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BLACK LIVES MATTER 

Thrifts and Prints stands strongly in support of the Black community. Thrifts and Prints stands strongly in support of Black artists.

ANTI-STANDARD interviews are always running for those who’d like a space to see their work published.

Thrifts and Prints makes absolutely no money from publishing any interview online.

Often I wonder who I'd be without the internet. Had I not been infatuated with the likes of early fashion blogs and eager to start my own when I was far too young and unfashionable, what would I be doing now? I fight the internet with little force these days, succumbing to its promise land and the undeniable connectedness I feel towards those I'd otherwise never meet. 
My blogging career a began in my youth through school, and I never quite stopped. I adore internet worlds and for an anxious, unconfident girl-they promised me everything.

In high school I began my own artistic practice of photography. I got to the point where magazines published my work. It meant so much to someone who struggled to literally make eye contact; what floored me most was the independent magazines that actually asked what drove my work. At the time I was dealing with shitty teenage stuff, leading you to the gay, optimistically-cynical, 21 year old who stands before you.

These platforms were a life line to another, beautiful life; the antithesis of anything I was actually experiencing in my day to day.

Thrifts and Prints is the remnants of the fashion blog I began in high school. I wasn't meant to be a fashion blogger, nor a lifestyle anything. Though I gotta make money through shooting advertisements at times and making my own little creations, I truly loath capitalism and the ugliness it can breed. I'm not here to tell anyone to buy or dress or look like anything. IN 2020?! I can't really believe people still do it.

Being an artist saved me. I had the confidence to tell myself I'm an artist because other people gave me the opportunity to call myself one.

I value the time it takes to ask creators why they make what they do, and treasure the concept of peeking into the lives of creatives with no alternative agenda, no desire to make money, no exploitation of creatives works.

Thrifts and Prints has grown up with me, broken down with me. I tried my hardest to make it professional but it will never be- amongst the videos, color schemes, and characters it's a bit of my internal world, open now to other creatives.

I'm personally very burnt out and oh so very tired of feeling powerless to the bigger people with the bigger pockets and the bigger money that see artists as profit and not people who you should just really fucking sit down and listen to. Collectively, there's a need to just f-ing value life.

Your words, your insights are priceless. I invite you to indulge in Thrifts and Prints and all those who have made it so enormously special to me.

-Riley

Thrifts and Prints’ hypothetical doors are open to all who wish to enter.

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