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In her book “I Heart Girl,” New York photographer Jessica Yatrofsky presents bodies we aren’t used to seeing in the media to challenge the social constructs of beauty and gender identity. The collection from powerHouse Books follows her 2011 hit “I Heart Boy,” which similarly explores masculinity in the male body. By working with mostly (or completely) naked subjects, Yatrofsky shows us the vulnerability of the human form, and illuminates our cultural concepts and predisposed definitions of femininity and perfection. Yatrofsky’s work serves as more of a...
Katy Goodman premiered on the indie music scene with her band Vivian Girls in 2007, and before long we were listening to her from our dorm room radios and relying on her for all our angsty-feminist-dream core desires. Formerly known as "Kickball Katy," she's a pro at blending her riot girl sensibilities with melodic, romantic vocals. Her music is wonderfully poppy and elegant, while also comfortably dark and stormy. Since Vivian Girls, Katy has made musical magic with some really cool people (including Cat Power's bassist,...
One of the most famous faces in the world Frida Kahlo (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter whose self-portraits beautifully and honestly expressed the female form in a new way. Self-taught, Kahlo created at least 140 paintings, as well as dozens of drawings and studies. The great artist died in 1954 and was cremated, while an autopsy was never done, it was determined that her official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Kahlo and her art has been immortalized in...
We've been holding our breaths (for like, YEARS) waiting for Hillary to finally announce her candidacy. But since she’s been keeping us all in the dark, we've had to come up with ways to stay occupied. This about covers what we've been doing to pass the time: 1. Rage rolling our eyes at Ted Cruz’s presidential bid because we know it would be detrimental to all women if he were to become president.  2. Finally getting around to reading Hard Choices. 3. Wondering how she manages to look both...
Welcome to week 2 of the #buststitchalong! We're working on this fantastic Broad City-inspired counted cross stitch project by Julie Jackson, to celebrate the updated release of her updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side. Last week we went over what supplies you needed and how to get'em. Today we're actually gonna start getting stitchy with it. But first, here's the chart: Click here to nab  the larger version of this, suitable for printing That's what we're going to be making. If you've never done counted cross...
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