Outdoor Voices x Hoot Magazine, Behind the Scenes, December 2017
Study Breaks Magazine, Giving A Hoot, November 2017
"Just as models shouldn’t be limited to a caricature, Tavangar believes that her contributors should never be restricted to one section either. Students can direct a photo shoot and simultaneously write an article for the publication, while others have modeled and then worked behind the camera soon after. The team works to provide every contributor with opportunities for them to expand their creativity, talents and passion." Article format here. Note: this article misrepresents some of the inclusion-based decisions of Hoot Magazine.
Ratrock Magazine, INTERVIEW XIV: ANISA TAVANGAR, October 2017
"When I'm talking about inclusion, I’m not just talking about the Met or a fashion shoot— I'm talking about all of it. Its about who you’ve included in an ad, a fashion shoot, who's getting a solo in a museum, who’s publishing, who’s editing. It’s all connected, all relevant. And because of that digital reach, if you try to dichotomize all these, you’re being dishonest to the reality of the day."
Medium, The Subtle White Supremacy of September Magazine Covers, September 2017
"September issues not only say a lot about what these publications interpret as the most noteworthy people in popular culture, but also about who holds the purse strings in the entertainment industry. Celebrities with something massive to promote — a new beauty contract, a blockbuster movie — have a lot of money riding on their star-power and magazine covers are one important way to promote them. Simply put: the person on a cover often represents millions of dollars worth of investment. And despite many magazines’ newfound pop-feminist efforts to become more inclusive, it’s become clear that many of this September’s biggest covers represent a subtle kind of white supremacy in action."
Barnard College, The Bold Standard student representative, Spring 2017
“My interdisciplinary course of study provides a lens through which to consider the crossing points of race, gender, and art. This intellectual variety in a rigorous academic setting compels me to constantly push myself. Taking classes in subjects that once intimidated me—especially computer science— has opened the doors to so many creative and entrepreneurial opportunities.”
Barnard Magazine, Barnard College, Fashionably Diverse, Spring 2017 issue
"With its essays and photography, the magazine tackles issues of diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry. Editor-in-chief Anisa Tavangar ’18, a style guru on campus known for her sparkle culottes and fire-engine red hair, uses models who are students at Barnard or Columbia and often have never modeled before."
The Eye, Columbia Spectator, Unpacking the Intimidating Woman, February 2017
"To those who are skeptical of the label’s harm, consider that calling someone intimidating places blame on that person for your feelings. It says that your response is to their characteristics, something that you perceive as a problematic part of them, rather than your own insecurities. It is okay to recognize your admiration for someone else’s achievements, but not to challenge their success by labeling them as intimidating."
Elle Magazine, Rising Feminist Magazines Are Using This Digital Platform to Speak Even Louder, January 2017
"Over at Barnard College, students are blending fashion with culture and feminism in their on-campus magazine, Hoot. If you don't think fashion can be feminist, these students will prove you wrong: "In my classes, we're introduced to a lot of feminists and through that I've definitely become much more aware of the importance of representation in the media, especially in fashion media, and providing more of a feminist angle for these publications," Anisa Tavangar, editor-in-chief of Hoot, says."
Ratrock Magazine, January Artist, January 2017
Harper's Bazaar, The Rising Feminist Magazines You Need To Start Reading, November 2016
"The students behind Hoot know that intersectionality and inclusivity are the future of both fashion and feminism—and they use those beliefs as the undertone for their entire publication. If it's a fashion editorial, expect to see models ranging in size, ethnicity and genders. The staff of photographers, designers, models, editors and more are all undergraduate students ranging in studies, gender and interests—a key element factored into the very premise of the feminist-friendly zine."
Her Campus, Meet Editor in Chief of Hoot Magazine, Anisa Tavangar!, September 2016
"My initials spell "art" so I think I was predetermined to enter a creative field. Other than that, I watch too much TV, took a gap year after high school, draw people on the subway, know the lyrics to most Aretha Franklin hits, and impulsively dyed my hair bright red last week."