INSTAGRAM NOW ALLOWS UNCENSORED BIRTH IMAGES THANKS TO ONE MOM’S PETITION

It was somewhat shocking on a platform that censors women’s areolae. On Instagram’s Discover page, a fully naked woman squatting in a shower, face scrunched in pain and concentration, a baby’s head crowning in her stretched vagina. I was fascinated. Is this what giving birth looks like? You’d think as a woman of childbearing age I would know. But I know nothing. I’ve seen more … Continue reading INSTAGRAM NOW ALLOWS UNCENSORED BIRTH IMAGES THANKS TO ONE MOM’S PETITION

HOW A YOUNG SEATTLE DESIGNER GOT HIS BREAK DESIGNING FOR MIGOS, MACKLEMORE

Sam Bledsoe was sitting at his desk in the corner of a corporate office in downtown Seattle when he saw the news pop up on Instagram Discover. Rap trio Migos had been snapped wearing his designs – a range of Migos-branded t-shirts, to be specific. The 31-year-old looked both ways to make sure none of his colleagues at the Hawaiian shirt design company Tommy Bahama … Continue reading HOW A YOUNG SEATTLE DESIGNER GOT HIS BREAK DESIGNING FOR MIGOS, MACKLEMORE

WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM PUTTING MY ASS ON INSTAGRAM

When you put your butt on Instagram with no clothes on it, funny things happen. Old friends call you frantic, out of the blue, to tell you your account has been hacked. People offer unsolicited advice about how to present your ass better. You get sent dick pics (not funny but not unexpected). I’ve even had an enquiry about being booked in a music video. … Continue reading WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM PUTTING MY ASS ON INSTAGRAM

WHY I QUIT INSTAGRAM #COLDTURKEY

Mary Baines A month ago today, I quit Instagram cold turkey. Standing outside one of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Louvre in Paris – I got lost in a throng of iPhone-wielding Instagrammers vying for the perfect shot. A rabid pack of publicity-hungry narcissists. A group of friends bickered over which photo to post. A man candidly kissed his girlfriend for … Continue reading WHY I QUIT INSTAGRAM #COLDTURKEY