Arts + Culture

Dear Patriarchy: Watch Out. Yours sincerely, Women of 2018.

I’m calling it early; 2018 is the year of the woman. Only days in and we’ve already seen a tremendous display of solidarity, bravery, strength and inspiration from leading feminist figures. In case you missed it, this year’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony was a lot more politically charged than usual. Oprah delivered a powerful speech on the gender and racial discrimination rampant in the industry. Natalie Portman called out the lack of female representation in the nominees for best director. And a majority of the women attending the event wore...

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Grace (and A Few Good Men)

Grace Under Fire’s point of difference is that it doesn’t talk about sexual harassment in abstract terms. Its attention to smaller everyday instances, recognising these microaggressions as important, stimulates necessary conversations and reflection.

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Frances Cannon: “it was so freeing when I discovered feminism and opened my mind.”

Artists like Frances Cannon are a balm to all the negativity directed towards our bodies every day. Her Instagram feed is both a visual feast and an lesson in how to be human. Fleshy, rounded figures feature throughout her work, each exhorting you to love yourself and your friends, but above all, be authentic. In a space awash with image filters and affectations of casualness that is hard to separate from the pages of wanky lifestyle magazine, Frances' work is a generous breath of fresh air. "I’ve always used art as a...

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