Erin Riley, a Brooklyn based textile artist, has been weaving a tale of repression sexuality. Her tapestries depicting women taking nude 'selfies' is acting as an poignant reminder that women are still shamed for being proud of their bodies.
Riley got her first sewing machine when she was eight, starting her
I can't say that modern day magazine covers surprise me. Somewhere along the line, probably decided by men in suits, the notion that 'sex sells' was born. Sexualised photos of successful women frequent the mainstream media. Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Elle, Vogue, Paper, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and a huge host of other popular magazines regularly feature sexually explicit
Ballet sensation Misty Copeland has had quite the year. Beginning her ballet career at age 13. Two years later, she had won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and began her studies at the Lauridsien Ballet Center. Accepted into New York's American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in September 2000, she
A tricky topic, often brushed off red-faced and with a lowered gaze by men around the world. But, hey it's all natural and it's good to be informed about exactly what is going on down there! So, for all those men still pondering the mystery that is the female reproductive
"For if we breed more hate and anger in retaliation it will only grow stronger and play right into the hands of those who want to bring humanity down."
I have been debating whether to write a post about this for the last two days and have decided that it is too
"If everyone did a bit more, if they fell in love a little bit more, so much could happen"
Jon Stewart, former longtime host of the popular, satirical news show The Daily Show, and his wife Tracey have left their comfortable life in New York City and headed for greener pastures
If you have just moved to a new country and want to pick up on the local lingo or if you just fancy impressing your friends and boss with a new skill set, here are some tips on how to pick up and stick with a new language:
Have a goal
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Author of the bestselling book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert talks this time not about pizza, true love and spirituality, but instead of inspiration and creativity. Big Magic encompasses both Gilbert's 'soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism' that we know and love, whilst urging us to uncover
"I never anticipated that actively choosing not to produce waste would turn into my having a higher quality of life. I thought it would just mean not taking out the trash."
Imagine housing two years worth of rubbish in a single mason jar. Impossible, right? For 21-year-old Lauren Singer, an environmental
YouTube sensation Jordan Hanz is known typically for her extravagant makeup tutorials, but has recently made a video sparking a lot of attention. Her video 'Unattainable Woman' is a social commentary on the damaging labels that affect women on a daily basis.
In her stop-motion video Hanz says that, "If a woman
Brené Brown's insightful and empowering TED Talk about love, worthiness, shame, fear and most importantly vulnerability will have you laughing and thinking more deeply about life by the end of it. A must watch especially for those of you going through transitions (such as friends and myself who have recently
If you don't know this inked up Queen of the tattoo industry by now then get ready to be inspired. Not only is the LA Ink star one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world, having inked up celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Denise Richards,
How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
If you are looking to understand the tumultuous perils of becoming a woman - then, look no further than Moran's funny and insightful novel How to Be a Woman. Everything from puberty, first jobs and first loves Moran tackles hard hitting issues regarding the demands
Growing up in the UK with Muslim background was always something Mona Eltahawy never took too much notice of. However, at age 15 when her family relocated to Saudi Arabia she fully understood what it is like to grow up as a Muslim woman. The shock of seeing her highly-educated
6 Wimbledon championships and 21 grand-slam titles. Yet, why is it that the Williams' name always comes with a connotation of body-shaming? As one of the fittest females in the world (and hell, has she proved it!) Serena Williams most recent Wimbledon win has sparked up questions of steroid use
Out with the new in the old. Recently, I made the decision to only buy clothing second hand and I must admit it has turned out to be a great test of my thriftiness and actually resulted in a lot more shopping than usual! (Sorry, wallet.)
So, here's the why. First
Sofia Ashraf from the Eastern region of Chennai, India, has reworked Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' in order to take down corporate giant Unilever. At least some good came out of that song. After the corporation finished work at a local thermometer factory near Kodaikanal they proceeded to dump toxic waste into
Kiran Gandhi chose the recent London Marathon to stand up for the women of the world. Making a bold choice to opt for no sanitary wear during the 26.2 mile run when she knew she would be on her period, Gandhi raised awareness for women across the globe who do