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This Is What Responses To Backhanded Compliments Look Like

April 14, 2015 by

We’ve all been subjected to backhanded compliments; just when you think you are about to receive praise...zing, you are hit with an insult. Having been on the receiving end of these “sugarcoated insults” more than once, artist Vanessa Papastavros (aka Van Scribbles) was inspired to create her series “Backhanded Compliments” in an effort to ... [Read More]

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Luxury Feminine Products: For The Woman Who Menstruates And Is Also Fancy

April 6, 2015 by

Inspired by a petition in the UK protesting a law that adds a 5% tax on all tampons and pads, cartoonist, writer and illustrator Gemma Correll created these awesome cartoons entitled “Luxury Feminine Care Products: For the woman who menstruates and is also fancy.” Sanitary products in the UK ... [Read More]

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Microcosm Mondays: Miniature Watercolor Paintings Inspired By Space

April 6, 2015 by

As a continuation of her 2013 miniature painting project, 365 Paintings for Ants, and 2014’s 365 Postcards for Ants, South African artist Lorraine Loots has embarked on her latest challenge for 2015: Potluck 100. In this new series of teeny, tiny watercolor paintings, Lorraine is creating 100 miniature paintings scattered over 25 weeks ... [Read More]

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Illustrator Creates Coloring Books For Adults… Over 1 Million Sold!

April 1, 2015 by

There’s nothing better than a good book to relax and decompress from a long day, but it never dawned on us to reach for a coloring book! That’s right, coloring books for adults are becoming all the rage. This past weekend the The New York Times, reported that author Harper Lee's anticipated release "Go Set a Watchman," is being ... [Read More]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month With A Tribute To Women Poets Of The Past

April 1, 2015 by

By Joanna C. Migdal - The theme for this year’s National Women’s History Month was weaving the stories of women’s lives, and so I was inspired to compose this cento (also known as a collage poem) in tribute to women poets, and in celebration of National Poetry Month. In this form of poetry, lines are "lifted" from other sources and "woven" ... [Read More]

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Sisters Put Taboo Of Menstruation In Spotlight With Photo Series, Then Slay Social Media Giant Who Censored Them

March 31, 2015 by

On Sunday night, a record 15.8 million viewers tuned in for the Season 5 finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead." Based on the volume of blood shed and flowing (via violent means) in any given episode of the hit zombie apocalypse gore-fest, it would seem a good amount of ... [Read More]

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Photo Series “Her│Self” Explores What Women See When They Look In the Mirror

March 27, 2015 by

Photographer and network producer Jennifer Bermon’s series Her│Self, 28 black-and-white portraits of women, gives us a peek into how women perceive themselves. For the past 20 years, Jennifer has been taking photos of women and asking her subjects to write, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in their photo. ... [Read More]

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Women By The Numbers In Pictures

March 26, 2015 by

Some statistics on the status of women by Eleri Mai Harris, journalist, artist and associate editor at The Nib. To see this series in its entirety, visit The Nib. ... [Read More]