Image c/o: Library Of Congress A woman’s body is complicated. There’s a whole lot to learn and it doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Thankfully, these books exist to do the job. They’ve helped us embrace being a woman, from puberty to menopause (and everything in-between!) 1. Our Bodies, Ourselves by the Boston Women's Health Collective and Judy Norsigian Image c/o: Our Bodies, Ourselves Originally called Women and Their ... Read More
Yesterday, the New York Times reported about a hip new trend for young women: full bottom underwear. You heard us right—thongs are no longer cool. Apparel analysts and young women themselves agree that thongs have passed, and that being comfortable is the new thing. The research coincides with this observation: according to NPD, a research company, “Sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles — briefs, boy ... Read More
The summertime is a hotbed for magical, endless, surreal, and diary worthy experiences. You know what we’re talking about: summer love, freedom, heartbreak, and sunburns. In between long walks on the beach and courting your seasonal flames, you’re going to have some down time. We suggest you unwind, hydrate, and collect inspiration from these rad female visionaries! Here are our top picks for your 2015 Beach Reading List:   Novels:   How ... Read More
It’s no secret that Lilly Pulitzer’s target audience is made up of wealthy white women, and if that’s news to you, just take a look at what comes up when you Google image search their ad campaigns. Nevertheless, we were feeling a little hopeful that the brand had become more inclusive when they announced that their line would be sold at Target. Though some of their longtime customers were upset by the fact that Lilly Pulitzer would no longer be ... Read More
Orange is the New Black ’s Laverne Cox is an accomplished actress, outspoken trans-rights activist, and boundary-busting sex symbol whose unique pop-culture platform is helping her change the world. I’VE INTERVIEWED A few celebrities in my day, but Laverne Cox is the first to mention “cis-normative, hetero-normative, imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy” within the first ten minutes. Or, you know, at all. By the time ... Read More
In a recent survey, 68% of teens said they agreed with this statement: The primary reason they don't use birth control or protection is because they're afraid their parents will find out. According to research by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, that’s nearly seven out of ten teens who say they are scared of what their parents might think or say about their sex lives. Although the teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. is ... Read More
Mary Ellen Mark, the groundbreaking American photojournalist and photographer, passed away in New York yesterday due to myelodysplastic syndrome (which affects the bone marrow) at the age of 75.  A consistent theme in Mark's work was attention to people on the margins, people who wouldn’t usually be in the spotlight and certainly not in such a respectful lens. The subjects were most often women and children. According to Philly.com, her career began ... Read More
Illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw has created a series called “We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution,” giving us an awesome lineup of badass women and their thoughts on feminism. The Huffington Post describes them as "feminist baseball cards," a term we think is pretty apt. Check out the full collection here. Images via The ... Read More
Say what you will about Lena Dunham, the girl has got guts and gusto to spare. Never one to shy away from controversy, the 29-year-old recently posted a photo to Instagram that featured her standing in her bathroom, stripped down to her skivvies. She was, in fact, giving a shout-out to indie lingerie brand Lonely Lingerie, which boasts this motto: “For women who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves.” As anyone who has seen the show ... Read More
Alex Elle is a writing goddess whose words make us melt. We’re majorly jealous of the talent this lady possesses. We picked some of our favorite quotes of hers, but you can find more of her writing (as well as breathtaking photos) on her Instagram. Alex has also authored and self-published two amazing books, Words From a Wanderer and Love in My Language. Get ready for some serious ... Read More