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April 2018

Final Project: Wonder Woman Paper Doll Series

  For my final project, I decided to create a paper doll with a series of outfits. The outfits are meant to be different variations of the Wonder Woman character as a way of keeping the theme of my body… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Dick Tie

  Artist Statement: A Critical Comparison of Fascistic (U.S.) Iconography “Dick Tie” is my artistic statement on the state of American Fascism and heteronationalism. My overarching research interests (in WMST 595 this semester) were American masculinity constructions, looking at their… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Bodylorists of Hampton Roads Instagram

  Check out @bodyloristsofhr to view the full project! With each photo is also a portion of the interview with an important message. You do not have to be a member of Instagram to view this art. To start this… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Girls, Bodies, and Self-Esteem

Within the last semester, we have discussed various ways we use and view our bodies. Whether it be fashion, body image, hair, intersections of race and class, body modification, or masculinity, it all comes back to the what we think… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Colorism Informational Brochure

  The brochures is intended to be in high schools with a decent minority population. Firstly, I chose high schools because I believe that the content  and vocabulary of this brochure may be a bit too much for middle and… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Vanity Sizing and The Jeans Experiment

DT is a graduate student at Old Dominion University’s Institute for the Humanities. He earned his BA in English with an Emphasis in Journalism from Old Dominion. He is most interested with topics relating to sexuality, sex, and gender especially… Continue Reading →

Reflections of Bodylorists

After a semester of discussing the body, WMST 495/595 students were asked what they would tell someone if they could them only one lesson about the body. Here is a sampling of their answers!   You are never alone in… Continue Reading →

Tattoos Redefined

Overview: Tattoos are markings on the body that use pigment in the second layer of skin. There is a variation of kinds of tattoos that people can get ranging from temporary to permanent. People use tattoos for amulets, status, therapy,… Continue Reading →

How Body Modification is Affecting Careers

Mikalah Lake is a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a B.S. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology. Causes that are particularly important to her are women’s rights, environmental awareness, leadership, civic duty, and mental health awareness. After… Continue Reading →

Representation within the LGBTQ Community

Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand… Continue Reading →

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