This is not art

I wanted the models to be active participants in the shoot, to make decisions, to dictate their own boundaries, and to communicate that to the viewer. I felt this would equalize the disparate gender dynamic, taking power away from the photographer and the viewer and giving it to the person being photographed. Women can and should be proud of their sexuality, and I actively try to portray them in a way that shows they are the ones driving the ship.

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Burning Down the Coup

With all the advancement in communication and dissemination of information, why are there fewer women in the forefront of emceeing than in the 80’s? Why is it deemed an anomaly when women write bars? Why are there such things as “female showcases” or “female mixtapes” instead of a focus on an equal split between men and women? And to me, most importantly, why is it still that there are only certain types of women in hip-hop that have notoriety?

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Pop Up for Equal Pay

The inaugural shop in Pittsburgh was aptly named 76<100 to mirror Pennsylvania’s specific gendered pay disparity where on average women earn just 76% of what men earn for the same work. Each item in the store was tagged with two prices, one at the full retail price for shoppers identifying as men, and the other at 76% of the retail value for those identifying as women.

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NYC Dyke March

"There are much larger issues besides marriage equality that need to be dealt with. Our trans folks, gender non-conforming folks, LGBTQ people of color and immigrants, and others, are marginalized not only by hetero-normative society but also by a community they supposedly belong to."

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