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

THREE’S A CROWD, SHE’S A CAT

“At first when you acted jealous, honestly I thought you were kidding,” I couldn’t help but laugh at the ridiculousness of the question. Or at that the fact I’d asked my ex-boyfriend to answer it. But it’s always in hindsight that you realize how hilarious situations were; how pathetic or dramatic you were being. This was certainly the case for me. As we know, two’s … Continue reading THREE’S A CROWD, SHE’S A CAT

UGLY AND PROUD: THE WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE CELEBRATING UGLINESS

Isabella Howard Don’t get mad, get even, so the saying goes. But for London feminist collective The Ugly Girls Club it is more than that: they want to get ugly. One day back in October of 2015, Hillary Rock-Archer was feeling a new look. She was ready to lop off her shoulder length do for a short and sharp platinum blonde. It would be an … Continue reading UGLY AND PROUD: THE WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE CELEBRATING UGLINESS

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

NEW YORK’S STRIPPER STRIKE: THE FRONTLINE OF THE STRIP CLUB CIVIL WAR

Anna Bradley-Smith Close your eyes… There’s ones, fives, twenties and even some hundred dollar bills scattered on the stage around you, and the pile keeps growing. The group at the bar are pulling wads out of cash out of their pockets and throwing it at you while you dance. They’re throwing to the bartenders too, they’re hardly wearing more than you are and they’re twerking. … Continue reading NEW YORK’S STRIPPER STRIKE: THE FRONTLINE OF THE STRIP CLUB CIVIL WAR