Posts Tagged ‘Feminism’

Real Talk: On #SmallBoobsClub & Idenity

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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Some of the harshest criticisms I’ve received for being fat have been from myself. Sure, in elementary school  I was called Crater Maker, was told I could block out the sun, and during swim practice Anthony P. liked to draw attention to “them rolls” in his loudest voice so it would carry over the dome of the Aquaplex. But those insults are tame in comparison to the things I said to myself in my head daily about being Plus Size…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Jes Baker

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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Body love advocate and feminist Jes Baker has a lot to say. Whether through her blog, The Militant Baker, her TEDx talk, or her upcoming book, she’s doing everything she can to spread her message: Lose the bullshit. Love your body. She writes a lot about self-acceptance in an accessible way, encouraging folks to rethink how they’ve been taught to feel about themselves and shift towards having a positive relationship with their body. You can check out her blog here…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Kiran Gandhi

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

For the last two days, my social media feeds have been blowing up with the story of Kiran Gandhi running the London Marathon this past April. For those who aren’t familiar, this babe ran a full marathon freely bleeding after getting her period on the big day. Unwilling to throw away a year of training but also not wanting to suffer the discomfort of wearing a pad or tampon while running, Kiran wore nothing and in doing so, started a…

Real Talk: The Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift Feud was White Feminism 101

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay

  Last week it seemed that every pop culture junkie was watching as a supposed Twitter feud broke out between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. It started when Minaj complained that her music video for Anaconda was overlooked for the MTV VMA nominations in the Video of the Year category. She tweeted “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” Minaj wrote several other tweets, rightfully noting the cultural impact…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Lana Wachowski

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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Lana Wachowski is part of the sibling director team, “The Wachowskis.” Their work includes tiny indie films like The Matrix series, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, and most recently the newest sci-fi Netflix series, Sense8. For the longest time, The Wachowskis were notorious for not doing any press. Many speculated this was because of Lana’s transition, but really they just always valued their privacy. That changed a few years ago when Lana came out, publicly discussing her sacrifice of privacy…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Jess Dobkin

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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It being Canada Day and all, I want to give a shout out to a Canadian babe. Toronto-based performance artist Jess Dobkin has put some incredible work out into the world. Often incorporating her body in her art, pieces like The Lactation Station have received a lot of media attention. For that performance, people were welcomed to taste a selection of pasteurized breast milk from six new mothers, including Jess herself. Other pieces she’s done include Bleeding at the Ball,…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Warpaint and Chastity Belt

6 Jun, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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Today is the first day of Toronto’s annual music festival North By Northeast (NXNE) and every year I go and smush my fat body into crowds and try to power through my anxiety for these kinds of things – in the name of good tunes. This year, two of my fave all-girl bands are playing the same night at different venues (the stressssss) and I’m going to try to see them both. So let’s celebrate babes in bands, shall we? First…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Alyssa Thralls

6 Jun, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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Alyssa Thralls (better known as Alyssa Panda Eyes) has an unforgettable vibe. An artist by trade, she is a tornado of design: jewellery, clothing, photography, digital mixed media, and dj-ing to boot. Her distinct style could be labelled as positive goth (posi goth?) with a focus on eclectic symbology. Her clothing and accessory collections have featured imagery from runes, the tarot, and planetary signs. I want everything. One of the things I love most about Alyssa is her unwavering sense…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Katie Stelmanis

6 Jun, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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The first thing you’d probably hear about Katie Stelmanis is that she sings and plays keyboards for the very awesome Toronto-based band Austra. Moody and dance-able, their critically acclaimed music has been going in the ears (and eyes) of many for quite some time now. If you follow Katie on Twitter, you’ll know how active she is in maintaining dialogues about feminism, misogyny, transphobia, and more. Yesterday Pitchfork released a piece she wrote, Op-Ed: Why Is Violence Against Women Excusable If…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Marie Southard Ospina

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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It seems like every time I’m  on social media I see this babe pop up for another super awesome thing she’s doing. Marie is a writer and size acceptance advocate, currently working as an associate fashion and beauty editor at Bustle and I always thoroughly enjoy her work. She’s worn a low-rise bikini on a beach and documented the reactions she received and another time she sent out a photo of her makeup-free face to see how Photoshop experts would manipulate…