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.
Dive into this gorgeous photo essay by Isabella Dias, inspired by colorful 90’s girl power and goddess energy.
While it has been nearly 20 years since Fiorucci’s signature cherubs last dominated Seventeen magazine, it has been far longer since the pop art ad campaigns that made the Italian designer a cultural icon. A father of the 1970s and 80s disco, glamour, and sexuality, Elio Fiorucci influenced creatives worldwide through his signature mash-up of fashion, art, and music.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Television’s Marquee Moon, Modern Girls brings you the original track-listing as viewed through Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays.
“Souls of the Summer of ’76” is photographer T’Shauna Henry’s first series using film and a DSLR camera. In it, she captures the spirit of the 70’s with a knack for fashion, funk, and flare.