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When Atlanta based photographer Kate T. Parker started taking pictures of her daughters, her intention was—as with any parent with a camera—to preserve memories. But after looking at the powerful images, she realized they had the potential to empower little females everywhere. “Strong is the new pretty” is now a project three years in the making that encourages young girls to rebel against societal stereotypes. Read More
For the past eight years, Mad Men has given us a dramatic look at the lives of executive men in the 60s and the decadent filled lives they led. While there are certainly some dynamic female characters, it is the men that undoubtedly get the focus—done on purpose as a way to depict the era. In fact, some women are often treated as trophies for the pleasure of men and these vintage photographs found in a briefcase document a woman put on display for the gaze of her lover: Günter K., 39, and Margret S. Read More
We can't stop scrolling when we check out Nichelle Gainer's Vintage Black Glamour Tumblr page, featuring incredible images of black female icons we adore (and some fun-to-look-at unnamed ladies who aren't famous but who are super glamorous). The gorgeous photographs are paired with celebratory descriptions of the stylish subjects, making the page a true tribute to these influential and inspiring women. Find detailed captions and more lovely pictures on Gainer's Tumblr. Read More
  Paul Taylor is a self-titled “Dance Maker” who is inspired by the natural world, environment, and human interactions. He was also once dubbed “the naughty boy of modern dance” by Martha Graham; throughout the years this moniker has taken on a myriad of meanings within the 130+ works he has created since the mid '50s. From occasional bad reviews to the risks he takes with his choreography and content style, Taylor has by most standards earned his “naughty” distinction. Read More
Women need to be featured more prominently on certain things: money, monuments, and of course, ice cream. If manufacturers can use women's bodies to sell cars, beer, and other various dude-bro products, then why can't something that is stereotypically marketed to women empower us as well? We want girl power ice cream, and since Ben & Jerry's is already known for making political stances, why not insert some witty feminism into the flavor arsenal?  All of this art is the property of the uber talented Amanda McCall. Check out all her amazing varieties of Ben & Jerry's classics. Read More
Josh Cooley has been a storyboard artist at Pixar for years, and his work can be seen in movies like, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and Up all childhood favorites for many. But Cooley has since become well known for taking his illustration skills and turning some of our more gruesome film memories into, still gruesome, cartoons. He collected them into a book called Movies R Fun. Read More
During a time when it’s almost impossible not to feel insanely frustrated about the state of women’s reproductive rights, we can take solace in incredible activist/artists like Michele Pred. Pred’s work stands out at first glance because it's eye-catching (and super badass), but her pieces are powerful beyond their awesome aesthetic: Their messages are—unfortunately—very relevant to issues women in the U.S. face daily. And while her presentation is refreshingly accessible, it’s also impressively layered. Read More
Cheyenne Randall is an artist in Seattle who is making us swoon with his pictures of tattooed celebrities. Audrey Hepburn and Willie Nelson are just a couple stars Randall has in his impressive gallery of celebs donning gorgeous skin art. Check out some of our favorites below: Marilyn Monroe before she exploded as an icon. Liz Taylor giving us the eye... and sporting some epic tats. Gaga with more tattoos than skin. Jimi Hendrix with a heart full of love on his cheek... To see more of Randall's work check out his tumblr: Shopped Tattoos. Spoiler alert: It's all AWESOME. Read More
In her new book “I Heart Girl,” New York photographer Jessica Yatrofsky presents bodies we aren’t used to seeing in the media to challenge the social constructs of beauty and gender identity. The collection, which will be released May 12th from powerHouse Books, follows her 2011 hit “I Heart Boy,” which similarly explores masculinity in the male body. By working with mostly (or completely) naked subjects, Yatrofsky shows us the vulnerability of the human form, and illuminates our cultural concepts and predisposed definitions of femininity and perfection. Read More
One of the most famous faces in the world Frida Kahlo (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter whose self-portraits beautifully and honestly expressed the female form in a new way. Self-taught, Kahlo created at least 140 paintings, as well as dozens of drawings and studies. The great artist died in 1954 and was cremated, while an autopsy was never done, it was determined that her official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Read More
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