Toying with Toy Cameras: Holga 135

Last fall I unearthed a Holga 135 at the flea market. For those not familiar with Holga line, Holga was a line of plastic cameras from China introduced in the 1980s and discontinued in 2015. Created to make film cameras more affordable and accessible, but became famous for their lo-fi aesthetics, light leaks, and ability […]

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Fair Trade Product Review: Alaffia Everyday Coconut Cleansing Face Wash

I generally don’t believe in making new year’s resolutions, since they are often so easily broken and hinder making actual change. However, this year I decided that I had some long term lifestyle changes that I wanted to make regarding both our environment and how laborers are treated. After stumbling across a book called The […]

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Comfort and Safety Tips for Nasty Women

  This afternoon I had a session with my therapist. We took a break from our usual topics and methods to talk about the fear I have been experiencing after the election results came in. My fears as a woman, my fears for my friends who have survived sexual assault and think that nobody will […]

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Playlist: Rainy Days & Mondays

  Sometimes when I’m making playlists, I have a little game I like to play. I pick a song with a title that I like, and I make a playlist reflecting the atmosphere and mood the title evokes without using that initial track. Possibly some time after watching Todd Haynes’ Karen Carpenter biopic, Superstar, Rainy […]

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Guitars and Sharps and Flats: Josie and the Pussycats Mini Mood Boards

A while back I shared a few mini mood boards featuring some of my favorite ladies from Archie Comics. This week, I’m back with more Riverdale women, specifically the three rockin’ ladies from Josie and the Pussycats. The Pussycats started appearing in comics in 1963, although they are probably best known for their Hanna-Barbera Saturday […]

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Bathing Beauties: A Guide to Treating Yourself and Self Care

I love being feminine. While on one hand I realize that society has conditioned me to say that pink is my favorite color, to be concerned about my appearance, and to be invested in the ideas and aesthetics of romance, these are all things I can enjoy while acknowledging their problems. Being feminine does not […]

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Mini Mood Boards: Archie Comics

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been kind ofย obsessed with Archie Comics lately. I love how older issues are perfect time capsules of the decades they were published in, especially in terms of Betty and Veronica’s fashion choices. I also love how groundbreaking the franchise has been in terms of LGBTQ representation. Not only were we […]

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