American photographer and artist Cindy Sherman established her decades-long career by focusing her work on a very specific person—herself. In her self-portraits, Sherman makes statements about popular constructs of female identity.
Ida Rolf was a biochemist and the inventor of Structural Integration, a form of soft tissue manipulation that aligns the body with the forces of gravity.
French-American figure skater Surya Bonaly repeatedly defied the norms of body and race in the sport. She not only mastered the backflip, she’s the only figure skater, male or female, to land the flip on one blade.
Molecular biologist and University of California, San Francisco professor Elizabeth Blackburn’s groundbreaking study of cell division shed light on the aging process, and earned her a Nobel Prize in 2009.
Does my experience of a thing have distinct characteristics, does it tap an essence universally understood? The taste of red wine, that is a typical example of qualia. What is the taste of red wine?
In the 1980s, my girlfriend and I had stumbled upon an old farmstead, and soon we left Brooklyn with plans for making use of the thirty acres around our new home. We were vegetarians, and in short time the garden was vast.
With her partner Riccardo Cocchi, Yulia Zagoruychenko is the current world champion in the Latin style of professional ballroom dance: a title won from years of intense training, competing, and performing show dances …
As a teenager, I had a few breakouts here and there around my period, but nothing that couldn’t be treated overnight. My skin was more or less a perfect canvas with a few freckles.
The internet is a vast resource, one that can enlighten and educate us. But for victims of nonconsensual pornography, it can be a murky pool, in which lurk painful reminders of a violation that only takes a Google search to uncover.
Last November, in the rugged west of Tasmania, 14 dancers from around Australia converged to participate in “Body Landscape,” an experiment facilitated by Dutch choreographer Frank Van De Ven.
Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, also known as Hottentot Venus, was one of two African women exhibited at freak shows throughout Europe during the early 1800s.
Lois Roma-Deeley is the author of three collections of poetry: “Rules of Hunger” (2004), ”northSight” (2006), and “High Notes” (2010)—a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist.
Writer and photographer Jennah Ferrer-Foronda describes the “thrive instinct” she developed after being hit by a mysterious autoimmune disease. Her story is one of resilience through art, beauty, and wonder.
Sometime after my 11th birthday, a warm breeze blew through my room and turned everything in my life to sex.
When I was a child my thick hair was a stunner. As the daughter of a dark Latin man and a blonde Eastern European woman, I hit the genetic jackpot.