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Sex permeates the lives of teenagers in one way or another; whether it’s vaguely through the media, gossip at school or directly from adults and educators. A lot of the time teens have more misconceptions and questions than answers. Luckily, a group of informed students in Nassau County took strides to raise awareness and open dialogue about Sex Ed for their peers and horny teens everywhere! The students collaborated with Connected Health Solutions to make PSAs about visits to Planned Parenthood, chitchatting with parents about...
In case you haven’t hopped on the House of Cards bandwagon yet, here are five reasons why this political drama will tickle your feminist fancy: 1)  It passes the Bechdel test.   Yes, there are scenes with two female characters with names that talk to each other about something other than men. Woo! 2) Robin Wright is a bad-ass in this show.  Her role as Mrs. Claire Underwood is bold, sexy and sometimes pretty darn scary. Also, she unapologetically admits to having an abortion on live TV. 3) Apparently,...
Laurence Philomene describes her photos as a “pre-teen sleepover gone wrong,” but I still kind of wish I went to this party. The 20-year-old freelance photographer from Montreal explores gender and femininity in many of her groups of photographs, but “Sugar High” takes the cake! The photographer was also inspired by fine artist Wolfgang Tillmans, particularly this quote: "As soon as you represent something, it’s always a mediated, invented situation. What is genuine, though, is the desire for authenticity. So, absurdly enough, that’s something that actually is...
The third annual BUKU Music + Arts Project – which went down on March 21st and 22nd in New Orleans – delivered the same electric and eclectic experience the festival always promises. Crowds gathered from far and wide to appreciate a power-packed line-up of musical guests, while also enjoying BUKU’s signature graffiti wall, and an array delicious local foods that encapsulated the rich culture of New Orleans. The killer lineup included a range of artists – like electronic acts Lotus and Gravity A, Djs, Griz...
  A wistful blend of folk acoustics and kittenish pop synths are just half of Denver-based musician Esme Patterson's new album, Woman To Woman. Patterson is well known for her work as a vocalist for the band Paper Bird and has performed and collaborated with other groups like Tennis, Shakey Graves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick Jaina, and Reed Foehl. This is Patterson's second solo release and it couldn't be coming out at a better time. Patterson's newest musical work may sound delicate and ephemeral, but its message is...
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