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Lena, unphotoshopped (via Instagram) Lena Dunham: actress, writer, producer, director, activist, feminist. She's okay with being all of those things. What is she not okay with being? Dishonest.  This morning Lena took to Instagram to express her disappointment about being majorly photoshopped on the cover of Spanish Magazine Tentaciones.      “Oh hello El Pais! I am genuinely honored to be on your cover and so happy you licensed a pic by @ruvenafanador, who always makes me feel gorgeous. BUT this is NOT what my body has ever looked like or...
Even the children of famous artists who grow up to be influential artist themselves aren't spared embarrassing baby photos. So is the case for Frida Kahlo. Rare photos of the artist from the age of 2 to 25 taken by her father, Guillermo Kahlo, could have been the beginning inspiration for her to portray her greatest muse, herself. Guillermo became a photographer after moving from Germany to Mexico. During Kahlo's life, her father was affectionate and a positive driving force for his artistic daughter. Throughout her...
The same people that brought us We-Consent, the app that asked partners to record their consent to prove that they both were sober enough to give consent and record said consent; What-About-No, the app that allows a user to play a video of a policeman shouting “NO” to show clearly they are not giving consent; and Party-Pass, the app where users can pledge not to have sex without consent and get an email the next morning reminding them of that pledge; have now added I’ve-Been-Violated, an app...
Me and You As a feminist shopper, sometimes you want to put your money where your mouth is. Or, your booty. Luckily, a number of designers are making lingerie with the female gaze in mind. LonelyOne such artisan is New Zealander Helene Morris, who launched Lonely in 2009 because she “wanted to take away all expectations of how you ‘should’ look” in lingerie. High-waisted undies and strappy bras Broad City’s Ilana would happily rock take the place of thongs and push-ups. Now the brand has a team...
Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati uses her hijab and amazing makeup skills to transform herself into ultra-realistic Disney characters. The self-proclaimed Disnerd, known to her Instagram fans as Queen of Luna, has posted over 300 looks, dressing up as everyone from Belle to Jafar. The imaginative full-time mom is breaking down barriers and shattering the notion that the Muslim headscarf can’t also be a totally fabulous accessory or statement piece (for people who wear them for religious reasons, obviously.) The diverse looks are absolutely mind-blowing.    ''   Her love of cosplay...