The pinup and vintage loving community has prided itself on generally being one that is empowering, supportive and inclusive but over the last year or so, I've started to notice a huge shift in it's original values. I should start by saying that no community will ever get along with no issues or quarrels, that's … Continue reading Is Pinup Culture Toxic?
Online, the way one presents themselves and their identity is fluid which means that users of media, such as Instagram, can create and generate several different versions of themselves (Kendall 1998, Turkle 1999). Turkle described the computer as a means of creating a ‘second self’ (1984), Instagram can be seen as a popular way of … Continue reading Instagram’s Monster; Part 1
Over the last little while, I've been thinking about the way we represent ourselves in both real life and the online realm. The online world is a strange space where you can be whoever you want to be with very few limitations; you can become famous overnight or build an empire. I've been reflecting a … Continue reading The Self and The Selfie
I've discussed on my blog many times before that I suffer from chronic pain; I have Endometriosis and chronic migraines. The other day, I had a friend tell me, "if you're in pain, then just stay home because you just bring everybody down", now at first, it didn't really bother me. It wasn't until a … Continue reading Being the Friend Who is Always in Pain
Now that the dust has settled on another year for Pinup Doll Australia All-Stars, I thought that it's about time I share my experience and discuss the pageant from my perspective. Last time I participated in Pinup Doll Australia, I blogged about the process and turned it into three parts, part 1, part 2 and part … Continue reading Pinup Doll Australia All-Stars 2020