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

THE WHITE WHALE OF SPORTSWEAR: A HUNT FOR RALPH LAUREN’S 1993 SNOW BEACH

Frank Carson I’m walking up the steps of Opening Ceremony on Howard Street in Soho New York. In front of me is a man in immaculately cropped pants, a jaunty beanie and a small world map cast in gold hangs on a chain round his neck. It’s 10:55 and the street is quiet. He enters the store and turns the snib behind him. I hesitate … Continue reading THE WHITE WHALE OF SPORTSWEAR: A HUNT FOR RALPH LAUREN’S 1993 SNOW BEACH

ALABAMA’S SPECIAL SENATE ELECTION: HOW? WHY? HELP?

In Pickens County, Alabama more than 30 babies die with every 1000 born, the national rate is 5.9. Pickens County’s African American population is 41.6 per cent, Alabama states is 28 per cent. Statewide the infant mortality rate rose to 9.1 deaths per 1000 in 2016, the highest it’s been since 2008. The rate is twice as high for black babies than white. In a … Continue reading ALABAMA’S SPECIAL SENATE ELECTION: HOW? WHY? HELP?

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