In 1980, photographer Anita Corbin decided to turn her lens on the young women of UK subcultures. Over the next two years, rockabillies, mods, goths, rude girls, skinheads, rastas and more posed for Corbin and opened up about what it was like to be a young woman navigating an alt scene, and the importance of female friendships. 

I have chosen to focus on girls, not because the boys (where present) were any less stylish, but because girls in “subcultures” have been largely ignored or when referred to, only as male appendages.” -Anita Corbin, photographer, “Visible Girls”

Listen to our interview with Corbin and learn what happened when Corbin and her portrait subjects reunited earlier this year.

Are you a woman in a subculture? Do you feel welcome? What role do female friendships play in your scene of choice?

What Harajuku Girls Look Like These Days

New video about modern Japanese decora fashion by Refinery29! We helped to connect the producers with the Harajuku kids for this video. I’m very happy that they treat the subculture - and the people in it - with respect. We never know how things will turn out when we connect foreign media to Harajuku subcultures, but this one is well done. Please check out the video!

It’s summer. The heat is unbearable. We’re nowhere near fall. Now is a good time to bake bat shaped cookies!

Some little recipes:

Feel free to add your own yummy links!
10 Black Punk Bands You Need To Listen To
Punk's not dead, and these 10 black punk bands from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Mozambique and more show it.

“Black punks stand out like a sore throat and their presence can be questioned. In reality, they’ve been present from punk’s heyday with artists like Bad Brains, National Wake and Poly Styrene making history.

Black punks, if anything, are some of the last vanguards of a punk movement that’s been co-opted by the mainstream. They fight two battles: to create their own space inside their punk communities, as well as inside black culture.

Black punks have to reconcile these cultures, and are thus more authentic, rebellious, bold and not afraid to be involved politically.

Punk’s not dead, and these 10 black punk bands show it.”