BY Marissa Dubecky
on Feb 13, 2015
“Adipose: Of or relating to fat. / Positivity: Characterized by or displaying acceptance or affirmation.”
This is the inspiration for photographer Substantia Jones's incredible photo series, The Adipositivity Project. When Jones first began her project, she knew she wanted to create change, but she didn’t fully grasp what that change would be. It was only once she began photographing women and hearing their stories of body shaming that her goal became clear: to encourage self-acceptance and broaden our culture’s strict definition of outward beauty. Read More
We gotta say, we’re really digging the slew of hyper-suggestive artwork gracing book covers and movie theater walls lately (that Magic Mike XXL poster, anyone?). Visual parodies of male genitalia are basically inescapable, so we thought we might spread a little love to those illustrations honoring female sexuality. Whether intentional or not (okay, who are we kidding, they totally are), these seven works of art undoubtedly resemble lady regions, and we think they’re pretty rad.
Nymphomaniac: Lars von Trier is one divisive dude, but this play on the emoticon is pretty clever. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Feb 11, 2015
When 23 year old badass Shelby Swank was left by her fiance five days before their wedding, what did she do? Well, she knew “a pity party was the farthest thing from what [she] wanted or needed.” So at her photographer Elizabeth Hoard’s suggestion, she gathered her family and friends on November 1st, the day of the intended nuptials, and together they trashed her wedding dress.
A day that could have been spent in mourning, with plenty of ice cream and wine, was instead embraced. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 10, 2015
Lately, street harassment has been getting more of the public attention it deserves, but women still have to face disgusting comments as they walk down the street. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, 29, traveled to Mexico City and to create an installation of her street harassment project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile.”
This interactive protest project showcases 76 short stories about women who choosing to speak out about their experiences with street harassment. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 29, 2015
Think about the women you know in your life: How many have experienced rape or sexual assault? Since even one isn’t okay, odds are it’s a number way above the realm of acceptable. And that’s just the women whose stories you know.
An unusual but welcome creative combination graced the stage this weekend at Sundance Film Festival in the name of solidarity for survivors. Read More