big contrast between what I had to be and who I really was"

From fleeing war at the age of four, to fulfilling her dreams of becoming a storyteller, meet the rising Congolese-Belgian artist Lous and the Yakuza.
Natty Kasambala
9.21.20
Photography

Joshua Woods's year in photos

Shooting LGBTQ elders for i-D, Skepta and his girlfriend in Marseille... this is Joshua Woods's 2019 in photos.
Ryan White
12.5.19
Culture

nothing about us, without us: 50 years of stonewall

On the 28th of June 1969 a spontaneous riot outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City sparked a seismic change in gay liberation. Fifty years on, the elders of the SAGE LGBT advocacy group have a new fight on their hands.
Ryan White
6.4.19
Fashion

pioneering model aaron philip comes of age

Growing up, Aaron Philip never saw herself represented by the fashion industry, so she made herself part of it. As she celebrates her 18th birthday, we discuss the next chapter in her trailblazing career.
Tom Ivin
5.21.19
Fashion

the people shaping the fashion industry right now: part three

New York, New York, the city that never sleeps and a breeding ground for some of the hardest working and most talented young creatives in the biz. Here’s some of the best
i-D Team
3.27.19