At Day One, we are passionate about Fresh Perspectives and are committed to amplifying diverse voices. When we looked at the influencer landscape and the partnerships these voices garnered, we noticed a gap in representation. That’s why, in 2019, we created The Ones to Know — a curated resource of creators, artists, athletes, innovators, change makers, and storytellers from diverse communities who are stopping us in our scrolls. The Ones to Know was created to elevate the voices of creators and storytellers from underrepresented, minority communities.
In this edition of The Ones to Know, we’re highlighting Indigenous creators across the nations who are driving culture in their specialized industries.
1. Demian DinéYazhi’, @RISEindigenous: Demian DinéYazhi’ works to create a platform for Indigenous queer, trans, two-spirit, nonbinary or gender conforming, and matriarchal feminist voices through their personal art and through an artist activist initiative called R.I.S.E. (Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment). They were born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá and Tódích’íí’nii of the Diné tribe.