empowerment

painting

Hyperrealistic Water Nudes Swim for Female Empowerment

We sat down with American painter Reisha Perlmutter to talk about her new series of paintings.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.16.17
Animation

The Lost 80s Feminist Animation You've Never Seen

In Thatcher-era Britain, Joanna Quin decided film needed more male strippers and female protagonists. The result was 'Girls Night Out.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
4.30.17
50 states of art

After Getting Sober, An Artist Helps Others Recover Through Creativity | #50StatesofArt

Michael Kalmbach never meant to stay in Delaware. But then he got the opportunity to found an organization helping people with behavioral health disorders find empowerment through the arts.
Michael Kalmbach
4.24.17
Fashion

Vibrators and a Girl Gang Fuse Fashion and Feminism at NYFW

Justin Bieber and Bondage-inspired fashions redraw the lines around feminine sexuality in Namilia’s S/S17 line, ‘You’re Just A Toy.’
Eleanor Lambert
9.16.16
Features

Jamelia Has Slayed Piers Morgan Over the Beyonce Album

"Newsflash honey... It wasn't made for you."
Emma Garland
4.27.16
Travel

Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop

We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, jealousy from male peers, and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
Débora Lopes
8.13.15
Music

Destiny Is the Empowering Disco Queen We Need

Upon the release of her new music video, "Soul Train," VICE talked to the artist formerly known as Princess Nokia about her upcoming mixtape, urban feminism, cultural activism, and intellectual spirit.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
7.21.15
so sad today

I'm a Bad Bitch with Shame and Anxiety, OK?

I decided to delve into my shame and anxiety with writer Safy-Hallan Farah, and also ask her some questions about her own shame and anxiety.
So Sad Today
6.11.15
Stuff

Meet the Activist Behind the UK's First Clinic for Women Trying to Reclaim Their Bodies After Being Raped

Years after being raped, Pavan Amara couldn't look in the mirror or bear being touched—even by a doctor. Now, with the NHS, she's set up My Body Back, a clinic for women with the same issues.
Maya Oppenheim
5.29.15
Stuff

On Safety, Fear, and Walking Home Alone at Night as a Woman

I could be attacked when I walk around by myself in the dark. I could be attacked at home, too. So what does it mean to "be safe"?
Megan Koester
4.23.15
Sports

Skateboarding Makes Afghan Girls Feel Free

How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
Kat Lister
1.29.15