So, if you happen to be in New York this week you should take the time and go to see The Lesbian Love Octogon, a musical, currently housed at the Krain theater.
I had the pleasure of giggling and belly laughing at this poignant and well performed show last Saturday night. The plot revolves around a group of lesbian women living on the lower east side in the ’90s. The music and lyrics are quippy and hilarious — ditties like “dyke drama and tofu scramble.” And the message the audience is left with is an increasingly valid notion – we are more than the theory that has been written about our identities.
If you don’t take my word for it check out this Time Out review.
It is also worth mentioning that the fabulous Viri Lieberman has been documenting this musical comedy’s trip too off off Broadway — so if you go there’s a chance you might spot her! Check out her promo on indie gogo.
About Face – a body-positivity activism group protested in front of Victoria Secret this weekend. You can read about their protest here I love it when people take action against the powers that oppress them, particularly when their action speaks volumes to a public that might not even realize how they are being oppressed. That’s … Continue reading
How would our tales of the past be different if it was told from women’s perspectives?
Huffington Post is having a good Day as far as I’m concerned – this article covers a new tumblr Smile, Sizest! This site allows you to take a picture of someone who is being obviously rude and cruel to another person because of their fat — or possibly fat body.
While I hate the term ‘plus-size’ because it instinctually implies larger than ‘normal’ – I love that the Huffington Post published and advertised (via an emailed mailer) and article entitled “Best Plus Size Models: Who is Dominating the Industry Right Now” and I love that they included some models who are ‘genuinely’ fitted to larger clothes – versus the more traditional larger sized model who is anyone over a size 6.
It’s also worth noting that two of the mentioned models are on the cover of French Elle and Quebec Elle: Justine LeGault and Tara Lynn. Bravo Elle! How about some of this body positivity on US magazine Covers. That said, there is a part of me that wonders what impact magazines still have. Do any of you regularly read magazines or has our western media guzzling culture become completely reliant information derived from the internet and other high-tech sources?
Either way – check out the Huffington Post article – I smiled.