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An Illustrated History of David Bowie's Profound Influence

David Bowie left behind a legacy beyond his musical accomplishments. His far-reaching influence on music, gender, and art spanned decades. Reflecting on a few lessons we learned from the Thin White Duke, we're left with a clear message: be yourself.
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David Bowie left behind a legacy beyond his musical accomplishments. His far-reaching influence on music, gender, and art spanned decades. Reflecting on a few lessons we learned from the Thin White Duke, we're left with a clear message: be yourself.

On race:
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On art and fashion:
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On friendship:
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On gender and sexuality:
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On film:
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On personal identity:
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Illustrations by Vitoria Bas.

A version of this post originally appeared on SparkLife.

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