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Show Review

Stepping In: Beth Gill’s Pitkin Grove at the Joyce Theater

By PHILO COHEN


Show Review

Image reborn: a review of Carmen Winant's "My Birth" at the MoMA

By SUBHASHREE RATH


In the Works

A Baby Is Born

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI


My Write

Why Is Everyone Reading Lolita?

By GINA PIERSANTI

We asked Speciwomen's truest friend about her take on the amount of photographs we've been witnessing all over social media this summer documenting the cover of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov on a beach towel, a brunch table or an unmade bed. Piersanti gives a clever response reflecting on modern trends and her freshmen English classes.


Show Review

Zoe Leonard's Survey at the Whitney of American Art

By OLIVIA HART-KOBEL

Leonard’s message reminds us that America was never great. None of these issues are new, but merely more visible to those who had previously chosen to not see them.


In the Works

Dear Chris Kraus

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI

Bi-weekly In The Works writer Priyanka Voruganti is back with an ode to American bestseller author and filmmaker Chris Kraus.


Show Review

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at Brooklyn Museum

By PHILO COHEN

As I reread my notes from last Thursday’s visit to the Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 show at the Brooklyn Museum, I slowly slip into the skin of the woman I was before entering the first room of the exhibition. I try to remember, what were my hopes like? How did I think of the world? And how many women do I still need to know about?


My Write

Shiori Ito: Why I Speak Up

By PHILO COHEN

Shiori Ito is the first woman to speak up about rape in Japan. Last year, she broke the silence of a layered taboo and is now fighting for her rights and the ones of victims in Japan. Report of a conference with Ito upon her evolution, her beliefs and how she stands up against the corrupted societal pressure in Japan.


The Shape Of A Woman

Her Reflection

By BELLA CROTTI

There is a vicious cycle we go through as women, actually, I think it is a cycle gone through by humans so this one is for my boys too. Even the strongest, most intelligent, and freaking badass people I know fall into this cycle. A cycle of self-hate. 


In The Works

The American Wilderness

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI


The Shape Of A Woman

Her Branches 

By BELLA CROTTI

 I have yet to find a force more powerful than that of a healthy and stimulating female relationship. While these relationships can often feel few and far between, there is one that requires little effort but provides a lifetime of unwavering love and support. If you are so lucky to have this relationship you already know who I am talking about, your sister. 


My Write

Wetlands: The Filthiest Movie of All Time

By LILY LEVY-EPSTEIN Photography RUBY ROSE


In The Works

The Innards of Absurdity

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI


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In The Works

Hotel Pool, 2PM

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI

"I'm eight, and I'm swimming in a pool. I'm in Georgia. I'm alone. My dad is somewhere doing work, and my brother is at the other end of the abyss. I'm kicking my legs. The other eight-year old girls are kicking their legs. I can kick like them, but something is always off."


The Shape Of A Woman

Her Roots - Interview of Micaela Diamond

By BELLA CROTTI

Micaela Diamond is a fiercely passionate and talented eighteen year old actress based in New York City. Micaela came into my life in a whirlwind, the way she seems to do everything. This captivating young woman became my best friend slowly and then all at once and has been enriching my life ever since. One of the first things I learned about Micaela had to do with the uncensored and unique relationship she had with her mother, Karen. I sat down with Micaela and made her tell me all about the fairytale relationship between her and her mother and how it has shaped the woman she has become. Once upon a time… 


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My Write

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By MARIAH WHITTSEY

A poem upon creative process.


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In The Works

The Absurd of Absurdity

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI

"The lady is sitting down, holding a pen. A piece of blank paper is in front of her. She fiddles with the instrument. She breathes, and she writes. What is soon to come is Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex"


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My Write

Earth as Feminine

By ELLEN GRACE Illustration PHILO COHEN

"All social issues are interconnected. This piece explores the impacts of the feminine connection to the earth and global warming in relation to women."


In The Works

Seetha's Story

By PRIYANKA VORUGANTI Photography MELISSA NELSON

In this column, 15-year old Priyanka Voruganti explores her identity as a young feminist, an artist, and a POC through a combination of fiction, poetry, and personal essay pieces. She hopes to deliver the experiences of a young girl "in the works" of developing a perceptive eye on the world around her.


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The Politics of Being a Muse

Introduction

By HANNAH GOTTLIEB-GRAHAM

In this series, Hannah Gottlieb-Graham aims to confront the complications of being a muse - what it means for a woman to be documented by a man in the traditional, heterosexual, art historical sense, as well as how the idea is shifting today.


Columns

 Weekly  Show Review  by SPECIWOMEN  Writers from all over the world review shows that are happening or happened in their cities.

Weekly

Show Review

by SPECIWOMEN

Writers from all over the world review shows that are happening or happened in their cities.

 Bi-weekly  The Shape Of A Woman  By BELLA CROTTI  "In a society filled with poor depictions of women, I aim to test the reality of female relationships. Whether it be negatively or positively, all women, or people for that matter, have been impacted in some way by the presence of a woman, or lack thereof, in their life..."

Bi-weekly

The Shape Of A Woman

By BELLA CROTTI

"In a society filled with poor depictions of women, I aim to test the reality of female relationships. Whether it be negatively or positively, all women, or people for that matter, have been impacted in some way by the presence of a woman, or lack thereof, in their life..."

 Bi-weekly  In The Works  by PRIYANKI VORUGANTI  In this column, 15-year old Priyanka Voruganti explores her identity as a young feminist, an artist, and a POC through a combination of fiction, poetry, and personal essay pieces. She hopes to deliver the experiences of a young girl "in the works" of developing a perceptive eye on the world around her.

Bi-weekly

In The Works

by PRIYANKI VORUGANTI

In this column, 15-year old Priyanka Voruganti explores her identity as a young feminist, an artist, and a POC through a combination of fiction, poetry, and personal essay pieces. She hopes to deliver the experiences of a young girl "in the works" of developing a perceptive eye on the world around her.