"With a slew of colorful, bold photographs, Vernon, Ashley, and Pruitt, owners of the Bohemian Brands online clothing and home-goods store, spotlight a creative community of authors and artists "recognizing and elevating the underrepresented and the undervalued." The bohemian lifestyle, according to the authors, is marked by openness, creativity, appreciation of all life, and guided by the spirit to forge artistic freedom. To that end, in this collection of photos and mini-biographies, they gather a well-rounded group of "Brown Bohemians" who hail from Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Shanita Sims, a photographer from Brooklyn, thinks that "vulnerability is where the magic begins." Shanaz Hughson, a jewelry designer and native of Mumbai, India, believes all free spirits are at war with censorship and violence ("body decoration is our sacred duty" reads the text alongside photos of handmade brass jewelry). Jae Vernon, a black lesbian immigrant to the U.S. from London "who often gets called 'young man'?"-pictured in a black beret and turtleneck sweater-has learned to live egoless with her androgynous lifestyle. Thought-provoking, elegant, and immensely entertaining, this coffee-table book opens a window onto creative bohemian life."
– Publishers Weekly
"Brown Bo'hemians found its genesis in the digital world. It was born through social media where like-minded individuals created a space to share interests - in fashion, lifestyle and art, a place they felt was denied to them through traditional means. After coming together through virtual spaces, they have made that gathering more concrete and enduring through a physical object."
– Washington Post
"Though it can be hard to find joy in our challenging world right now, art and creativity provide both refuge and escape. Music, film and books that explore creative expression are more vital than ever. That's why we recommend the beautiful new tomeBrown Bo'hemians,which celebrates the essence of creative people of color in exciting and visually powerful ways. A compelling collection of words and images."
– LA Weekly