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Something beautiful happened a week ago: I stopped idolizing white icons and found solace in a cynical character within my own race. For the last four years I've identified closely with Daria Morgendorffer from MTV's cult favorite (and Beavis and Butthead character spin off), Daria; I've also referred to Alanis Morissette as my spirit animal. Thinking about it now actually makes me sick because I realize how hard I was subconsciously trying to fit into the...
Consider the turtleneck: Is there any other item of clothing which manages to reveal so much even as it appears to hold everything back? A woman in a turtleneck is the ultimate power move, allowing her to show off everything that can't really be seen, hiding while also in plain sight. It's a sartorial signifier of restraint, and yet there's an almost unspoken understanding that the whoever's wearing it could unleash just about anything whenever she...