It takes more than a magazine to kill my VIBE
I wasn’t sure if I was going to post about this but apprently I changed my mind. I was given the great opportunity to be a part of an article in the current issue of VIBE VIXEN magazine. It was a discussion that was published in the magazine as an article. The article focuses on the image of women in hip hop, a much talked about topic ever since the whole Don Imus situation. The dicussion comprised of Raqiyah Mays as the moderator, Laurie Ann Gibson, Melissa Ford, Rocsi, Lil Mo, Kheperah (from the Hip Hop Project) and a few other hip hop heads that you may not be familiar with but were all strong in the industry.
So, we had the discussion and they also had a photographer taking TONS of pictures the whole time. If you would like to check it out it is on page 120. It was a great experience but I was disappointed to see the spread. I opened the magazine thinking I would see a nice group photo of everyone there. But turns out you cannot even see me. They put me right SMACK in the fold of the magazine. Yup, I got PLAYED hard body. I mean, come on, they taught me back in my first journalism class when I was 15 that you should never lay out a page in a way that someone’s arm, leg face or any other vital body part is cut off. So for them to lay out the spread like that I was surprised and slightly disappointed.
But oh well, nothing I can do about it now. Check out the article and let me know what you think. This is their last issue as a bi-monthly publication, but they may still be released under special limited released or something like that.
Raqiyah also blogged about this on her myspace blog. CLICK HERE to read what she had to say. I used to intern for her she is awesome. In order to see the blog you need to friend request her….so make sure you do that and send her a message, tell her Rhonesha sent ya.