Photo by Chandler Kidd

Photo by Chandler Kidd

 

Covering Subfringe culture

You are probably thinking “What is sub fringe culture?”.

Volume 11 is highlighting the culture of the NYC burner/rave/dance nightlife through immersive journalistic coverage. I began Volume 11 while I was in undergrad with a broad idea of covering arts and music, but my stories were never about the event—I dug deeper. Looking back, I hadn’t found my voice as a journalist so I moved to NYC to get my master of science from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. The program allowed me to try stories like NSFW (New Society For Wellness-a sex club in NYC) and flower essence therapy, a form of holistic healing. I began to find that I enjoyed being in uncomfortable situations that push the social constructs of society.

Volume 11 covers the uncomfortable topics like polyamory, sex clubs, Burning Man, raves, fashion through long-form features and profiles. In 2019 Volume 11 will be releasing a bi-weekly podcast that will break down some of these issues and also speak about gonzo journalism.

As you will learn, Hunter S. Thompson is a major influence on my writing and approach to stories.

“Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die”-Hunter S. Thompson