BY Holly Trantham
on Mar 06, 2015
Israeli Artist Amit Shimoni's HIPSTORY series is the talk of the town—and we can see why. Part ironic, part thought- provoking and part fun, his illustrations are colorful portraits of world leaders past and present. The twist? He depicts them in full hipster getup, from adding fitted jackets and flower crowns to full on facial piercings. We recently chatted with Shimoni about his inspiration behind the project and his plans for the female-centric SHEPSTORY series. Read More
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
BY Victoria Woodcock
on Dec 08, 2014
It’s less than a week to go until the Bust Christmas Craftacular London.
There will be shopping galore and fab workshops you can get stuck into throughout the day.
Join N1 WI at 3.30; they will show you how to make that someone special a card to remember. There’s no need to bring anything, just your creativity!
In the workshop you’ll be shown how to effectively make a lino print block design and be given all the tips to ensure it prints well (for freee). Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 25, 2014
Lena Dunham's mother, Laurie Simmons, is an artist known for her work with tiny models (hence Lena's movie Tiny Furniture), and dolls. Her work has evolved over the years from miniatures to life size, and now, real life (modeling a doll's life). You may remember her recent photography set, The Love Doll where a sex doll was posed in normal everyday scenes. This is fairly different.
This set is called Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See.
The above photo is from the How We See section of the series. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 18, 2014
Josephine Decker is an actor, writer, performance artist and filmmaker. Her most recent creations are two fearless feature-length films, Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. These evocative movies defy expectations of narrative and rely on alternative styles of storytelling to illuminate the lives of young women. I got a chance to ask Decker some questions about her filmmaking process, feminism and fantasy. She is currently taking a physical theatre course in Philadelphia, gathering inspiration and research for her next film. Read More
My first encounter with the work of Chloe Fay Worth Smith came in the form of large mounted color print of a mattress stained with menstrual blood. In a group show at Sarah Lawrence College, the work was magnetic and alluring, its uncomfortable subject matter elevated by its aesthetic beauty. The vision, so ordinary in the context of girlhood humiliations, became unfamiliar through her lens, emerging like the mysterious remains of some remarkable event. The image remained emblazoned in my memory, alternately unnerving and liberating me from the abashment that stirred within. Read More