“Lindsay Rico and I met up on a freezing Sunday morning at a studio space on the top floor of the Williamsburg library. She told me to bring the wings.”
Ana Mendieta’s work is as intimate as it is universal. Through the Havana-born visual artist’s oeuvre, she uses her body as a tool to “return to the maternal source” – the nature where we come from, where we are buried. In a personal essay on what it means to be Cuban, to inhabit a body and a space on this soil, to find the home that evades us, we reflect on the life of a voice taken from us too soon.
Everyone loves an antiheroine, don’t they? It’s Modern Movie Night and we’re celebrating our favorite cinematic bad girls with a list of films that – despite all their moral ambiguity – will make you say “damn, She Did That” every time.
It goes without saying that RuPaul’s Drag Race has given an important platform to the drag community. In a recent interview with the Guardian, RuPaul made it very clear that he does not see the show as a space for “bio queens”, cisgender women or trans women. We need to support the trans community, the gender non conforming community, and the drag community as a whole.
2017 gave us a multitude of incredible music videos, from Kelela’s “LMK” to N.E.R.D & Rihanna’s “Lemon”. Here, Modern Girls share some of their favorites. Just sit back, relax, and press play.
Need some fall film recs? Of course you do. If you’re a fall enthusiast, or just simply craving a good movie, turn down the lights, light some autumn-scented candles, grab a blanket, and press play on these picks by Chaia.
Photographer Jolie Price takes us on a saturated, flower-studded journey into the crux of self-love and what it means to be human.