Contour Queen: The Power Of Makeup Revisited

A few years ago, I wrote a piece called “Send In The Clowns”. As a photography student who was enthralled by feminism and bodily autonomy, I captured my thoughts on makeup through a series of pictures that expressed my confusion- whether weaing makeup was feminist or not. Two years on, I would’ve never thought that…

Kawaii and Independent

If there is one Japanese word most people know aside from sushi, it is probably kawaii – the Japanese word that translates to English as “cute”.  Kawaii is usually associated with Hello Kitty and the Sanrio brand at a minimum, but it is often attributed to overall hyperfemininity in both fashion and mannerisms.  Outside of…