Photos by Maranda Loughlin

Photos by Maranda Loughlin

In honor of International Women's Day, we chose to showcase a few of Maranda's photos that we felt represented
aspects of womanhood. We asked our close friends Gillian, Amanda and Annie to model for us. 
In planning for this shoot, we drew inspiration from old photos from the Suffragette Movement, which have been worked in
among our modern recreations. It was so inspiring to see such strong women in such a different time,
fighting for the same opportunities as our biological counterparts. Women protesting with a
sign in one hand and a baby in the other, women chained to fences, women being carried
off by policemen. Brave women, fighting for a voice. May this serve as a reminder that we are louder together. 
That our voice will never be silent.

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"what is the greatest lesson a woman should learn
that since day one
she's already had everything she needs within herself
it's the world that convinced her she did not. "

from the sun and her flowers - rupi kaur

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"Women fled. 
Tired of the myth they had to live. 
They no longer wait
for their Theseus
to rescue, then
abandon them.
Instead, 
they take the first boat out
to Athens. 
Live alone. 
No longer Hydra women
bound to stone.
Smoke rises from the Athens shore,
and some say
it’s the fumes of autos,
motor scooters,
factory pollution.
But I think
it’s an ancient rage.
Women who grew tired
beneath the weight of years
that would not buckle,
break nor bend."

"Moon in Hydra" by Sandra Cisneros

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"Feminine power is esoteric and profound. It is a silent, but brilliant strength that gives women
a soft-toughness; compassion and resilience. I am grateful to the past and present femmes
who have fought for the recognition of this power, and inspired by
all the nasty women wielding it."

Gillian Cromwell

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"DEAR WOMEN

I know that you are not cattle. I feel alone inside of you. I walk around
and the dead insects go crunch crunch. I don't know what to say about
your beauty. What is it exactly about the feeling of excludedness a certain
kind of girl makes you feel in your arousal. Dear complete women, dear
intelligent women, dear women who do not take things lying down."

from The Cow - Ariana Reines
 

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"I'm inspired by women who listen and support each other.
These are traits that so many of powerful women in my life have. It's a beautiful feeling
to know I'm surrounded and supported by women who take the time to listen.
I like the idea of women being a tribe.
As a tribe, if we listen and support each other,
we can truly make an impact on this earth."

Annie Boyle 

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"It was a kind of igloo / made from branches and weeds, a dome / with an aboveground tunnel entrance / the boys crawled through on their knees, / and a campfire in the center / because smoke came out a hole in the roof, / and we couldn't go there. I / don't even remember trying, not / inside. Although I remember / a deal we didn't keep-- so many / Dr Peppers which nobody drank, / and my brother standing outside it / like a chief: bare-chested, weary / from labor, proud, dignified, / and talking to us as if we could never / understand a thing he said because / he had made this thing and we had not, / and could not have done it, not / in a thousand years-- true knowledge / and disdain when he looked at us. / For those weeks the boys didn't chase us. / They busied themselves with patching / the fort and sweeping the dirt outside / the entrance, a village of boys / who had a house to clean, women / in magazines, cigarettes and soda and / the strange self-contained voices they used / to speak to each other with. / And we approached the clearing where / their fort was like a deer in winter / hungry for any small thing-- what / they had made without us. /
We wanted to watch them live there."

"The Fort" - Marie Howe

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Photography + prints by Maranda Loughlin
Frames + set design by Christina Mainelli
Models: Annie Boyle, Amanda Messenger, Gillian Cromwell, Christina Mainelli