Dar­ling Kink

@DARLINGKINK puts into art what peo­ple are too ashamed to talk about.

Scout - - IN THIS ISSUE - By Denise Fer­nan­dez

Artist Kay Aran­zaso speaks up on her em­pow­ered, erotic art

IT’S NO SE­CRET that we still live in a highly con­ser­va­tive coun­try, de­spite some progress open­ing dis­cus­sions on so­cial are few, and hon­est talks on kinks, fan­tasies, and fetishes are much rarer.

It is also no se­cret that under the guise and anony­mous so­cial me­dia accounts is push­ing out­ward to wider cir­cles and larger plat­forms through the help of a few who dare make the sup­pos­edly

Kay is one of the few fe­male artists who The rough lines and shading so heav­ily nat­u­ral state—none of the ro­man­ti­cized, re­served por­tray­als of eroti­cism that the me­dia. Her im­agery is fear­less, with art of in­ti­mate sce­nar­ios rang­ing from BDSM to

started fo­cus­ing on erot­ica. But even vi­ral on the in­ter­net, she had always she greatly ad­mired, such as the girls of Sailor Moon and Lara Croft of Tomb Raider when she was in col­lege, and much later, chil­dren’s il­lus­tra­tions.

emo­tions, fan­tasies, and de­sires. “I re­al­ized when I started put­ting it out there, I felt stronger and more se­cure as an artist, and that my de­sire to pro­duce Erot­ica felt so or­ganic to me, and it gave me the power to con­front all forms of re­pres­sion I felt as a Filip­ina liv­ing in a Christian coun­try,” she says.

Based on what we see and hear on na­tional tele­vi­sion and ra­dio, the and the deeply rooted con­ser­va­tive Christian val­ues we have in the coun­try, lead­ing the dis­cus­sion: con­ser­va­tive, mis­in­formed, and male. Through her per­spec­tive, Kay in­ter­ro­gates and up­ends out for every­one to see. Her art doesn’t just raise ques­tions, in­stead they an­swer her art say yes.

men­tions that she can only rep­re­sent one per­spec­tive out of the mul­ti­ple I rep­re­sent it is raw, highly charged, and I can only rep­re­sent one per­spec­tive, and that is of a cis­gen­der fe­male. That is not to say I’m not open to draw­ing other per­spec­tives, just that there is a lot of room to mis­rep­re­sent some­thing that I do not know or rep­re­sent,” Kay re­la­tion­ships, hookup cul­ture in the time of Tin­der, my po­si­tion­ing as a many women are not af­forded spa­ces di­verse ways, and it’s a good sign that

says re­gard­ing the coun­try’s po­si­tion of artists like Kay that so­ci­ety is tak­ing pro­gres­sive and equally rep­re­sen­ta­tive mind­set ap­proach­ing top­ics such as per­haps peo­ple aren’t as hope­less as they seem.

We get up close and per­sonal with the pop­star who’s chang­ing di­rec­tion this year, start­ing with her new sin­gle. Photography by Pa­trick Dio­kno Styling by Flo­rian Trinidad

JULIE ANNE ap­par­ent nat­u­ral growth from her Pop­star Kids days. Time and time again she’s man­aged to stay in the radar. Is it

We get up close and per­sonal with her and here’s what

She’s hard to miss in the crowd, and that’s com­ing of an air con­di­tioned stu­dio, and look­ing good do­ing it—is

But she’s not su­per­hu­man, and she rests with the She’s wear­ing track pants, hoop ear­rings, and a crisp or wrote on them,” she says when asked if she’s done

it sounds raw, strong, and just the per­fect amount of she sings with her sig­na­ture soar­ing vo­cals. This isn’t vengeance, this is redemp­tion, and start­ing the year off with this track sends her to a high note. Step­ping away

in a very au­then­tic way, and Julie Anne is an ideal ad­di­tion. Whether she’s speak­ing her mind with her songs or main­tain­ing com­po­sure with her grace­fully un­apolo­getic

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