links of the month: march.

Mar 10, 2016

Every March, the world celebrates International Women's Day, which took place a few days ago. Across the internet, the majority of posts, tweets and articles I saw were women-positive: the world shared stories about the women they admired, the women in their life, and the women who do incredible things everyday. There were, of course, the people who had the opposite message to send, but I saw much less of the latter attitude. So for this month's set of links, I chose pieces that reflect the positivity of our day, and stories that serve as equally inspirational and motivational. In concurrence to this are the men who do incredible things everyday, as shown in the New York Times' publicized piece on Hollywood – and the difficulties of being in an industry when you're not a "straight white male". This was one of my favourite reads this month, though it's hard to pick just one out of the following links.

Cool Women to Know on International Women's Day
Broadly, an offshoot of Vice Media, is a female-centric website, so naturally their Women's Day coverage was strong. In this list, they feature women who all of us should recognize; some of whom are well-known, and some who are less so. From activists to actresses, they covered every niche possible and proudly portrayed the women who are flourishing in each one.

What It's Really Like to Work in Hollywood
The aforementioned article drew widespread commentary and praise. In this piece, 27 industry-insiders share their experiences with racism, sexism, and the inherent discrimination they faced and continuously deal with in their past and present careers. A series of condensed interviews shed light on such issues, and as they were published right before the Oscars, it's safe to say this was timely. From my favorite actress Priyanka Chopra to the universally-loved Mindy Kaling, this piece is told with the determination and power each of its interviewees have.

The Disrupters Revolutionizing Art
Similar to the NY Times article, Vanity Fair shares the "Disrupters" – a group of people using forward-thinking, cutting-edge mentalities to make their way through the world of art and provoke new schools of thought. Amongst the many featured artists are a filmmaker whose latest movie is shot solely on the iPhone, an endless batch of entrepreneurs, and Kendall Jenner.

Indian Women Changing Diversity in Fashion
In this editorial and interview, Teen Vogue features two gorgeous Indian models – seen in the photo above, left – who are making waves in both the Western and Indian fashion scenes. The piece also points out how Indian women are becoming increasingly well-recognised in the international industry, which is a point of immense pride.

Female Filmmaker's Second, Eye-opening Oscar
"This is what happens when determined women get together," said documentary-filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She won her second Oscar for 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness', a film exposing the world of honor killings in the director's hometown, Pakistan. While I have yet to watch this film, this beautiful interview in Vogue made me want to watch it even more.

Reformation's Collection Calls for Summer
On the lightest note, here's a collection for women everywhere. Reformation created clothes in a simple-summer fabric, linen, in a series that balances loose and form-fitting silhouettes. Perfect in time for Spring, and any vacation that may be right around the corner.

– M 

1 comment

  1. I lovee the outfit on the right


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