“Audiences are understandably tired of the polarizing and dominant narratives of the mainstream media and political conversations,” Stephen Stapleton, co-founder of the arts non-profit Edge of Arabia, tells me on an afternoon in July.
Emily McDermott is a New York-based writer who focuses on art, fashion and culture. Interview magazine, T Magazine, W Magazine, BULLETT, Complex, and Narrative.ly have published her writing. She recently graduated summa cum laude from NYU with a dual degree in journalism and a self-designed honors major. You can contact her via her website or Twitter.