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15 Mar

Jackie Dives Fights Abortion Stigma With Emotional Portraits

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A few weeks ago, Jackie launched the Abortion Series project, where she’ll be profiling a variety of women who have had abortions, and sharing their experiences. The project was inspired by repressive laws against women's rights. “I think this series is both saying to other women ‘We are here. We understand. We support you.’ Jackie said. “And it’s also providing a glimpse into the experience of having an abortion, for those who haven't ever had one, who might need to understand more seriously the impact it has on a woman.” So far, Jackie has only photographed two women, but both portraits are intimate and personal, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come of the project. The portraits are similarly posed: both women...
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8 Mar

Michelle Terris Brings Body Positivity To The LA Fashion Scene

Michelle Terris always felt self conscious as a child. Growing up in Southern California, Michelle was fed images from the media that convinced her that her loose arms and extra body fat were something to be ashamed of. Then in 2008, Michelle’s father was diagnosed with ALS - a neurodegenerative disease that causes you to lose control of basic bodily functions. The disease completely changed Michelle’s view of her own body. “After watching my father lose his ability to do everyday things, and then all things, I gained a new perspective on my body image,” Michelle said. “Instead of seeing rolls of fat that needed to be diminished or jiggly arms, I started thinking about all the amazing things my body...
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8 Jun

Sense8 Fails to Live up to Other Netflix Original Series

 Netflix just launched its new original series, Sense8, but a third of the way into the season, I’m far from impressed. The show follows the stories of eight different characters in eight different cities around the world, all of whom are connected to each other through mysterious hallucinations and random space and time travel. An Icelandic girl finds herself transported from a friend’s apartment in London to an abandoned church in Chicago. A girl in India swears she can hear the clap of thunder on a clear, sunny day, while thousands of miles away, a storm rages at a funeral in Berlin. A Chicago cop is startled by a desperate cry for help on an otherwise peaceful afternoon, while a...
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