SELF-LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
(PHOTO ESSAY)

Daniel Crook
Enkrypt Los Angeles
Modi

Three Los Angeles-based creatives, Enkrypt Los Angeles, Modi Oyewole and Daniel Crook, share their personal tragedies and journeys in taking care of themselves in the midst of a global health emergency. Our conversations on self-love and learnings of identity explore the intricacies of human beings finding their way—and themselves—in uncertain times. 

Photo essay by Emily Berkey.


WHERE TO CRY IN PUBLIC SAFELY (MAPS & GUIDES)

From Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City to Toronto, we suggest the perfect public places across five major cities to have a good cathartic sob.

Each guides includes a downloadable map and a link to a custom Google Map viewable from desktop or mobile.


FROM ME, TO YOU (CUSTOMIZABLE GREETING CARDS)

From chosen family to the undercover lover that is you, create a customized greeting card for the love(s) in your life. Choose from three 5×7 custom designs, submit a personalized message and we’ll send the card on your behalf.


MERCHANDISE

For those who proudly wear their heart on their sleeves, long-sleeve shirts, featuring two different definitions of the terms “soft” and “hopeless romantic.”

Soft

L/S shirt in black or white in unisex, sizes range from S-5XL.

Hopeless Romantic

L/S shirt in black or white in unisex, sizes range from S-5XL.


SERIES

Photography by Erica Hernandez

“My sister Chloe has taught me how to embrace love more…She’s just naturally open and loves so freely to everybody.” -Halle Bailey


In collaboration with TIDAL, ILY presents What’s Love?, a show where we speak with your favorite artists to answer this very question.

ILY founder Erika Ramirez delves into all things love and offers fans the opportunity to write in their own questions. Find out the artists’ first heartbreak, their greatest love, and their answer to the question that’s on everyone’s mind: what’s love?

On the eleventh episode of What’s Love?, we met up with Chloe x Halle at one of their favorite Los Angeles vegan restaurants, Sage Plant Based Bistro. The duo talked about how they each practice self-love and the role their sisterhood has played in their dating lives.


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STORIES

Photography by Luis Mora.

“The day that you meet the love of your life is the day you’re fucked.”


In Colombia the church bells ring softly on Sunday morning. Another week has passed, another one is coming–Si Dios quiere

Mami makes plans to visit loved ones later that day–Si Dios quiere

All around the world, Latinxs hope and plan for the future, even if moments away, but always–Si Dios quiere

It’s a sentiment that stays with Colombian-Canadian singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez, pulling her back and forth between two worlds: an English one, a Spanish one, and a space in between both; the continuous awareness of mortality’s fragility. Each day, she’s grateful for another–knowing yesterday could have been her last. It’s equal parts morbid and optimistic. It’s an emotional awareness that helps her work through all things, even heartache. 


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