Riposte #6

  • Catherine Losing
  • Leanne Cloudsdale
  • L.A. Ronayne
Featuring a role call of some of the boldest and baddest women around, issue #6 is bursting with interviews that explore the personal, the challenging and the hilarious aspects of life.
We speak to one of fashions most disruptive forces Claire Barrow, hang out at the apartment that Gloria Steinem and Barbara Nessim shared in the 1960s. Singer Kilo Kish opens up about life in the music industry and we speak to Amber Arcades about how she balances life as a human rights lawyer, organic farm co-founder and musician.
There’s a look at how technology is forcing great change in the fashion industry, we travel to the Czech Republic to meet the CANYON//SRAM women’s cycling team at their latest race to discuss the art of team work and photographer Janette Beckman takes us on a stroll through the Bronx with Salt & Pepper before they were famous.The incredible Giles Duley closes this issue by selecting his icon Lee Miller.
We celebrated the launch of our sixth issue by hosting a day of talks, workshops and a roof top party at the Ace Hotel. All of the talks were inspired by the content of the sixth issue and looked at a variety of topics including body image, sex, feminism as a trend and everyday activism.

We kick started the day discussing body image on the ‘My Body, My Rules’ panel with esteemed guests including Naomi Shimada, activist & filmmaker; Irene Agbontaen, founder of TTYA; Anna Ginsburg, filmmaker; and Caryn Franklin, Fashion Activist and Professor of Diversity at Kingston University. 
Topics included where the pressure for body perfection comes from, how the mainstream media deals with body image, the impact body image has on our sex lives, ownership of pleasure and the impact of the body as a commodity.  Naomi made the great point that

“It's not just a size thing it's a race thing, weight thing and more."