Hey SheRas, with 2015 almost wrapped up, let’s look back at the stories that you got most excited about this year…
By far the most inspiring person we featured in 2015 was Dana Vulin, a woman who despite being set on fire and having her whole face reconstructed, remained a human being who knows exactly who she is. Read her incredible story here.
We talk a lot about the female body and body image here at SheRa Mag, but do we agree that there’s also a body image problem for men? Yep, and Uncle Dynamite’s humorous piece encapsulates how our obsession with hairless vaginas/ball sacks hurts us all. Read it here. (His counter piece about the ladies is also spot-on.)
We’re totally behind feminist activist group FEMEN, and this year we were lucky to have the group’s fearless leader, Inna Shevchenko, pen a powerful essay for us on society’s unhealthy views of female bodies. Read it here.
Our readers love TV and body talk, so this post about the the changing portrayals of women’s bodies and sexuality on TV was a real winner. Check it out here.
Whenever there’s an excuse to talk about Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” we take it. Readers got well stuck into this thought-provoking article about the overtly sexual performances by women artists, from Minaj to Katy Perry to (yep) Frozen’s Elsa. Read it here.
Rupi Kaur posting a photo on Instagram—in which a girl (possibly her) lays on a bed with a stain of blood on her crotch—started a shit storm about, well, freedom of speech on social media. Luckily, Kaur won, but the whole fiasco sorely highlighted that menstruation is society’s last taboo.
Just like social media can’t take images of menstruation, it also can’t take female nipples (male nipples are fine though). We steadily reported on the #freethenipple movement throughout the year, but this story of a 17-year-old student standing up for female bare chests particularly struck a chord with our readers.
We asked, you answered. This fun little survey on “whether size matters” brought some not-so-surprising results. Check it out here.
We were really excited to launch Viva’s blog, Fashion Feminista, this year…and her inaugural photo shoot set in the Californian desert was your ultimate favorite. Check it out here.