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…

Interview with Art: Pippin Lee Truman

We sat down with animator and illustrative artist Pippin Lee Truman to chat about their artwork, intersectionality, and their advice for fellow artists! Check out the interview below! V: What inspires your artwork? P: I would say that my inspiration mainly comes from the media around me, especially things like comics, because they’re such an…

The Engagement

I found out about my oldest friend’s engagement via Facebook. We haven’t spoken since December, when I was mad at her for skipping out on my Birthday party, feeling that she wanted to spend more time with her friends back home than she did me – the one who’d known her almost her whole life.…

Body and Soul: Discoveries from Two Weeks in a Walking Boot

On the afternoon of July 4, 2004, I was sitting in the waiting room of a hospital in suburban Seattle, Washington. I’d taken a nasty tumble down the stairs while vacuuming bits of soil left behind by my then beloved pet tortoise, Cookie. All said and done, the incident left me with a very caricature-y…