Hairy, Angry Feminist: Why I Put Down My Razor

As of October last year, I stopped shaving my armpits. Of course, I’d heard of other feminists doing it, and thought it was pretty damn awesome. Yet, I never mustered up the strength to throw out my disposable razors and go “au naturale.” Oddly enough, I hadn’t shaved my legs consistently for about a year…

‘Report Inappropriate’ and the Policing of Women’s Bodies on Social Networks

‘Report Inappropriate’ was originally a very short series of self-portraits (which I’ve now reduced to just one self-portrait) made in response to the misuse of Instagram’s ‘Report inappropriate’ option. Looking back at pieces of your artwork a few weeks/months after you’ve made them can be really quite useful. I’ve done this recently and found that…

Beauty Redefined

One of my favorite blogs, I Am That Girl, created a list called “Love These Links,” which is a compilation of inspirational videos, blogs, and articles across the web instilling female empowerment.  On this list,there is a video titled That’s What She Said- a collaboration between the media company SoulPancake and women’s magazine Darling. Despite the…