Clothes: A post inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes

(Me, snapped by my partner) Women in Clothes is a collection of stories, musings, and memories, about how clothes shape women’s lives and views of the world, and it also includes lovely photographic taxonomies of women’s personal clothing and accessory collections. Inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes, I … Continue reading Clothes: A post inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes

💖 Women Who Draw: an open directory of female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists created by two women artists, Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton, in an effort to increase visibility of women, women of color, LBTQ , trans, and gender non-conforming artists in all fields. via Women Who Draw — Discover Also (from their website): http://cartoonistsofcolor.com/ http://queercartoonists.com/

On collecting books, and how objects can haunt us and piece us together

I have been a collector for a very long time, taking pleasure in the way objects are arranged around me in the various rooms of houses and apartments where I lived. When I was a kid, I would intricately arrange objects along the shelves and ledges of my bedroom and curate new arrangements every few … Continue reading On collecting books, and how objects can haunt us and piece us together

Exploring Pop Culture Themes in City Treaty, A Poem by Indigenous Poet, Playwright, Author, and Visual Artist Marvin Francis

The following is a review and thematic analysis of the poetry narrative City Treaty by Marvin Francis, an Indigenous poet, playwright, author, and visual artist who was based in Winnipeg, MB until his death in 2005 from cancer. This essay is adapted from Indigenous Literature coursework at the University of Winnipeg. In City Treaty Marvin … Continue reading Exploring Pop Culture Themes in City Treaty, A Poem by Indigenous Poet, Playwright, Author, and Visual Artist Marvin Francis

Understanding Sianne Ngai’s “The Cuteness of the Avant-Garde”

I am very much interested in the idea of “cuteness” within contemporary culture; how it can be played with by artists to provoke and question ideologies of femininity and masculinity and innocence and childhood, and how it can be understood as a social construct, which is why I was excited to come across Sianne Ngai’s … Continue reading Understanding Sianne Ngai’s “The Cuteness of the Avant-Garde”