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Lovely Links: 12/16/16

Weekly Kitty:

So FLEXIBLE.

Carcel is a sustainable brand designed in Copenhagen and made by incarcerated women. In this Vice article, founder Veronica D’Souza explains how the initiative helps break the cycle of poverty that leads to high female incarceration rates.

anOther speaks to renowned hair artist Cyndia Harvey about “This Hair Of Mine,” a film that celebrates black hair and its heritage.

This fair trade + organic wrap/ballerina sweater looks equally comfy and versatile.

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Lovely Links: 12/9/16

Weekly Kitty:

Simon, mid-groom.

Bianca looks cozy and chic in her ruana and turtleneck dress.

Over on Rewire, I rounded up some sustainable style resources – including some great local brands and stores – just in time for holiday shopping season!

“…is a woman who wears a corset today, whether following the trends of fashion or the further down-market effects of the Kardashians’ “waist trainers,” restricted, or freed? Conforming to a masculine ideal of femininity, or experimenting with her own perception of self and sexuality? It’s interesting that the corset, with all its historical baggage, is re-emerging now when women’s roles are more malleable, changeable and challenged than ever. Can a corset be feminist?

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Lovely Links: 12/2/16

If you’ve been waiting for me to say something about the U.S. election, here it is: I don’t know what to say. I also don’t know what to do. In a time when unity and acceptance are more important than ever, I see angry people yelling at each other about doing ally-ship wrong. In a time when many are struggling to listen and help and be supportive, I am reading frustrated backlash over misguided, useless, or hollow actions. In a time when any gesture of solidarity should be welcomed, I’ve seen more vehement privilege call-outs than ever before. And as a deeply privileged person – white, cis, able-bodied, more – I feel completely frozen. Useless. Fully aware that those call-outs have merit and register important views, but also aware that my desire to do what’s most right and most helpful means that I cannot find any statement to make or action to take that someone somewhere hasn’t already deemed inadequate, insulting, or downright counterproductive. Maybe I’m reading the wrong websites or listening to the wrong radio stations, but I feel like much of the current post-election rhetoric is corrective instead of collaborative.

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