from New York Young, "New York Young, No. 9" (Rolleiflex) In the second installment of Lady Shooters, our series focusing on women photographers, Tara Wray interviews Amy Touchette. “There was very little I needed to hear when I started out that I didn’t feel in my gut. Mortality is the ultimate teacher, and even though I was feeling my way in the dark, I somehow instinctively knew the real from the bullshit.” — Amy Touchette I really love your image "New York Young, No. 9" (top).
Screenshot via YouTube Last night's groundbreaking 2016 Primetime Emmys Awards was revolutionary, heartbreaking, and filled with so many amazing moments. A giant step ahead of the whitewashed Oscars, this year's Emmys was about so much more than celebrating the ridiculous amount of good television out there. The awards honored the creative achievements across genders, races, and sexualities.
Photo: Flickr/Robert Couse-BakerI was shopping at a mall this weekend in New York and happened upon a clothing store that I hadn't seen before. They had cute clothes so I went in to look around. The salespeople were extremely friendly, asking if I needed help with genuine smiles and eager tones. I had several items in my arms and was looking at a pair of shorts when a retail associate approached. "Who are you shopping for?" she asked. "Myself," I answered. "In the men's section?" she asked, incredulously.
  They're voting for Hillary Clinton — and telling us why in our October/November 2016 issue.
Photographed by Vanessa Rees Eat Your Makeup HOW TO USE FRUIT, VEGGIES, AND SPICES AS COSMETICS Sure, wandering the aisles of endless beauty products at Sephora can be super fun. But also sometimes overwhelming (and expensive). Luckily, you can also wander the aisles at your local farmers’ market or health food store and get a similar result. Certain fruits, veggies, and spices can replace your standard mascara, blush, lip stain, and brow filler, which means you can ditch the chemicals and grab your beauty prods straight from the garden. Plus, you’ll feel like a total makeup MacGyver.
This past week, H&M unveiled the video campaign for their Autumn 2016 collection, and overall, we’re pretty impressed. The ad features a diverse cast of models including supermodel Lauren Hutton, GURLS TALK founder Adwoa Aboah, co-founder and chief creative officer of graphic design firm Design Army Pum Lefebure, and singer Jillian Hervey. Hervey is part of the duo Lion Babe, who created the music for the video, a modern version of Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady." The video features a slew of other models in the video.
via Ivanka Trump's Instagram Ivanka Trump, business executive, mother of three and Trump’s main advisor on women’s issues, recently spoke to Cosmo writer Prachi Gupta. Their conversation got a little tense, to say the least.  The day before the interview, Trump had announced a new maternity leave plan. Among other changes, the plan included six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers, dependent savings accounts for low-income families, and tax deductions for stay-at-home parents.
Questions for the Queen DR. CAROL QUEEN TAKES ON THE GAG REFLEX How do I get good at deep throating when I have a history of bulimia? It’s been years since I was active, but I trained my gag reflex really well. –Down to Deep ThroatDeep throating is one of many fellatio options, and generally not even the most pleasurable kind for the person with the penis. Many people find it uncomfortable to do. You can probably get better at it, but you also don’t have to do it.
I actively avoided embroidery for almost two decades. In my mind, it was linked to patriarchy, ideals I could never meet, and other old-timey hobbies I saw as a waste of time. My grandmother taught me how to embroider when I was little and I adorned every pillowcase and zip-up sweater I owned. I thought I was the coolest kid on the block, but my fellow middle-school students didn’t agree. I stopped sewing after I got picked on for having embroidered cats on my sweatshirt.
Yoko Ono is calling upon women from all over the world to participate in a performance art project about gender violence. On September 6th, the artist issued an invitation for women to send in their personal testaments, as well as photographs of their eyes. The project is open to women of all languages, ages, and nationalities — the only stipulation is that no participant sign their full name. The accounts will be used in the installation, which will debut at the Reykjavik Art Museum on October 7th, and remain until February 5th, 2017.


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