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This week, Refinery29 launched “Behind The Headlines: Daughters of Paradise,” a beyond-stunning multimedia feature, which explores the lives of three Syrian women who have been displaced to Turkey due to the civil war. The feature presents a unique perspective on what the United Nations’ Refugee Agency has called “the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation.”  Here are the stories of three women refugees, “daughters of a vanished Syrian paradise,” who someday hope return. All three of these women are working to impact change in both their communities...
In this morning’s addition to bigotry against LGBT parenting, two lesbian foster parents in Utah have had their one-year-old taken from them, thanks to the clutches of Mormonism. The legally married couple, Beckie Pierce and April Hoagland, had been caring for the child for three months as the state worked towards severing the biological mother’s parental rights. The mother had asked Hoagland and Pierce to take charge, and the couple is licensed to serve as foster parents. Any logical (read: sane) person would look at this...
These cozy slippers from Sanuk are adorable and perfect for snuggling up this winter with special someones, pets, hot chocolate, and Netflix. Here are three cozy styles to cuddle up in (all are vegan and come in sizes 5-11): 1. Slumbrrr ($75) There’s no way your feet will freeze in these fuzzy wool booties. They come with a faux shearling lining, their footbed is PU foam with a canvas cover, and their outsole is made from Happy U yoga rubber. You can get them in eggshell (pictured)...
The riot grrrl icon teamed up with Hunx and his Punx frontman, Seth Bogart, to create this masterpiece of surreal bubblegum pop-meets-punk, for a song off Seth's upcoming solo album. In a style not unlike Little Shop of Horrors, Hanna voices a giant talking compact who eats Seth Bogart while he and various women lick various sparkly compacts and gobble tubes of lipsticks. Bogart told The FADER that he wanted the video to look “like a kid’s show.” And indeed it does; it’s Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets...
  Last night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (airing in December) brought the usual wave of incredible costumes, star performances, and, of course, talented models making up the elite group of Victoria’s Secret Angels. What this show lacked, and what every Victoria’s Secret show since its inception in 1995 has lacked, was a single plus-size model. The brand is notorious for its lack of size diversity, not only in general body sizes but also in bra sizes specifically. Some of the Angels are optimistic about a future for...