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.
└ Read article • Medium • 6 min read
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.
└ Read article • Sleek • 2 min read
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.
└ Read article • Wired UK • 9 min read
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?
└ Read article • Garage • 4 min read
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?
└ Read article • LA Mag • 10 min read
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.
└ Read article • The California Sunday Magazine • 5 min read
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?
└ Read article • i-D • 7 min read