Margaret Williamson Bechtold, Creative Consultant, Fashion Stylist & Futurist

Margaret Williamson Bechtold, Creative Consultant, Fashion Stylist & Futurist

A force in Austin’s burgeoning fashion scene, Margaret Williamson Bechtold is a stylist, trend forecaster and creative consultant. She's also the founder of Girls Our Age, a curated zine that collects artwork and writing from millennial self-identified women from around the world. A New York City transplant, Bechtold’s remarkable warmth and generosity of spirit are on full display in this interview. Refreshingly transparent about everything from toxic work relationships  to her unique perspective on the “catch and release” of motivation, she also has one of the most admirably simple “big dreams” I’ve heard, to simply “do what feels right.” 

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Tyler Andere, A&R Rep, Blogger & Influencer

Tyler Andere, A&R Rep, Blogger & Influencer

Tyler Andere doesn’t seem to ever stop moving. One of the initial founders of the influential Portals music blog, they also work as an A&R rep at popular indie record labels Father/Daughter Records and Elestial Sound. In addition to balancing blogging and A&R work, Tyler has quietly helped launch the careers of musicians that have gone on to reach national and international acclaim, such as Vagabon, Moses SumneyMitski and Lomelda. Incredibly humble and refreshingly genuine, Tyler's commitment to uplifting the stories of marginalized artists and drive for finding music that shows "the pulse of the culture,” is both exemplary and exceptional. 

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Bronwyn Walls, Artist

Bronwyn Walls, Artist

Texas born, New Orleans based artist Bronwyn Walls is only just getting started. A painter, printmaker, illustrator and photographer, her emotional and sensitive work centers around feminist themes, as well as ideas about about healing and spiritual growth. In 2017 along with writer Aleisha Fitzgerald, Bronwyn created a 78-card tarot deck called Mesquite Tarot, a tarot deck with an emphasis on creating an "intuitive and soft space" for the participant. Beyond her sheer productivity and drive to simply create, Bronwyn's grace and willingness to let her work and interests guide her, humbles and inspires. 

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Interview: Magdalena Antuña, Editor and Founder of Selva Beat Magazine

Interview: Magdalena Antuña, Editor and Founder of Selva Beat Magazine

In recent months I’ve become fascinated by the routines and day-to-day practices of creative people, in an effort to understand how they actually get things done. Hence, a new series of interviews where creators talk about how they accomplish anything at all in this busy life.  

A self-described “workaholic,” Magdalena Antuña is a former primatologist, turned editor-in-chief and founder of the vegan lifestyle magazine Selva Beat, which serves a community of readers all over the world. Not only is her passion for educating others about a palm-oil free lifestyle inspiring, she's also frank about the challenges of maintaining mental health as a creative person. From discussing the realities of self-care, to her financial mantra: "life is short and beans are cheap," Magdalena is wholeheartedly and refreshingly real. 

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