Jaime Moore is a Texas based lifestyle photographer and a Woman You Should Know. Last month, when her daughter, Emma, turned five she decided she wanted to do something different with her birthday portraits and starting looking around for creative inspiration. What she found was one abundantly recurring theme: young girls dressing up as Disney ... [Read More]
Ali Smith has been a ballet dancer and a recording and touring musician, but it’s in her role as professional photographer that she explores and shares her passion and interest in the value and quality of the lives of women. Just in time for Mother’s Day, her latest book, Momma Love, How the Mother Half Lives, presents an inspiring collection of portraits of women who are living and experiencing the ... [Read More]
Artist Anna Giordano uses Photoshop to give us classic paintings edited for what is considered today’s cultural standards of the feminine body.
She shares, "The model of beauty has evolved through human history, from the Greek proportions of Policleto of Argos to the busty beauty of the Renaissance, leading up to the slender body of Twiggy and the contemporary athletic stars. What would have happened ... [Read More]
April is National Poetry Month, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to honor the art of poetry, and to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in America. This past Monday, Columbia University announced its 97th annual Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, letters, drama and music. This year the prize for Poetry was awarded to ... [Read More]
Last night The Illuminator was out in Brooklyn, spreading thoughts of hope and peace in light for Boston.
Photo credit: Lucky Tran, the Illuminator Collective
Building: Brooklyn Academy of Music ... [Read More]
Have you ever been walking down the street, lost in thought, when all of a sudden someone shouts out to you, "Smile"? We're not talking about your mother or a photographer, but rather a total stranger, a man just walking by. He thinks it's charming, or a nice thing to say, but on the contrary this type of heckling can be disarming and is even considered by many as "gender based street harassment". It is ... [Read More]
There has always been a lot of controversy surrounding how women are portrayed in comic books, where boobs and brawn seem to usually go hand-in-hand. Female characters have traditionally taken a back seat to their male protagonists in their occupations, attitude, body shape and revealing wardrobe. But times they are a changin'! My So-Called Secret Identity, a new innovative online comic book, breaks the ... [Read More]
The Woman You Should Know in this gravity defying yoga pose is Tao Porchon-Lynch. At age 94, she is an active yoga master, a competitive ballroom dancer with 543 first place awards, and a 2013 Athleta Sponsored Athlete and blogger. She is also a founding member of the American Wine Society, a former MGM Studios starlet and former model for top Parisian designers like Coco Chanel. Her mantra: "There is ... [Read More]