Reblog all the things from Inequality by Interior Design? Don’t mind if I do! Today’s reblog is a subject near and dear to my heart: androgyny, doing gender, and queer visibility.
Originally posted at Girl W/ Pen
Coco Layne got a haircut. She shaved both sides of her head, but left the top at a length that falls roughly to the bottom of her face. As a feminist fashion, art, and lifestyle blogger, she was quick to recognize the ways that she could subtly re-style her hair and dramatically alter her presentation of gender (here). So, in classic feminist art blogger style, she produced an art project depicting her experience. Coco’s project—“Warpaint”—comes on the heels of several other photographic projects dealing critically with gender: JJ Levine’s series of photographs—“Alone Time”—depicting one person posing as both a man and a woman in a single photograph (digitally altered to include both images); the media frenzy over Casey Legler, a woman who garnered attention, recognition and contracts modeling as a…
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