Femininity is often something that is look down upon or been seen as something that is almost shameful. In society, being a ‘girly girl’ may make seem you stupid, worth less, and a joke. This shouldn't be the case. Femininity should be celebrated. Wearing pink, loving makeup, fashion and other stereotypical 'girly' things' is worth celebrating. This self-portrait series highlights embracing everything super femme, from the tiara to the back drop (think Elle Woods in Legally Blonde)
Self portraiture is something that is seen as vain and a bad thing. But why is feeling good about yourself seen as a bad thing? Young girls, and in fact all girls, should be taught to love themselves.. I see self portraiture as a revolutionary act of self love.
By Bex Saunders
A series of murals of feminist icons have been placed all across London in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UK’s first laws giving many women the right to vote. The murals contain 50 women from the past (such as Sojourner Truth and Sophia Duleep Singh) and present (Malala Yousafzai) who have played a role in the fight for equal rights.
At the contemporary art fair, Scope, artist Leah Schrager took a deep look into the double standards of social media culture in her display Female Friendly. Mounted side by side from each other, one image is a screenshot from her personal Instagram account of a mirror selfie with a few comments, while the other is from her alter ego, Ona’s Instagram account of her in Calvin Klein underwear with even more comments.
For the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a document founded as a result of the human rights violations brought on by World War I—30 women and non-binary artists across the globe have designed prints for the human rights we still fight for today.
Nike has partnered with the global network aimed at highlighting women creatives, Girlgaze, on their latest Air Force 1 sneakers launch. The campaign is shot by eight female-identifying Girlgaze photographers capturing images of Nike’s Unsung Heroes.
For this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, artist Suzy Kellems Dominik explores the physical and psychological emotions involved in the orgasm through I Can Feel. The twelve foot tall neon sculpture and light show depicts anatomical elements (which flashes on a 27.68 second loop) with fireworks and a ribbon setting off around it.
Fatima Zohra Serri has used social media to follow her passion and shares images highlighting the discrimination that she and other women in her community face. She chooses to focus on women’s issues based on her own personal experiences, aiming to start a conversation about how women are perceived and treated.