Daphne Lee is a few minutes late to our call. She is finishing up rehearsals with the Memphis–based dance collective, Collage . When she rushes out of the studio to speak, she isn’t breathless — rather, she is calm, laser-focused, and chooses her words with a particular determination. It’s immediately clear how she won the national Miss Black USA title in August — there is an elegance to her energy that can be felt through the phone.
Eva Sealove and Chelsea Jones used to take pictures of things they thought looked like pussies and text them to each other because they thought they were funny. In 2014, they started posting these pictures to an Instagram handle, @ Look_At_This_Pusssy , and the account took off. Followers started sending in pictures of their own — a fold in a bed sheet, a hole in a tree — and now, with a little over 200 crowdsourced images posted, the account has grown to 170,000 followers.
NEW YORK — Kiran Gandhi’s bleached-blonde curly hair with a grown out side-shave, which was in a top knot minutes before she rocked the Summer Stage in Central Park, is billowing out behind her now as she walks toward me. Gandhi is rocking a white, pink and neon yellow ‘80s-style oversize sports suit and round glasses that don’t quite cover the power of her dark eyebrows. She seems grounded even as she’s just finished a set to screaming fans and Indian grandmothers gyrating their hips.
"If you look at women, the self esteem of lesbian women tends to be higher than that of straight women...Maybe they feel like they have more freedom [to be who they really are]. Granted, society may not always like it, but it is your own authentic self."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".