Date: Saturday 3rd May 2014
Venue: Carlton Kitchen, Carlton kitchen, Canterbury Terrace, South Kilburn NW6 5DX (Closest Station Kilburn park)
OOMK brings you an eclectic lineup of artists and performers for an evening of female creativity and talent in aid of OOMK issue 3!
Performances from producer/musician Rosa Brooks, spoken word artist Amaal Said, Muneera Rashida and Pearls of Islam with more tbc.
Capacity for this one-off event is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. All tickets bought in advance come with a 20% off voucher for OOMK magazine, allowing you to take away a copy of issue no.2 on the night for just £4.
There will also be some fabulous cake-creations from our cupcake friends Kawsar and Meriem along with freshly mixed mocktails and bespoke crafted goods offered up in our mini-bazaar. Djing throughout the night, Lisa busby (Editions of You) will also be selecting mixtapes from her distro collection.
All proceeds go towards printing OOMK issue 3.
Tickets are £8, get them here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oomk-mixtape-fundraiser-evening-tickets-11287289587
blacksaltcollective is the work of Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Grace Rosario Perkins, Anna Luisa Petrisko, and Adee Roberson. Black Salt embodies cultural and contemporary narratives. The work is cultural, but not “cultural” in the anthropological sense of the word, as cultural art is often seen through a Western lens. Black Salt is about contemporary non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere.
photo by @ramdasha
MOST IMPORTANT UGLY
April 25, 2014 July 25, 2014 @ American Two Shot 135 Grand street, NYC
Hello friends and friendly strangers –
If you know me at all, you know I live and breathe both makeup and memories – the stories that lipstick can tell you and the people who wear them help me wake up in the morning. Call it shallow or call it survival. I’d consider it more the latter and it’s the heart of Most Important Ugly.
What exactly should you expect? In essence, it’s a series of 13 portraits that negotiate the sitter’s stories of alienation and presentation, memories and disremembering. In order to sit for their photo to be taken, I asked each muse a series of questions about shame, safety, power, family and beauty. This series of questions is called “Therapy Sessions in Sephora,” a reference to the place where I came up with the questions and the place where the ideas for this project began to unfold.
This project discusses anxiety and queer marginalization, revealing the monsters that are hidden inside of us when we are taught what we are is not enough, or is too much, or that it shouldn’t exist at all. It is a presentation of the resistance of marginalized people and how makeup can bring out the best in you: it’s just that the best is not always what is expected, or the most beautiful, or the most kind. Most Important Ugly tells the story of Monster Culture and the everyday heroes that it breeds. The heroes are my friends in the queer community, my readers, our friends. Nonbinary beauties, trans friends, queer and questioning people we know and love all came together to sit for this project and it is their stories that we have the honor to share in these photographs. Gertrude Stein once wrote: “Give me new face new faces new faces I have seen the old ones.” This is our response to this idea of a beauty culture where we do not belong.
There are 13 portraits in the installation. There will also be a Limited Edition zine (Edition of 100 copies) detailing our process and monster culture, and it will include the original questions asked of each sitter. That way, you can learn what your Most Important Ugly is, too.
Arabelle Sicardi is a fashion and beauty writer & artist with the popular feminist fashion blog, Fashion Pirate. She is on staff at Rookie Magazine, the online teen magazine founded by Tavi Gevinson, and has also contributed to Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Autostraddle, and Lucky. She was most recently profiled in the New York Times for her work in creating communities of SelfEmpowerment and in PAPER Magazine online as a personal style blogger the magazine is obsessed with.
Tayler Smith is a photographer with a focus on fine art portraiture, currently attending her second year at The School of Visual Arts. She was named one of the Frist Museum’s “Young Tennessee Artists” of 2012 and has since contributed to Inconnu Magazine, Motive Magazine, and Autostraddle. This is her first public exhibition.
For contact information, please email Arabelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOS SHOWN ABOVE:
Indigo Nelson, 2014
Melissa Fan, 2013
Tyler Ford, 2013
Hari Nef, 2014
Illuminati Girl Gang 4 is here!!!
Illuminati Girl Gang is a zine that is dedicated to showcasing female perspectives in art and literature.
Includes original poetry, art, and short stories by Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Genevieve Belleveau, Arvida Byström, Ana Carrete, Sarah Cook, Thea Alix De Gubernatis, Kate Durbin, Alicia Eler, Elizabeth Ellen, Mira Gonzalez, Rachel Hyman, Chelsea Hodson, Rosemary Kirton, Caroline Alice Lopez, Laura Marie Marciano, JoAnna Novak, LK Shaw
Edited by Gabby Bess
Cover Image by Amy Worrall
Pre-order a copy here. *Cover image is subject to change.
Water permeable nail polish info update - please read!
DON’T ACTUALLY USE INGLOT FOR THE SAKE OF WATER PERMEABILITY. IT’S NOT VERY EFFECTIVE.
It’s only water vapor permeable, and it’s not at all water permeable when you apply multiple coats, a top coat, or a base coat.
You should use the Tuesday In Love water-permeable brands instead! They’re completely water permeable and come in a whole ton of colors!
Here’s a test that a sister did comparing the Inglot brand and the Tuesday In Love brand on a paper towel so you can see for yourself.
please please please spread this around, I would hate for a lot of sisters to have their prayers invalidated because of something like this.
this retailer sells a halal nail polish. this allows for oxygen and water to go through the nail, which makes it acceptable to wear during prayer. spread the word.
Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day. - source
"Like, u know. The word like is like, seen as something redundant, like the way female coded objects are like, u know, well, the colour pink or u wearing lipstick is seen as something unnecessary, but like, for some people it’s still like pretty enjoyable and it’s not like it’s hurting anyone else really.
And then like, the verb ‘to like’ something online is like, you know, when ur getting that ‘like’, you know what ur social value is in a money-driven society. But like at the same time it’s like based on something pretty positive and like actually some kind of support when like, u know u r liking someone’s selfie. U know, if we like think about ‘liking’ in relationship to selfie haters, well it might not be sellable to like hate on selfies but like, it’s pretty mean. But like yeah.”
♡ Likeable art by Patricia Alvarado, Gabby Bess, Cristine Brache, Arvida Bystöm, Jennifer Chan, Anna Crews, Rosemary Kirton, Mikkeline Sofie Larsson, Maja Malou Lyse, Jillian Mayer, Molly Soda, Camgirlsproject/Vanessa Omoregie, and more! ♡
Gallery will be open between sat 19th - mon 21st April @12.00-18.00
Follow on Instagram @like2bliked
LIKE is curated by Maja Malou Lyse and Arvida Bystöm
Can you see what I see? If you see a Hanecdote original printed on a crappy tshirt without my consent, Im asking all of my followers and supporters to please email email@example.com with the Subject “Hanecdote cares” and CC in firstname.lastname@example.org, expressing your concern about the situation. Below are other Primark social media sites, feel free to let them know that theyre taking advantage of a struggling young artist. Its no secret Ive struggled with mental health and your support through Hanecdote has helped me in so many ways. They will not turn me into a Prozac Princess (dont try and steal that idea, Primark!)
Please include @hanecdote or #hanecdote and thank you so much for all your past and future support.
Girls Get Busy #21 is finally finished and available for free online HERE
NOW IN COLOUR
Featuring: Patricia Alvarado, Hiba Argane, Darcie Blake, Naana Bodomo, Leslie Boroczk, Cristine Brache, Alyse Burnside, Katrina Cervoni, Samantha Conlon, Sammie Concilio, Zie Darling, Erin Dorney, Nora Drew, Azia Egbe, Malu Engel, Femtyechrome, Cecilia Ferraro, Georgia Grace Gibson, Dafy Hagai, S. Nicole Lane, Daisy Lafarge, Gena LeBlanc, Sonia Lopez, Laura Maw, Alanna McArdle, Katherine McBride, Rivers Henry McKenzie, Claire Milbrath, Beth Milner, Szilvia Molnar, Madeleine Moriarty, Jo Pink, Christina Poku, Livia Roscioli, Beth Siveyer, Cheyenne Sophia, Pamela Loredo Sustaita, Barbora Togel, Katerina P. Trichia, Ebonni Watford
Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that supports female-identified artists, writers and musicians. Curated by Beth Siveyer
Cover artwork by Patricia Alvarado
From May 8th - June 7th 2014, Soma Contemporary Gallery Waterford will present Bunny Collective: The Young Girl’s Gaze.
This exhibition will explore how young women exist online, and how the internet can be harnessed as a mode of self-expression. Through a variety of mediums including installation, video and photography, the work on display will investigate the ways in which new internet platforms have impacted on female identity, and in turn what it means to present yourself on-line as a female.
Bunny Collective are an all-female art collective originally formed at the Crawford College of Art and Design in September 2013. Since their formation, they have expanded to include a number of UK-based artists and have attracted international interest, including interviews with Dazed and Confused, and Brooklyn-based zine, The Le Sigh.
Bunny Collective: The Young Girl’s Gaze will feature work from a number of emerging artists based in Cork and London. Their work will engage with themes such as identity construction online and alter egos; consumerism; the body as capital; fragmentation of self; teenage obsession; and how the internet can provide a positive alternative to male-dominated areas of artistic tradition. French collective Tiqqun’s seminal text, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl will offer an important theoretical framework for how each of the artists will approach these issues.