Women Breaking Ground: BFF.fm’s General Manager Cosmic Amanda Connects the Bay Area's Art Community Through Radio

Amanda Guest quite literally runs the show at BFF.fm, a non-profit community radio station based in San Francisco that is equal parts a passion project, a community org, and a creative outlet for many. Amanda, who goes by Cosmic Amanda on the air, is the founder and general manager of the volunteer and listener supported station whose purpose is to: “celebrate the cultures that make the San Francisco Bay Area a vibrant place, through music.” In their words, BFF.fm’s aims “to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world through the magic of Internet radio.”

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Reina Shinohara
Fat Bodies and the Unsolicited Advice Weighing Us Down

With summer here, everyone is enjoying the sun and trying to be as comfortable and cute as possible. As you revel in the sun, remind yourself to be kind to fat people as they too don their bikinis, shorts, and hot girl attires. If you find yourself or a friend offering fat people unnecessary and unsolicited advice regarding their bodies, ask yourself: DID THEY ASK?

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Jasica Gill
Pride Parades: Past, Present and Future

Too often, in the midst of celebration, we overlook the remembrance that must also take place during pride to honor the sacrifices, bravery, and resilience of those who birthed Pride and the traditions that come with it. Here, we explore a brief history of pride, the first parades, and what the LGBTQI community’s thoughts are on the current state of Pride month and the parades within it.

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Jasica Gill
Meet Artmamimoni: A Multi-Talented Artist Making Space for Black & Women-Identifying Artists

Holly aka Artmamimoni is a Black, nonbinary, Oakland based visual artists who creates unique pieces across several mediums. Holly’s work centers Black women, sexuality, and social justice. Whether it’s stickers, paintings, or lettering work, one can expect Holly’s pieces to be an explosion of color and creativity. Aside from her solo pieces, Holly founded an art collective called Blackgirlartgang, which thrives to create a network for Black women looking to connect and collaborative on art and social change.

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Jasica Gill