Our guide to what to read, watch and listen to this week
Read: Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
You may know Florence Given from her insta (@florencegiven) where she posts her illustration designs that address different social issues in her signature font with a splash of color for a real eye grabbing effect. And if you don’t, just note: She is a British-feminist-queer illustrator and social activist. And now best-selling author.
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is Given’s debut book where she explores her own interpretations of feminism, one which is built on a foundation of recognising one’s own privilege, deciphering internal bias, and learning to fall in love with yourself and everything that comes in between. She makes this introduction to feminism accessible for anyone interested in challenging structures of the everyday patriarchal society and defining feminism in their own way.
Watch: Megan Thee Stallion -Body Video
Megan Thee Stallion released the music video for her new song ‘Body’, off her debut album ‘Good News’, which dropped November 20th. The video is full of powerful Black women cameos, including actress Taraji P. Henson and plus size model Tabria Majors.
Directed by Colin Tilley, the video showcases “All body shapes, a lot of strong women doing the damn thing, being confident and owning their bodies and sexuality”, as Megan said in an interview on Youtube Originals ‘RELEASED’ series.
The song itself celebrates body positivity and we get to see Megan Thee Stallion completely own her body through style, twerking, and her rapping in the music video alongside other confident women.
Listen to: The Wardrobe Crisis Podcast
A podcast about sustainability, ethics, social justice, and of course fashion, WARDROBE CRISIS brings creatives, designers, academics, and change-makers on to discuss the big issues in the fashion industry.
Clare Press is a Sydney-based sustainable fashion journalist, author and founder of THE WARDROBE CRISIS, a sustainable fashion platform. She was also the first ever VOGUE Sustainability Editor for Australia, which was an incredibly important role to be created and recognized in international media.
A recent episode is called Disabled People Love Clothes Too and is a conversation with Keah Brown about the fashion industry’s failures of inclusivity. They speak about Brown’s viral hashtag #disabledandcute, her experience on the runway of NYFW, and about how inclusive fashion ignores entire populations of people. This is just one of many inspiring episodes.
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