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Final Project: Artistic Collage of Media Representation

  The thematic topic that I choose for the semester was fashion in fiction, focusing in the fictional areas of literature, television, and cinema and the roles they play regarding the expression of one’s gender and sexuality.  Because of this… 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: Photographic Journey of Black Lesbians

  Tanesha Blake is a student in WMST 495, “Gender, Fashion, and the Body.”

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 →

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 →

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner-Trixie Mattel’s Performance of Identity

Figure 1. Trixie Mattel accepting the winning title of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on Vh1 (2018). On March 15, 2018, the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 aired on Vh1, announcing Trixie Mattel as the winner and… Continue Reading →

RuPaul’s Aesthetics

  “I’m a marketing genius! I marketed…subversive drag to one-hundred million muthaf—as in the world!”—RuPaul Andre Charles.[1] RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag queen entertainer, Emmy award-winning game show host, and an acclaimed actor and singer who has been… Continue Reading →

The Body and Human Services

  In the Human Services field our primary method of work would be advocating for others. Whether it’s through connecting clients with resources or talking to someone on the client’s behalf, a good chunk of the work involves communicating. With… Continue Reading →

Sexual Beings of Hampton Roads

Do you love the style of Humans of New York? Check out this awesome project on sexuality and how it is experienced by individuals in the Hampton Roads area! Mikalah worked on this as a final project for a course… Continue Reading →

Can You Find The Perfect Body?

In Chapter 6 of Sarah Grogan’s text, Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, the author attempts to, as the end of the chapter summarizes, “review data from a variety of sources looking at the mediating effects… Continue Reading →

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