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Photographer Toby Burrows has captured a series of stunning photographs featuring plus size dancers. The dancers are part of Nothing to Lose, a dance piece from Australian dance company Force Majeure. The piece explores the discrimination and censorship that is applied to bodies deemed “fat,” "big," or “plus-sized” by societal standards. Choreographer Kate Champion’s intention is to portray bigger body types from the perspective of those who have them and not as an outsider looking in and judging. Read More
Warning: This four minute time-lapse video with original music might get you teary-eyed. Dutch artist Frans Hofmeester filmed his now teenage daughter, Lotte, for 15 seconds every week since she was born, and sped it up to give us a condensed look at the process of growing up. Portrait of Lotte shows Hofmeester’s daughter’s transformation from a baby to a young woman. It displays her raw emotion from week to week—sometimes cheerful, sometimes upset or angry, and oftentimes chatty. Read More
Ballerinas embody grace, strength, and dedication—all characteristics photographer Lucy Gray saw in her working mother of five. But before Gray met prima ballerina Katita Waldo, she had yet to find the perfect representation of a woman striving to “have it all."  Her new book Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers is the documentation of 15 years spent with three mothers at the height of their mentally and physically demanding careers. Read More
Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education. The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education for children from poor or misplaced families. Read More
  In case you had forgotten, Instagram is apparently not down with the fact that women menstruate. Artist and poet Rupi Kaur's photograph, which revealed her period-soaked sweatpants and stained sheets, was twice taken down, although Instagram later claimed it was an accident.  Right.  Instagram is just the latest in a series of media outlets that flagrantly censor what they deem "inappropriate" depictions of the female body. Read More