Is burlesque more “artistic” than stripping? Is one more body positive than the other? Aria Delanoche breaks down the difference between the two communities, and what she loves about both. By Sophia Larigakis.
Glorious art perv Maidenfed talks the loss of her IG, and why it’s important to challenge the status quo of what is “appropriate” for women and their art, and how to share your message in the age of censor-happy digital overlords.
How and when did poles become inextricably linked with women taking their clothes off? And how, more recently, did pole dancing become a trendy workout for women looking to “find their inner diva” or whatever? Camille Darroux reports:
Text by Karley Sciortino / Images by Stacey Mark / Stacey Mark is one of my favorite photographers, which is probably obvious from the fact that like half of the header images on this blog are by her. Recently, Stacey let me raid through her archive (aka Macbook) for previously unseen images, and outtakes from her shoots. This is what I found :)
By Karley Sciortino / above artwork by Richard Prince / Over the past week, people have been sounding off about how Instagram censored the below photo of a fully clothed woman on her period. Dark times, huh? The photo is from a series of artworks by the Toronto-based poet and artist, Rupi Kaur. In her original artist statement, Kaur said the objective of the work was to demystify and destigmatize the female body — to make viewers “realize these are just regular, normal…