Kristen Cochrane—aka Instagram’s @ripannanicolesmith—has become Insta-famous for making feminist memes that star Paris Hilton. Here, we discuss why pink is powerful, why there’s no such thing as ‘low culture,’ and general meme enlightenment. By Karley Sciortino.
Five people with muscular dystrophy get real about being disabled and the need for love and sex. By Gary Bartle.
Are you a Carrie, or a Miranda with a Carrie rising? The must-follow Instagram @everyoutfitonSATC can help you figure it out. This new(ish) account is cataloguing every outfit from SATC, from the soft butch of early seasons Miranda, to Carrie’s continual label-whorishness, to Samantha’s #pantsuitfeminism, in a way that will make you LOL IRL, while also learning about fashion history.
April Eileen Henry’s Instagram account, Texts From Your Existentialist, makes memes of our collective suffering. Here, April and Kristen Cochrane talk bad breakups, Godard, and being held hostage by human consciousness.
What happens when friendship and flirtation conflict? On this week’s New York magazine’s Sex Lives podcast, two pairs of female BFFs discuss #GIRLCODE and whether it’s OK to fuck your friend’s ex. I (Karley) was really excited to be invited on the podcast with my BFF, writer Jenna Sauers. We joined New York Magazine sex columnist Maureen O’Connor and her bestie, Juliet Thompson, for a discussion of the men and women we’ve shared with friends and beds with — and the fallout. Listen below, or find it here :)…
In conversation with Big Sis, the sex-positive feminist cartoonist whose drawings will make you feel less tragic about your sex life. By Kristen Cochrane.
Which dating apps are best for who? And can you ask your gynecologist on a date? I discuss this and more on this week’s episode of New York magazine’s “Sex Lives” podcast, with host (and fellow slut) Maureen O’Connor. I also rant about the insufferable elitism (and stealth racism) of Raya; what to drink before peeing in someone’s mouth; and “IRL catfishing.” Listen here. pic by Ryan Lowry
Allegedly NYC is the only podcast that I regularly cry laughing while listening to. So obviously, I’m so excited to be a guest on it!
Instagram’s @gothshakira makes intersectional feminist memes that will keep you loling. Here, she talks dank memery, cultural critique, and the word “slut” with Kristen Cochrane. Main image Charlotte Forbes/Maiko Rodrig
Talking with photographer Ivar Wigan about his extensive portraiture inside strip clubs, and of hip hop and street culture in the American South. By Karley Sciortino