Often used to punctuate a poorly executed joke, the phrase – “I am a strong, Black, independent woman who don’t need no man” is heavily embedded in our ‘it’s just a joke – relax’ 21st century culture. A joke to many people, yes. To the anti-PC crusaders, a ROTFL kind of joke. To others, a [...]
‘Who made your clothes?’ is a question that’s going to be gracing plenty of lips today as Fashion Revolution Day rears its (very elegant, eloquent) head. April 24th is the second anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza
Last week, the Twittersphere went legitimately mental over a sequence of two heartbreaking images showing a man enjoying himself dancing at a gig and then being shamed for doing so.
In the lead up to Valentine’s day, we are bombarded with billboard posters showing nubile limbs in silken underwear – a repetitive ideal we’ve seen a thousand times over. However, a refreshing display of the female body was unbuttoned this year, courtesy of retailer JD Williams
Young Adult fiction is feeling particularly exciting at the moment. Whether authors are talking mental health, friendship, gender identity, or just how excruciating adolescence can be, the buzz around books for teens is growing ever louder.
I want to change the fashion industry. Problem: I’m on the bottom rung. Some thoughts on seeking change when you’re starting out, by Ted Stansfield
Today is the Victoria’s Secret show and I have a few questions – why is it that the pinnacle of female success is embodied by the ability to maintain a flat stomach?
Did you know that All Walks’ very first campaign was going to be a one off? Susan Ringwood, of eating disorder charity Beat, posed the question “Is it possible to show fashion on a range of inspiring bodies?”
Director of the ECA and All Walks Diversity Network Mal Burkinshaw gives us an inside view on Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Transsexual, transgender, transvestite – still a largely misunderstood world. Last month the stunning and too often blithely described “androgynous model” Andrej Pejic re-introduced herself as Andreja, following her gender transition surgery. Andreja became the name to chase back in 2011 when she elevated cross-dressing to couture walking in both men’s and women’s shows at fashion [...]
The power of Day of the Girl lies in the forum opened up, the space created and the dialogues encouraged. It’s a way of seeing the issues women face as both individual problems and interlinked areas, some global and others local.