Posts Tagged ‘Feminism’

#WomanCrushWednesday – Emma Sulkowicz

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Emma Sulkowicz

TW: Sexual assault. When I saw Emma’s name go by in my Facebook feed yesterday I immediately clicked on the link to get an update on her performance activism piece. Emma’s story first started circulating online after she began carrying her 50 lb. dorm mattress with her, everywhere she went. A form of endurance performance art, Emma titled her senior thesis Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), making a commitment to carry it until her alleged rapist was expelled from Columbia University, where they…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Self-Love Edition

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
WCW Me and You

Some of the only photos I have of myself from high school. I decided at some point that I was going to wear the same shirt every year. I am of the age where Instagram still doesn’t come naturally to me. I have to remind myself to post sometimes and I do, because it’s one of the ways I love to engage with the community of babes on there. Selfies, crap that I’m doing, people I’m spending time with, outfit posts…

#WomanCrushWednesday: Queen Bey

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
"China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala

It was only a matter of time before Beyoncé made the #WomanCrushWednesday column and here’s a shot from Monday night’s Met Gala, that anyone who has the internet has already seen. I can’t say anything about her that hasn’t already been said. She’s wearing a Givenchy dress that’s probably worth more money than I’ll ever make in my entire life and she’s divine. She’s Queen Bey for a reason.

#WomanCrushWednesday – Substantia Jones

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Substantia Jones

  Last January, Fat Girl Food Squad organized an art show here in Toronto. It was called Fat In Public, a nod towards fat visibility and a celebration of all bodies. The work was empowering and diverse, the crowd was buzzing and it was incredible to be a part of that creative energy I.R.L.. Because of that event, a hunger crept up in me. Challenging fashion ideals was always my jam but my body politics swelled and spilled into new…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Sharon Jones

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones is a bringer of joy. It doesn’t matter if you’re standing in front of her at a show or you hear one of her songs in the grocery store, guaranteed you’re feeling better instantly. Maybe you’d even consider dancing in public because you feel so good. Or maybe without your knowledge your feet have already started tapping and you have to sway the rest of your body back and forth for balance reasons but also for groovy reasons….

#WomanCrushWednesday – Margret Wittmer

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

  It’s been a few weeks since my last post on here, big love to the FGFS babes who praised their #WCWs while I was away in California. Will be writing a little piece about my trip really soon! One of my big plans for 2015 was to take that trip, another was to read as many books as I could. The ambitious and truly unreachable goal declaration was made – I WILL READ FIFTY BOOKS THIS YEAR! And I…

#WomanCrushWednesday: Garnet from Steven Universe

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

  So here’s a thing about me – my very first crush was half man/half cat beefcake Lion-O from Thundercats. If you haven’t laid eyes on this 80s cartoon classic, he’s a mulleted redhead catman stomping around in bright blue boots and matching wrestling singlet because no fabric in the universe could contain his raging biceps and thighs. Not exactly my type now. I watched a ton of cartoons and dabbled in animation appreciation but never fully got on the…

Kickin’ Ass and Taking Names: Sheila Sampath of Shameless

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Siobhan Ozege

In this week’s edition of Kickin’ Ass and Taking Names, we’re thrilled to profile one of our most inspiring community and media leaders: the smart, stylish and savvy Sheila Sampath! (1) Who are you and what do you do? My name is Sheila Sampath and I’m interested in collaboration, creativity and community; in other words, I like making friends, making stuff with friends, and having that stuff, in turn, make for a better world. I am the principal and creative…

Real Talk: My Body Hair is None of Yo’ Business

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Alex Giamos

When I quickly pitched writing a piece about body hair for FGFS, I was really surprised and pleased that someone wanted to write it with me. Finding a format that best fit this type of article was a tough one, but Fiorella and myself wanted it to be as straight forward as possible. Below is our interview style take on growing up, and growing into, having body hair. -Alex Growing Up Fiorella: When I began to show leg hair as…

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lauren Crow

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

Lauren Crow describes herself as an “honest photographer”. The bulk of her photos are raw, gorgeous feminist portraits of herself, friends and people she meets when travelling and I find it easy to linger on her work. I am actually late writing this because I spent a bunch of time looking at her photos all over again. Sorry, not sorry. What strikes me the most is the kick ass feminism and unrelenting self-love of it all. Lauren says it the…