Braudie Blais-Billie

Braudie Blais-Billie is a Brooklyn-based writer. Her writing has appeared in  i-D Magazine The FADER Paper Magazine and  Billboard Magazine. She's an associate staff writer at  Pitchfork and edits indige•zine, a platform for indigenous art, identity and resistance.

Music

cehryl on her new video 'satellite'

The Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter cehryl creates a zero-gravity atmosphere deliberately designed to get lost within.
Braudie Blais-Billie
8.23.19
Music

singer-songwriter raveena is normalizing queer, brown love

The video for her new track “Temptation” embraces the nuances of desire outside of the Western, heteronormative gaze.
Braudie Blais-Billie
10.24.18
Music

xiuhtezcatl dropped the perfect soundtrack for indigenous peoples' day

The young activist/rapper discusses his debut album, 'Break Free' — and how he got Shailene Woodley to sing on it.
Braudie Blais-Billie
10.8.18
Culture

'heartbreaker' explores adolescence and desire in a sinister 80s cult

Underneath the crimped hair and Billy Joel posters, the isolated community at the center of Claudia Dey's new novel has a dark secret.
Braudie Blais-Billie
8.21.18
Culture

forget thanksgiving: 5 indigenous women dismantling stereotypes

These badass artists, advocates, and entrepreneurs are changing the game.
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.23.17
Music

premiere: raveena aurora celebrates women of color in her self-directed “sweet time”

The Indian-American R&B singer is building a haven of self-love one song at a time.
Braudie Blais-Billie
10.12.17
Culture

jenny zhang's radical stories examine the asian-american immigrant experience

Her debut collection of short stories is an intimate portrait of Chinese immigrant communities in America.
Braudie Blais-Billie
8.11.17
Music

revisit lana del rey’s most american music videos

No one celebrates the USA quite like Lana.
Braudie Blais-Billie
7.3.17
Think Pieces

beyond braids: the true story of indigenous hair

Indigenous hair is at once a contemporary expression of identity and a sacred continuation of history.
Braudie Blais-Billie
6.23.17
Think Pieces

from queer culture to high fashion, the mullet is a protest against conventional beauty

The politics of the infamous “business in the front, party in the back” haircut.
Braudie Blais-Billie
6.22.17
Think Pieces

nouveau bald haircuts challenge the way we think of gender

From Instagram models to performance artists, the extremely close shave is an empowering exercise against social norms.
Braudie Blais-Billie
6.20.17
News

coachella attendee posts instagram apology after being checked for her headdress

When an indigenous activist pointed out her offense, this festival-goer publicly acknowledged her insensitivity.
Braudie Blais-Billie
4.27.17
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