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The Body as a Trend

Throughout the last 120 years or so, the rising popularity of media in America has allowed its citizens to meticulously track a trend that directly correlates to the lifestyle health, diet culture and exercise popularity of women, despite such being… Continue Reading →

Non-Binary Fashion

The Collins dictionary defines the nonbinary as “relating to a gender or sexual identity that does not belong to the binary categories of male or female, heterosexual or homosexual.” Non-binary fashion is the fashion of the nonbinary but not limited to the nonbinary individuals. Non-Binary Fashion is the art of dressing… Continue Reading →

Final Project: The Power of Makeup

My research for this semester has been an exploration of makeup, the beauty industry/community, and stigmas attached to makeup and those who wear it. For my final project, I delved into The Power of Makeup, a tutorial turned challenge created… Continue Reading →

Gothic Fashion

The gothic subculture is a fairly new subculture in which its members dress in dark, dramatic clothing with pale skin, and dark hair and makeup. This style of dress was inspired by early horror novels and films and has roots… Continue Reading →

Bodies and Education

“Teaching is the profession that creates all other professions” – Unknown. In my humble, and probably completely biased opinion, teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. It gives students the knowledge and foundation for them to… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Bisexual Men and Fashion Claymation

  For my project I created a video about a topic many bisexuals can relate to, which is how to present oneself in public. In the video, Ben, my protagonist, is getting ready to go to a gay club. It… 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 →

Fashion Industry Funds Body Image Problems

  The fashion industry is an industry that is growing and changing all the time. Fashion is a way of expressing who you are throughout clothes and is considered a type of art form. Even if you don’t know a… Continue Reading →

Sizing Rebels

  Vanity sizing is an idea that has become the industry norm. It is the idea that the smaller the clothing number without corresponding to actual body sizes leads to higher body positivity. An idea that had the best intentions… Continue Reading →

Hidden Numbers: The History of Women’s Clothing Sizes in the U.S.

Table of Contents Intro This history of clothing sizing The history of modern clothing sizing Vanity Sizing Alternative Sizes Chart Other Resources   INTRO: Since the beginning of clothing history all garments were handmade. This was until the Industrial Revolution… Continue Reading →

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