• The Camp Issue

    Cameos: Briana Cheng, Ada Banks, and Fox Moldy

    The Camp Issue
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    Cameos: Briana Cheng, Ada Banks, and Fox Moldy

    Now campers, it is finally time for our Camp Issue Cameos. Briana Cheng, Ada Banks, and Fox Moldy get at us about their horoscope signs, their signature styles, and their summer camp experiences.


    Briana Cheng

    What are your handles? @banacrisp on Twitter and Instagram. I had the screen name trvpflwr on a dating site once. The site was okcupid. It was seven years ago.

    Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I was born in China and lived there until I was eight, then New York, Florida, Burbank, Wisconsin, upstate New York, Beijing, Santa Rosa, Queens, and now Bushwick.

    What’s your signature style? Tequila sodas and deleting text convos when I’m drunk so I can’t look back the next day but it actually doesn’t work because I always remember something embarrassing happened.

    Your sign? Gemini, I don't check it often but it’s usually something positive about being psychotic.

    Have you ever been to Summer camp? No, I was home schooled when that was a cool thing to do, but one time I went camping with a bunch of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had diarrhea the entire trip.

    What’s your playlist right now? My personal “idk idc” playlist.

    Any big summer plans or goals? Keeping my job, I just became full-time this month but I did all the eat-pray-loving in June where I traveled a lot – Colombia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Barcelona.

    What’s your guilty pleasure? Instagram video DMs.

    What do you want to do more of next year? Outdoor activities and panels.

    Favorite item of clothing in your closet? My silver chain kitten heels.

    What’s your morning routine like? Any essential body care products? One of my roommates works at Glossier so everything Glossier to be honest.

    Trends that you’re excited to see more of this year? More Nigerian pop music.

    What’s your favorite song to get you going or cheer you up? At the moment, it’s “Beautiful” by Devin Di Dakta

    What have you been craving lately? Hot pot.

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Less messy.

    What are you dreaming about these days? Sail boats and going back to Hong Kong.

    Any people or projects you’re really into right now/want to hype? I’m really excited for everyone to hear Ahsh Eff’s new music.


    Ada Banks

    What are your handles? Instagram: @yungoutlaw

    Where are you from? I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I moved to Brooklyn in September 2016.

    What’s your signature style? In the day time: all black with a pop of color if I’m feeling it. When I’m in drag: looking tacky, plastic, anything extra.

    Your sign? I’m a Pisces! I’m very empathetic and passionate and low-key sensitive. I also really love swimming and being in freezing water.

    Have you ever been to camp? I went to summer camp when I was younger, I stopped going when I hit middle school because it got all cliquey and I just wanted to play in the woods and build fires. I always liked those friendship bracelets the kids made out of colored strings. I was never great at making them but I think it’s a sweet gesture.

    What’s your guilty pleasure? Dancing alone.

    What do you want to do more of next year? Make more art and do new things.

    Favorite clothing in your closet? My beret collection.

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Art.

    What’s missing from culture right now? Newness.

    Any people or projects you’re into right now? I gotta hype Zand Wagon, it’s a queer model management company focused on breaking beauty standards and promoting diversity.


    Fox Moldy

    Handles? @enyaofficial420 on Instagram.

    Where are you from and where do you live now? I grew up in a small working class city outside of Philly. I lived on the West Coast for almost six years, and I’ve spent the past seven months manically traveling.

    What’s your signature style? Green hair, no eyebrows, leather, cut up death metal shirts, high-waisted pants, shiny sci-fi dresses, school shooter trench coats, velvet, lace.

    Your sign? Cancer sun, Taurus moon, Taurus rising. Cancer sucks me into taking care of emotional vampires. Taurus prevents me from leaving the house when I’m not traveling.

    Any summer camp experiences? I went to sleepaway camp once when I was eight years old. I hated it so much that I stole a canoe and rowed to a nearby island on the Chesapeake Bay. After two days of swimming and hanging out with crabs, I was bored and out of snacks, so I rowed back to camp. They banned me from ever returning. I also squatted a cabin in the woods, which was essentially two years of glamping.

    What do you think about Camp style? I’ve always been drawn to excessive, shocking styles. My acid goblin aesthetic is influenced by my hatred of normalcy and the campy horror/gay movies I grew up with.

    What’s your playlist right now? Industrial, techno, Enya.

    Any big summer plans or goals? Stay still for a couple months, find a new hustle, and save some money before I start traveling again.

    What’s your guilty pleasure? Flossing my teeth.

    What do you want to do more of next year? Take care of my friends, destroy the world.

    Favorite item of clothing in your closet? Drippy acid house smiley face crop top from Walmart.

    What’s your morning routine like?Drink coffee, walk my dog, avoid body care until I have to leave the house.

    Trends that you’re excited to see more of this year? Starting cults to worship dead friends. Alt-right face punches.

    What have you been craving lately? LSD, a synthesizer, my dead friends, a sugar daddy.

    What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m grown up. This is it. I’ll be a busted gay oogle forever.

    Any people or projects you’re really into right now? I feel most excited about projects and people who focus their analysis on race and gender. Shout out to Wendy Trevino, Oki Sogumi, and Jasmine Gibson for writing my favorite poetry; Burning Down the American Plantation, a new book examining anti-black racism and the ways we can liberate ourselves from the terror of American society; Baedan and other queer anarchist publications; and everyone who devotes their energy to supporting prisoners.

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