April 04, 2016
A word from the photographer, Kendall Siewert
This project began because I believe in the power of people’s stories. When I first photographed women and their experiences with their bodies, I received an overwhelming response to do the same with men. I expected to find lots of differences between the projects. But in reality - at the heart of each person I meet and photograph - the same sentiments are...
March 09, 2016
March 01, 2016
Just a few weeks after its official release, Rihanna’s newest reggae-inspired collaboration with Drake off of her new album “Anti” has already made its presence in pop-culture as one of this year’s assured radio hits and club anthems, currently holding down the number 1 spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 list. But this song and the music video that accompanies it are more than a catchy melody and an unoriginal narrative of two...
February 25, 2016
I’m not usually speechless. I’m the type of person who always has a comment or opinion. That’s part of why I wanted to write articles – my friends were tired of hearing me talk. Despite my tendency to never shut up, after attending the Vagina Monologues, I really did not know what to say.
It might have been my amazement with the skill of the actresses. I felt like I was...
February 25, 2016
Please describe your involvement with the Women’s Center and Iris when you were a student.
I don’t know where the Women’s Center is now, but when I was at UVA it was in an old house near campus. I used to hang out there—it had a very inviting and comfortable lounge. I’d go there often because it felt safe. The whole building seemed to generate warmth and hospitality...
December 04, 2015
These photos together comprise a portion of the exhibit Every Body, taken and curated by Iris Magazine intern Kendall Siewert. Each U.Va woman who volunteered for the project was accepted, and the photos you see below represent her vision to the best of the photographer's ability. Every woman wrote their story to accompany their photograph. A note from the photographer: I do not consider myself a photographer or an artist. I am a storyteller. My conviction that every body has a story worth telling, and my desire to somehow share these stories with others is how this...
November 30, 2015
November 09, 2015
All photos taken by Jack Looney.
On October 26 indie-rock band Modest Mouse performed their new album, ...
October 26, 2015
Disclaimer: I am all for women wearing whatever they choose. If you want to wear a traditionally sexy Halloween costume, by all means, please do it. I just want to give other options besides Sexy Cecil the Lion, ya feel?
1. Amy from Trainwreck
Giving a voice to all 20-somethings who...
April 06, 2015
During her first year of college in New York City, H. Marie Williams found herself in quite the predicament. Having been instructed by her professor to write a paper on how people learn information in a storytelling format, she decided to recount her New York City subway experience through poetry. Eventually, the professor returned everyone’s graded papers, but pulled Williams aside into her...
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