Ten Minutes With (*More Or Less) is our online editorial Daily Rind series. Bringing it to the virtual world, we welcome Darian Symoné Harvin, multimedia culture reporter and social media editor in conversation with recording artist, Ruth B.
Speakers include: Ruth B, Recording Artist; Darian Symoné Harvin, multimedia culture report and social media editor
A lot can happen in five years. Especially if you’re a teenager. Even more so if you are Ruth B, the Canadian-Ethiopian singer/songwriter who was catapulted to major viral stardom overnight in 2015. As a uniquely gifted storyteller and pianist, who writes all of her own songs, her work over the next few years deftly captured what it is to be young, vulnerable and, often, naive. Ruth’s voice still catches at the edge of the heart with its knowing warmth, yet her latest single, “Dirty Nikes”, resonates with a new kind of soulful intimacy, a sound born from syrupy summer days that fades into empty hot nights and worn memories.
Darian Symoné Harvin graduated from Emerson College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. Since then, her career has been dedicated to working on thoughtful and virals ways to present news and content to people on the internet and IRL, for platforms like BuzzFeed News, Yahoo News, NBC News, and Vox.com. She currently writes for the New York Times, Refinery29, teenVogue, and The Cut. She also runs a newsletter, 'BEAUTY IRL' where she talks about beauty, culture and politics.