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Weekly newsletter that explores
and celebrates new generation women

Self-Care on the Brink of Destruction

How to know when “healthy” turns “harmful.”


Self-care is essential. But it can easily turn into a reason to mask our emotions or hide from responsibilities. Excuses like “I'll do it tomorrow,” or “this doesn’t count” lead to an escapism that robs our energy over time.

It’s a fine line between health and harm. Skipping parties can be good for one night, but can also lead to a sense of isolation. Stepping away from a project for our mental health may cause even more anxiety about it.

Real self-care is fluid. It can range daily from making informed decisions about medication, planning for our financial future, or simply surrounding ourselves with people who respect us.


Women aren’t the only ones redefining their sense of self. Rosie Matheson’s ongoing photo series and short documentary “Boys” provides an intimate look at modern masculinity from subcultures all over the world. Turns out, grown men do cry.


Old rules remain in play for elite female soccer players, as Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé is finding out. Women still can’t play with men, even though many international cities don’t offer women’s leagues equivalent to mens’. The roots for these restrictions go way back, but Labbé wants to change the game.


Trends attract capitalism, as seen at PornHub’s latest L.A. exhibition show. Sex positivity is in *thankfully.* And with any trend, positive or otherwise, corporations are looking to cash in. The question becomes—who profits more?


Everything is changing in DTLA, and some artists living at The Bendix want nothing less. Insecurity and change inspire art. But what happens when “up and coming” — becomes?


9 surfers might catch their first big break on California’s 50-foot Maverick waves. Big-wave surfing is unpredictable. But that’s something these 9 women are counting on for this season’s Maverick waves in Half Moon Bay.


Neon sheds light on escapism during times of turmoil in the U.S. Neon lights are everywhere and they seem to represent everything from surrealism and hyperreality to escapism, decadence, and decay. Could something so simple really represent so much about how we’re coping with this unprecented time in U.S. history?





GO-TO

An upcoming era of genderless clothing is on display at MOCA. This new exhibit includes 69’s newest denim line featuring inclusive, fluid designs for any person.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK

Rashida Tlaib

This soon-to-be first Muslim-American congresswoman refuses to change who she is in order to succeed, and doesn’t think we should either.

PERFECT 6 SONGS

Our weekly edit of the tunes we can’t stop playing  

Sermon on Desire
Yellow House

Bird (Original Version)
Kelly Lee Owenes, Prins Thomas

Look at Your Hands
Tune-Yards

Blue Mountain Ridge
Vicktor Taiwò

Yesterday
Connie Constance

Shades of Blue
Kelsey Lu

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SPOILER ALERT

Madeline’s Madeline. This portrayal of a bi-racial teenager with mental illness is reinventing the way cinema represents female relationships, growth, and creative expression. It’s messy. It’s wild. It’s unapologetically SHE.

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The Ilia Cucumber Water Stick Solid Toner moisturizes, de-puffs, and refreshes that end-of-summer skin.

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