April Diaz Dreams of a Girl’s World

Young April Diaz, who sported short hair, a unibrow, and a mustache (claiming her mom felt waxing was unnecessary), was inspired by muses that brought out her inner child: Lizzie McGuire, Zoey 101, That's So Raven, and Tumblr. They never failed to remind her of the glitter and pink and slumber parties she was missing out on. After growing up as an outsider and being raised in a
strict Hispanic family, April created Girlsworld512 to rejuvenate the teenage nostalgia she never had, for she believed that you don't need to look a certain way to feel girly or like the color pink. Everyone is welcome at Girlsworld512. Except for boys, of course.


Video: Moises Zanabria
Photo: Rachel Lazatin Aquino
Model: Chizaram Ajiwe
HMUA: Jaycee Jamison
Styling: Gabi Vergara & Kathleen Segovia

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“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost." - Henry Rollins

Wearing: Sale section bikinis, berry blush, jorts, and cowboy boots. Hats with silly words on them and boxers as shorts. My new glasses with a claw clip with the strands pulled out on purpose. OPI bubble bath nail polish.

: Someday We’ll Embrace This Distance by Niyah Morris, Circe by Madeline Miller, and Babel by RF Kuang. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill and anything romantic.

Doing: Going on dates and saying “I love you.” Listening to country music, going to football games, and seeing my girls as much as possible. Drinking wine and lychee martinis. Cooking and being cooked for. Ranting to my roommates.

Feeling: Frazzled, confused, wary, busy, old. Weird. Like my life here is different in good ways but in a way that I haven’t gotten a grasp of. My gut tells me that soon, I will. I feel alone but fulfilled, and accepting that things are as they should be. I am wary because I am actually starting to feel like being a 21-year-old is my life, I am not still just a teenager.

Curators: Katlynn Fox, Gracie Warhurst,
Renata Salazar & Sonali Menon

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