15 Powerful Illustrations That Prove Bold Is Beautiful

Maria Uve’s Instagram is an account that I shamelessly admit to stalking regularly. I was introduced to her art as part of the Uncover project, and I’ve been glued to it since. See, Maria’s art speaks to the sometimes angry, sometimes misunderstood, liberal 20-something. Her art is raw, and one of the most honest things I’ve come across on the internet. Which makes sense, because as she says, “For me the inspiration are my own feelings, I use art (including illustration and text both of equal value, since they complement each other) to express to the world my hopes. I…Continue Reading

21 Powerful Affirmations That Will Connect You To Your BEST Self

“An affirmation is a phrase that reinforces positive beliefs or behaviors. The best ones are a statement of what we want and are phrased in the present moment” – Gala Darling, Radical Self Love The words we speak create our reality, so said some great human some long, long time ago. And what they said, in my experience, is truly bang on! It is not only the words we tell each other, but the words we tell ourselves that determine the quality of our lives. If you’re someone who is too hard on yourself, use kinder words in your self-talk.…Continue Reading

The Journey Of The Hijab From A Customary Garb To A Fashion Statement

The Hijab or the ‘headscarf’ donned by Muslim women across several countries is an enduring symbol of cultural and political revolution. A reflection of status, statement and religious sentiment, the evolution of the Hijab from a socio-culturally charged garb to a fashion accessory is an interesting account. Donning headscarves has been an important clothing ritual across various cultures and communities, and this interestingly dates back to the B.C. era. Ancient Greek, Roman, Persian and Byzantine societies adhered to the practice of ‘veiling’ and also used it as measure of social rank. According to a 13th Century B.C. Assyrian text, only…Continue Reading

This Energetic Nike Ad Is Everything You Need To Get Started With Your Fitness Regime, I Promise

If you like high intensity workouts, and bass-heavy music is your jam, here’s what you need to have on your playlist on loop! Nike’s latest ‘Da Da Ding’ campaign is one heck of an energy boost. Featuring Indian national footballer Jyoti Ann Burrett, field hockey player Rani Rampal and cricketers Smriti Mandana, Shubhalakshmi Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur along with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, the message is loud, simple and clear: Just Do It! While the song by Genera8ion featuring Gizzle is kickass in itself, the video itself is extremely well choreographed and makes you want to put them running shoes…Continue Reading