Ever since I was a child, I’ve been called a cry-baby. And for the longest time, I thought it was an insult. But I’ve come to appreciate my sensitive side. Now, whenever I feel like crying, I give in to the tears, the self-pity and those irrational emotions, but I no longer feel ashamed.
Society is wonderfully diverse. That fact won’t come as much of a surprise to anyone walking the streets of Berlin or another big city. And yet, diversity and inclusion are often not discussed and represented in the fashion industry. Distorted and misguided beauty ideals continue to dominate. But there’s hope in sight. Over the last season in particular, more fashion brands than ever before have begun to focus on diversity in their lookbooks and campaigns. Here, we present five great fashion brands that celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Today is International Women’s Day. Since 1921 this day has commemorated the struggle for equal rights but is also used to take stock of the current state of things. Social media today is full of these topics. It’s a trend on the self-representation platform Instagram too–#womensday. So it’s time to think how presentation and competition for recognition are compatible with emancipation and a strong female image.
There are many inspiring women in life – from your everyday heroines to political fighters to historical celebrities – and all of them have one thing in common: advocating for women’s rights and emancipation. Their lives and work are a driving force and inform our societies. And naturally, such inspirational women make fascinating characters in graphic novels. We’ve collected some of the genre’s best examples of stories about wonderful women.
The Me-Month at O Diaries is almost over, but to celebrate self-love in the other months as well, here comes a universal Me-Guide that you can play again and again. Our author Edith Löhle has invited Consciousness Coach Alexandra Lia on the Blue Couch of the O Talk. With the help of meditation and simple life hacks she shows us how we come into our feminine power in everyday life – and how we stay. Yaaaaas, girls.
Ruby Stevenson is a “Sex Educator”, she loves to be naked which is great. And she is an inspiration – especially when it comes to self-love. In our interview, this beautiful girl gives wise advice and great tips on how to be a little more like Ruby…
We’ve all heard it, whether from our own lips or those of others. Indeed, it’s an almost obligatory sentence at the end of a long relationship: “I’d like to focus on myself for a while.” But sometimes it’s more than just an excuse to be single, and the preference for spending time with oneself really does mark the beginning of an important period of self-reflection.
Valentine’s Day sticks like a thorn under some people’s skin: couples feel the pressure to make the day special, whilst singles are annoyed by seeing romantic fuss at every turn. However, Valentine’s Day actually offers a lot of room for interpretation – from date night, to a self-love ritual or even a girls’ night. 10 people offer us some fresh inspiration on how to celebrate the day of love