About The Daring

Celebrating collisions between art and life.⁠

Welcome to an art and culture magazine for introspective, playful, and provocative thinking about the intersection between art and life in the world today. An internet garden, if you will. We are in a dynamic conversation with artists about the issues that matter to them most — creativity, mental health, opinions, and issues relating to human life in all its subtleties.

Our stories are organized around four categories: Art, Music, Poetry, and Opinion. Each one informs the other, just as artists inspire each other. Through interviews, podcasts, essays, and poetry our mission is to celebrate the nuances of living an expressive life, as told by working artists — including writers, musicians, designers, visual artists, and others.

The Daring launched in 2019 and is headquartered in South Orange, NJ.

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The Daring Staff & Contributors


Editor-in-Chief, Founder
Ioana Friedman

Contributing Editor
Jason Reuven Kropsky

Creative Strategy Consultant
Leslie Askew

Rahima Rice, Rashad Dobbins

Contributing Writers
Ben Tyree, Daniela Groza, Iris Gersten, Jason Reuven Kropsky, Josh FriedbergLeah Elimeliah, Rachel Kim, Rhome Anderson, Terry Jackson

Art Contributors
Aster Reem David, Bryant Small, Colleen Cunningham, Daniela Groza, Heather White, Libby Thiel, Luciano Fileti, Ori Toor, Rachel Kim

Music Contributors
Ben Tyree, John Moon, Sameer Gupta, Tim Hicks