For PAPER's 2019 predictions list, we looked across every aspect of pop culture — music, film, art, activism, social media, fashion, beauty — for fresh new faces that are about to look a whole lot more familiar. Tierra Whack, Slayyyter, and Tayla Parx are set to feature heavily on your pump up playlists. Justice Smith, Chance Perdomo, and Emma Nelson are starring in upcoming blockbusters in cinemas and on Netflix. Writers Sally Mao and Morgan Parker are headed to bookstore shelves, and artists like Damon Davis and Jessi Jumanji will headline gallery shows. We've figured out exactly whose profiles you're about to follow: Layla F. Saad, Allen Salway, Hunter Harris. Plus the people you'll be getting fashion, makeup, and self-love inspiration from: Isaac West, La'shaunae, Crystal Methnay. It's going to be a good year! These are the 100 names worth getting to know in advance.
Illustration by Austin Call (@Duhrivative)
Who are you?
What do you do?
I'm a writer and performer.
What are you most proud of from 2018?
I wrote and produced CAM, a sex-positive thriller about digital identity. Netflix bought it. That was crazy.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge in 2019?
Completing my first book, CAMGIRL, which is coming out from Rare Bird Books November 2019. That, and finishing this 5000-piece puzzle my sister bought me for Christmas.
What do you think will be your biggest opportunity in 2019?
I'm writing and producing another female-driven thriller for Blumhouse and I can't wait to bring it to the big screen.
Where can we follow you?
As chosen by Justin Moran, Claire Valentine, Michael Love Michael, Kat Gillespie, and Jael Goldfine
Illustrations by Austin Call (@Duhrivative)