TRANSform The Future ⭐️ Brazilian model and actress ValentinaSampaio unveils her latest project that sheds light on the tragedies that the Trans community has faced while fusing the world of fashion and digital artistry together in one:
The Brazilian model, actress, and advocate unveils her latest project that shines a light on the recent tragedies that the Trans community has faced while fusing the world of fashion and digital artistry together in one.
Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Issue’s first openly transgender model in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Since 2016, the trailblazing beauty has become a force to be reckoned with after her grand debut with L’Oreal and industry-shattering Vogue covers in the years after. Even with all of her accolades at the impressive age of only 24-years-old, Sampaio hasn’t put her mission for trans visibility to the wayside. In an new film written and directed by
Branislav Jankicand Jesse Ball that combines elements of theatricality and traditional video cinematography with CGI and 3D design, Valentina stars alongside a larger group of trans individuals, trailblazers in their own right, to recreate a music video set to the tunes of “Lambada”—the chart-topping hit from 1989 by French-Brazilian band Kaoma.
slideshow“‘LAMBADA RED WHITE BLUE’ arrives at a crucial time. When our society turns against its own—who is it that is injured? There is no puzzle. We must see trans-Americans as they are, a gentle community extending its hands, lifting its proud head. These beautiful faces—full of all the possibilities nascent in the human vocabulary of life and change—point the way,” explains director and writer Jankic and Ball. Alongside the upbeat video starring the all-trans cast, a moment of reflection is prompted by Sampaio, as the model recites the names of those beloved individuals who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence in America. Honoring the many lost lives that resulted in 2020 being one of the deadliest years for the global trans community, Sampaio simultaneously unveils a collaborative new NFT digital art piece in the form of a dress, designed by digital artist headtopics.com
NERI(Gia Djahaia). Developed directly on her body as she memorializes the fallen angels of the community, the CGI dress will be sold as an NFT this week as the proceeds from the sale of the dress are donated to LGBTQIA+ charities, in partnership with blockchain leader,
LUKSO.“Never before has there been a greater opportunity to bridge the gap between our physical reality and the metaverse with the merging of creative industries: fashion, art, and technology for the greater good. All of these industries can cause harm without intentionality, and therefore along with Valentina and the LGBTQIA+ community, we unite them to save lives and evolve humanity towards a new reality where all people can thrive, powered by love. Together we are limitless,” explains Christiana Tien Tran of The Lions Management, as the one-of-a-kind project breaks boundaries on the possibilities with fashion and technology.
The NFT dress sale is exclusively available onwww.lambadadyedredwhiteblue.com.Check out the full film below! Read more: V Magazine »
Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse
Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen is answering questions from lawmakers in the United Kingdom who are working on legislation to rein in the power of social media companies
Valentina Sampaio Creates Charitable NFT Benefiting LGBTQ CommunityThe model also stars in a short film that raises awareness on hate crimes against the transgender community.
Supermodel Valentina Sampaio Stuns MET Gala, Then Makes NFT HistoryVictoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated’s first out transgender model is the star power behind an NFT auction and music video aimed at raising awareness of trans lives, trans murders and LGBTQ advocates. good luck Hi
Zoom’s CEO Eric Yuan Says His Zoom Fatigue Is Gone As He Launches New Tools For The ‘Hybrid Office Future’Zoom is launching new video tools for customer support agents, a virtual whiteboard and other new features CEO Eric Yuan sees as crucial for a hybrid office future.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle featured on TIME100's Most Influential People listThe cover portrait featuring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex marks the first time the couple has formally posed together for a magazine cover shoot. Who cares? “Influential” because they talk about their families!!!!
Ready for fall? Here are 18 decor ideas to make your home look extra cozyTransform your spaces with these budget-friendly ideas.
Go nuts: the multilayered history of baklava“I am not rich enough to eat baklava every day”: the Middle Eastern treat has a layered history. From 1843mag 1843mag good 1843mag Learn the truth about the vaccines. It’s all on my Twitter page. ⚡️ 1843mag 👆chadinabhan