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  “Hello Let’s Date” is a hilarious blog of screenshots taken from what looks like the dating app Tinder. And yes, I know that from personal experience. While the blog can definitely be seen as a “troll’s guide to Internet dating,” it also showcases the ridiculousness of online dating. Can anyone really find a mate by looking at four pictures and then having a menial conversation? The game, especially in the case of Tinder, is often about spending a conversation beating around the bush about being horny at...
  When the photographer Julia Kozerski lost literally half her body weight, dropping from 338 to under 178 lbs, she cataloged her complex emotional reaction to her physical transformation in a series titled Half. Unlike most most weight loss media aimed at shaming women for our bodies, the artist avoids the display of any cheerful post-weight-loss confidence, forcing viewers to consider the murky and provocative intersections of body image and identity.     In each frame, the artist performs intimate rituals, using her form as an aesthetic means of translating her feelings...
Okay, so American Apparel hired a 62-year old model, whatever. Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf took body appreciation to a new level and started a photo series featuring dozens of scantily clad mature models #WERKIN' it.  The series titled "Mature" takes aim at everyone’s obsession with sexualizing women’s bodies and the ticking clock of youth and beauty. Olaf reminds us that there is no age restriction on embracing your body; you can never start loving yourself too early, and you should never, ever stop! If these ladies...
  A few weeks back, we were so thrilled to hear that Aerie, the teen lingerie store affiliated with American Eagle, will not be Photoshopping their models for their new Spring campaign titled #AerieREAL. The ad images feature models ranging in size, shape, and ethnicity (this range is vast relative to most competitors, although, to be honest, it still does not encompass the diversity of America’s teens). Well, there's a new development!     In a further attempt to represent young women of more variant shapes and sizes, the...
Zohra Atash trots into Birch Coffee dressed to the nines – which is hardly a surprise given the rising star's reputation as a “goth goddess.” Despite righteously rocking a bright lip, a fringe leather coat, and a mop of carefully fussed black hair, the diminutive singer seems...skittish. After she insists on buying the coffees, Atash admits that crowded spaces make her nervous – despite all her years in New York (and as, you know, a rock star). “It's good to make yourself uncomfortable,” she says. “If...