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You may know Ramona Rosales by the playful celebrity portraits she takes, including her iconic cover shoot with Tina Fey for BUST back in 2004. But this summer, Rosales’s work takes a new, but no less vibrant, direction.  Head on down to the De Soto Gallery in Los Angeles, where you can view her new photo series Outside the Lines, on display now through August 24th. This dreamy series may create the illusion of two dimensions, but it also illustrates a narrative that is meaningful on countless levels. It...
There is a total of 7,021 post-secondary institutions of education in the United States. 2,870 of those are undergraduate schools (colleges and universities) that offer bachelor’s degrees. 221 of those schools, or ever so slightly over 7.7%, offer a Women’s Studies or Gender Studies major, so students at only less than 8% of four year colleges in America can get a degree in what is, essentially, feminism. Of course, it isn’t as if every undergraduate student at those 221 schools is studying women’s issues; in...
You may or may not be familiar with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. If you aren’t, it was a thing on Twitter recently where people tweeted pictures of themselves or their loved ones holding signs that said why we need diverse books. However, it’s sort of lost momentum, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed a change in the literary landscape as far as representation is concerned. In fact, other than Orange is the New Black, I haven’t seen much of any representation in...
Meredith Graves, you are a woman after our own heart. First, she tore down (literally and figuratively) some misogynist posters at a semi-recent show in Dallas, Texas. Now, she’s calling out critics who judge purely on appearance (not music), promoting total body positivity, and showing us what it’s really like to be Meredith Graves in a new video with fashion blog Stylelikeu.  The video is a part of their “What’s Underneath Project,” which aims to spread the message that “style is comfort in your own skin,...
Almost every twenty year old on television is white, ESPECIALLY in comedies (give or take the occasional token brown friend). Organic stories about the lives of people of color aren’t typically seen as small screen material, because COME ON, people experiencing racism in the work place? What kind of social justice bull is this?! I’m tryin’ to relax. These kinds of racist attitudes are exactly why I am stoked for Twenties, an upcoming project that is written, produced, and created by Lena Waithe. Waithe, writer of “Shit...