MEETINGS: WOMEN ARE BORING A year or so ago if you typed Women are Boring into the Internet the results would probably make you weep. However, with a mission to ‘normalise the female intellectual’ Catherine Connolly and Grace McDermott decided to launch the site ‘Women are Boring’ in order to counter the stereotypes of female academics and women in research. Read more >

MEETINGS: WOMEN ARE BORING

A year or so ago if you typed Women are Boring into the Internet the results would probably make you weep. However, with a mission to ‘normalise the female intellectual’ Catherine Connolly and Grace McDermott decided to launch the site ‘Women are Boring’ in order to counter the stereotypes of female academics and women in research. Read more >

COLLABORATION: WORLD WATER DAY On World Water Day we’ve partnered with Stella Artois and water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis and the fact that millions of women in the developing world spend up to 6 hours a day just collecting it. Read more >

COLLABORATION: WORLD WATER DAY

On World Water Day we’ve partnered with Stella Artois and water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis and the fact that millions of women in the developing world spend up to 6 hours a day just collecting it. Read more >

WATCH: WOMAN Feminist icon, writer and activist Gloria Steinem has set on a worldwide mission with VICE tracing the lives of women ‘at the intersection of violence, stability and oppression’. Watch the episodes here. 

WATCH: WOMAN

Feminist icon, writer and activist Gloria Steinem has set on a worldwide mission with VICE tracing the lives of women ‘at the intersection of violence, stability and oppression’. Watch the episodes here. 

EVENTS: RIPOSTE PRESENTS... PAOLA ANTONELLI At the end of February we were incredibly honoured and happy to welcome Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design and MoMA and also head of their research and development department to speak at one of our Riposte Presents events. Read more >

EVENTS: RIPOSTE PRESENTS... PAOLA ANTONELLI

At the end of February we were incredibly honoured and happy to welcome Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design and MoMA and also head of their research and development department to speak at one of our Riposte Presents events. Read more >

IDEAS: W PROJECT X TATE EXCHANGE What do you do when you don’t see women in creative industries being represented in the mainstream media? You make them visible. On the eve of this year’s International Women’s Day head over to Tate Modern for a very special symposium held by the W Project that brings together women of the art world, from established curators to emerging voices. Read more >

IDEAS: W PROJECT X TATE EXCHANGE

What do you do when you don’t see women in creative industries being represented in the mainstream media? You make them visible. On the eve of this year’s International Women’s Day head over to Tate Modern for a very special symposium held by the W Project that brings together women of the art world, from established curators to emerging voices. Read more >

MEETINGS: PAOLA ANTONELLI As senior curator of architecture and design, and director of research and development, at New York’s MoMA, Paola Antonelli doesn’t see a museum as an institute for housing ancient relics. For her it is a living, breathing part of society, somewhere to explore ideas and have conversations about pertinent topics. Ahead of our event with Paola on 27th February we revisit our interview with her from issue #4. Read more >

MEETINGS: PAOLA ANTONELLI

As senior curator of architecture and design, and director of research and development, at New York’s MoMA, Paola Antonelli doesn’t see a museum as an institute for housing ancient relics. For her it is a living, breathing part of society, somewhere to explore ideas and have conversations about pertinent topics. Ahead of our event with Paola on 27th February we revisit our interview with her from issue #4. Read more >

MEETINGS: BETTY REID SOSKIN At 95, Betty is the oldest park ranger in America. Through her work she tells her own personal story which reflects the wider social issues of America through the years she has lived. Click through to find out more. 

MEETINGS: BETTY REID SOSKIN

At 95, Betty is the oldest park ranger in America. Through her work she tells her own personal story which reflects the wider social issues of America through the years she has lived. Click through to find out more. 

EVENTS: ADVENTURES IN PUBLISHING Check out what happened at our last Riposte Presents of 2016 as we brought together an ace line up of women in publishing. Full write up and images here.

EVENTS: ADVENTURES IN PUBLISHING

Check out what happened at our last Riposte Presents of 2016 as we brought together an ace line up of women in publishing. Full write up and images here.

EVENTS: COUNTERPOINT SESSIONS At the start of February we partnered with the Whitechapel Gallery on the first of their Counterpoint Sessions - a series of networking breakfasts and ‘in conversations’ with artists and pioneers from the creative industries. The first session was a conversation between Paloma Strelitz, Founding Member of Assemble and Iwona Blazwick, director of Whitechapel Gallery. Click through to watch the full conversation.

EVENTS: COUNTERPOINT SESSIONS

At the start of February we partnered with the Whitechapel Gallery on the first of their Counterpoint Sessions - a series of networking breakfasts and ‘in conversations’ with artists and pioneers from the creative industries. The first session was a conversation between Paloma Strelitz, Founding Member of Assemble and Iwona Blazwick, director of Whitechapel Gallery. Click through to watch the full conversation.

IDEAS: EROTIC POSSIBILITIES How do you define sex in the 21st century? Erotic Possibilities, a series of panel talks, seeks to answer the question of what sex and sexuality mean to us “in a world where sex and physical action is evolving to become more and more divided”. Read more >

IDEAS: EROTIC POSSIBILITIES

How do you define sex in the 21st century? Erotic Possibilities, a series of panel talks, seeks to answer the question of what sex and sexuality mean to us “in a world where sex and physical action is evolving to become more and more divided”. Read more >

PERSIST! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY To celebrate International Women's Day we have commissioned six of our favourite designers and artists to create a poster inspired by the word PERSIST, with all proceeds going to Women for Women. Artwork comes from Lakwena Maciver, Lynnie Zulu, Paula Scher, Sonya Dyakova, Top Girl Studio and Tracy Ma. Click through to see all the designs and order your print.

PERSIST! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

To celebrate International Women's Day we have commissioned six of our favourite designers and artists to create a poster inspired by the word PERSIST, with all proceeds going to Women for Women. Artwork comes from Lakwena Maciver, Lynnie Zulu, Paula Scher, Sonya Dyakova, Top Girl Studio and Tracy Ma. Click through to see all the designs and order your print.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENTS Here at Riposte we’re getting excited for all the activities and events set to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you’re stuck for a few ideas we had a look at some of the incredible opportunities on offer around the country and beyond. Read more >

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENTS

Here at Riposte we’re getting excited for all the activities and events set to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you’re stuck for a few ideas we had a look at some of the incredible opportunities on offer around the country and beyond. Read more >

MEETINGS: A PRACTICE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE Set up to “explore the potential of graphic design as a meaningful process of cultural production” and to “find new ways of communicating content” the design studio A Practice for Everyday Life caught our eye with their latest work for the catalogues of Tate Modern’s Hockney exhibition. We sat down to talk Hockney, inspiration, and what the future holds. Read more >

MEETINGS: A PRACTICE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

Set up to “explore the potential of graphic design as a meaningful process of cultural production” and to “find new ways of communicating content” the design studio A Practice for Everyday Life caught our eye with their latest work for the catalogues of Tate Modern’s Hockney exhibition. We sat down to talk Hockney, inspiration, and what the future holds. Read more >

EVENTS: MODERN ICONS LAUNCH To welcome in the start of 2017 we launched our Modern Icons series at Ace Hotel. Click through to see the series and action from the launch. Read more>

EVENTS: MODERN ICONS LAUNCH

To welcome in the start of 2017 we launched our Modern Icons series at Ace Hotel. Click through to see the series and action from the launch. Read more>

ISSUE #7 OUT NOW Our latest issue is out and about in bookshops world-wide. She's packed with amazing women, personal and honest interviews, thought-provoking features and punch-you-in-the-face visuals. Click here to take a look inside and order your copy. 

ISSUE #7 OUT NOW
Our latest issue is out and about in bookshops world-wide. She's packed with amazing women, personal and honest interviews, thought-provoking features and punch-you-in-the-face visuals. Click here to take a look inside and order your copy. 

IDEAS: THE UNIVERSITY OF THE UNDERGROUND The star of our first cover, designer of experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is one of those people who are capable of achieving the impossible. We caught up with Nelly to discuss her latest creation, The University of the Underground to find out what she hopes to achieve with it. Read more >

IDEAS: THE UNIVERSITY OF THE UNDERGROUND

The star of our first cover, designer of experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is one of those people who are capable of achieving the impossible. We caught up with Nelly to discuss her latest creation, The University of the Underground to find out what she hopes to achieve with it. Read more >

COMMUNITY: TORI WEST Tori West is making her way in the fashion industry in a pastel pink haze. Founder of BRICKS Magazine turned zine publisher, Tori creates a super stylish platform for fashion, art and music. Balancing the demands of 'real life' and continuing to create and collaborate, we chat to Tori about flying the flag for young creatives. Read more >

COMMUNITY: TORI WEST

Tori West is making her way in the fashion industry in a pastel pink haze. Founder of BRICKS Magazine turned zine publisher, Tori creates a super stylish platform for fashion, art and music. Balancing the demands of 'real life' and continuing to create and collaborate, we chat to Tori about flying the flag for young creatives. Read more >

MODERN ICONS: LTD EDITION POSTCARDS To celebrate the launch of issue #7 we've commissioned an illustrated series of Modern Icons by Lauren Tamaki. Twelve women who have pushed boundaries or challenged expectations in their lives and careers. Each online order will receive a limited edition postcard from the series. Read More >

MODERN ICONS: LTD EDITION POSTCARDS
To celebrate the launch of issue #7 we've commissioned an illustrated series of Modern Icons by Lauren Tamaki. Twelve women who have pushed boundaries or challenged expectations in their lives and careers. Each online order will receive a limited edition postcard from the series. Read More >

FEATURES: HOMAGE TO CONSTANCE SPRY In issue #7 we commissioned photographer Maisie Cousins to pay tribute to the innovative life and work of floral designer Constance Spry. Read more about the life of Constance and see Maisie's images here. 

FEATURES: HOMAGE TO CONSTANCE SPRY

In issue #7 we commissioned photographer Maisie Cousins to pay tribute to the innovative life and work of floral designer Constance Spry. Read more about the life of Constance and see Maisie's images here. 

MEETINGS: KELSEY LU At 18 she left a “religious cult” to study the cello in the American south. Moving to New York a few years later, she became part of Dev Hynes and Solange Knowles’ crew. Following the July-release of her EP Church, she’s travelling the world. What could be next for Kelsey Lu? A whole lot, it turns out. Find out more here. 

MEETINGS: KELSEY LU

At 18 she left a “religious cult” to study the cello in the American south. Moving to New York a few years later, she became part of Dev Hynes and Solange Knowles’ crew. Following the July-release of her EP Church, she’s travelling the world. What could be next for Kelsey Lu? A whole lot, it turns out. Find out more here. 

MEETINGS: MANJIT THAPP We speak to the super talented illustrator Manjit Thapp, about her creative process, the lack of diversity in the media and what she's doing about it. Read more>

MEETINGS: MANJIT THAPP
We speak to the super talented illustrator Manjit Thapp, about her creative process, the lack of diversity in the media and what she's doing about it. Read more>

MEETINGS: PALOMA ELSESSER Part of the same girl crew, Paloma Elsesser and Phoebe Lovatt sat down together for our latest issue to talk about body image, self-love, addiction and the importance of challenging beauty norms. Read more >

MEETINGS: PALOMA ELSESSER

Part of the same girl crew, Paloma Elsesser and Phoebe Lovatt sat down together for our latest issue to talk about body image, self-love, addiction and the importance of challenging beauty norms. Read more >

IDEAS: Taking the environment seriously in seriously good clothes at the Reformation London Pop Up. Read more >

IDEAS: Taking the environment seriously in seriously good clothes at the Reformation London Pop Up. Read more >

INSIDERS: MISSY FLYNN Missy Flynn is the wonderfully warm and talented woman who co-founded Rita's in London and has since gone on to open the Italo-Argentinian inspired, Quilombero. We spoke to her about life lessons and the key to running a successful restaurant. Read more >

INSIDERS: MISSY FLYNN

Missy Flynn is the wonderfully warm and talented woman who co-founded Rita's in London and has since gone on to open the Italo-Argentinian inspired, Quilombero. We spoke to her about life lessons and the key to running a successful restaurant.

Read more >

ISSUE #7 LAUNCH PARTY We launched issue #7 with a party at Protein this week. We brought together our readers, contributors and friends to have a few drinks to celebrate the collective greatness of the women in our latest issue. Images & write up here.

ISSUE #7 LAUNCH PARTY

We launched issue #7 with a party at Protein this week. We brought together our readers, contributors and friends to have a few drinks to celebrate the collective greatness of the women in our latest issue. Images & write up here.

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL
To celebrate the launch of the new Nike Women’s Beautiful X Powerful collection, we have brought together a cast of brilliant women who we feel perfectly encapsulate beauty and power. Through their own moving personal stories and the work that they create these women push boundaries whilst inspiring and supporting the strong communities they have built up around them. Watch the film we shot to bring the series to a close. Read More

EVENTS: RIPOSTE PRESENTS... TECH & INNOVATION Last night we hosted our October edition of Riposte Presents, click through for a write up of what went down. Read More >

EVENTS: RIPOSTE PRESENTS... TECH & INNOVATION
Last night we hosted our October edition of Riposte Presents, click through for a write up of what went down. Read More >

MEETINGS: IRENE AGBONTAEN Irene Agbontaen is the power-house and creative genius behind Taller Than Your Average (TTYA). We caught up with Irene to chat about her Christmas Capsule Collection fronted by model & activist Naomi Shimada. Read More >

MEETINGS: IRENE AGBONTAEN

Irene Agbontaen is the power-house and creative genius behind Taller Than Your Average (TTYA). We caught up with Irene to chat about her Christmas Capsule Collection fronted by model & activist Naomi Shimada. Read More >

FEATURES: INSIDE THE SIMPSONS WRITING ROOM Want to know what it's like to write for one of the most iconic shows of the century? Meet Simpsons scriptwriter Stephanie Gillis. Read More >

FEATURES: INSIDE THE SIMPSONS WRITING ROOM
Want to know what it's like to write for one of the most iconic shows of the century? Meet Simpsons scriptwriter Stephanie Gillis. Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: BBZ Tia and Nadine of BBZ are the real deal. Dedicated to supporting their community and telling the stories of those who don't have a voice, they're the next generation of real change makers. Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: BBZ
Tia and Nadine of BBZ are the real deal. Dedicated to supporting their community and telling the stories of those who don't have a voice, they're the next generation of real change makers.
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BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: DANIKA MAGDELENA Photographer Danika Magdelena spoke to us about developing her skills on the job and never selling out. Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: DANIKA MAGDELENA
Photographer Danika Magdelena spoke to us about developing her skills on the job and never selling out.
Read More >

COMMUNITY: NIESH VANTERPOOL Niesh Vanterpool has great taste. One look at her instagram feed and you’ll see what we mean. As a talented denim specialist, stylist and creative consultant she leads a busy London life but she took time recently to have a chat with us. Read More >

COMMUNITY: NIESH VANTERPOOL
Niesh Vanterpool has great taste. One look at her instagram feed and you’ll see what we mean. As a talented denim specialist, stylist and creative consultant she leads a busy London life but she took time recently to have a chat with us. Read More >

FEATURES: EVERDAY ACTIVISM We live in very weird times, with so many huge issues, rampant inequality and injustice going on in the world it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Read about the feature from Issue #6 >

FEATURES: EVERDAY ACTIVISM
We live in very weird times, with so many huge issues, rampant inequality and injustice going on in the world it's easy to feel overwhelmed.
Read about the feature from Issue #6 >

MEETINGS: DIANA KENNEDY
We went to Quinta Diana to meet the "Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine", Diana Kennedy. Having lived in Mexico for over 50 years, she has founded and built her own sustainable home and garden for the ongoing research and study of Mexican food. We travelled to her home to speak to her about her life in Mexico and her love of pork pies. Read More >

THE INSIDERS: ZOE PASKIN Inspired by a restaurant she'd visited in Jerusalem Zoe Paskin opened The Palomar with her brother in 2014. Critically acclaimed and loved by its regulars The Palomar is one of the most fun places to eat out in London. We caught up with Zoe to discuss what goes into running a successful restaurant. Read More >

THE INSIDERS: ZOE PASKIN
Inspired by a restaurant she'd visited in Jerusalem Zoe Paskin opened The Palomar with her brother in 2014. Critically acclaimed and loved by its regulars The Palomar is one of the most fun places to eat out in London. We caught up with Zoe to discuss what goes into running a successful restaurant.
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MEETINGS: LOUISE CHEN Sick of going to male heavy parties, DJ Louise Chen wanted to go somewhere she could dance with her friends and have a good time without getting elbowed in the face by pogoing idiot. Fast forward a few months and she started the Girls Girls Girls night. Read More >

MEETINGS: LOUISE CHEN
Sick of going to male heavy parties, DJ Louise Chen wanted to go somewhere she could dance with her friends and have a good time without getting elbowed in the face by pogoing idiot. Fast forward a few months and she started the Girls Girls Girls night.
Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: CARRIE-ANNE Carrie-Anne of Mère Soeur started her business after finding herself increasingly lonely as a young mother. Two years on she's built up an incredibly supportive community and an amazing brand selling an ace selection of "mamamerch." Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: CARRIE-ANNE
Carrie-Anne of Mère Soeur started her business after finding herself increasingly lonely as a young mother. Two years on she's built up an incredibly supportive community and an amazing brand selling an ace selection of "mamamerch."
Read More >

COMMUNITY: JANNEANE BLEVINS Meet Janneane, she runs one of our favourite book shops and she has has great taste in music! Read More >

COMMUNITY: JANNEANE BLEVINS
Meet Janneane, she runs one of our favourite book shops and she has has great taste in music! Read More >

MEET: LAKWENA MACIVER On a visit to Lakwena's studio, we discuss the deeper meanings behind her joyful aesthetics. Find out more about Lakwena here >

MEET: LAKWENA MACIVER
On a visit to Lakwena's studio, we discuss the deeper meanings behind her joyful aesthetics.
Find out more about Lakwena here >

FEATURES: DEMOCRATISE OR DIE Issue #5 took a look at the need within the fashion industry to embrace technology and democratise rather than trying to hold on to exclusivity and risk becoming irrelevant. Read More >

FEATURES: DEMOCRATISE OR DIE
Issue #5 took a look at the need within the fashion industry to embrace technology and democratise rather than trying to hold on to exclusivity and risk becoming irrelevant.
Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: ALIA LOREN Named by Fader as one of the women pushing grime forward, Alia Loren is a woman who knows what she's talking about. Her passion for music is infectious but it is her own personal story that drives her to do more, do better and inspire others. Read More >

BEAUTIFUL X POWERFUL: ALIA LOREN
Named by Fader as one of the women pushing grime forward, Alia Loren is a woman who knows what she's talking about. Her passion for music is infectious but it is her own personal story that drives her to do more, do better and inspire others. Read More >

MEET: ISAMAYA FFRENCH Isamaya Ffrench's work punches you in the face and bolts you out of your lethargic internet scroll. Meet her in Issue #5 - Click here to see more >

MEET: ISAMAYA FFRENCH
Isamaya Ffrench's work punches you in the face and bolts you out of your lethargic internet scroll.
Meet her in Issue #5 - Click here to see more >

COMMUNITY: CHRISSIE ABBOTT We’ve loved Chrissie Abbott’s work for ages. There’s something about her technicolour, trippy work that never fails to draw us in. Her work is mystical and brilliant melding nature, found imagery and alternative realities into uniquely beautiful images. She manages to create instantly recognizable work without it feeling staid or predictable. We could plaster our studio walls with her images and never get bored of it. Have a look for yourself >

COMMUNITY: CHRISSIE ABBOTT
We’ve loved Chrissie Abbott’s work for ages. There’s something about her technicolour, trippy work that never fails to draw us in. Her work is mystical and brilliant melding nature, found imagery and alternative realities into uniquely beautiful images. She manages to create instantly recognizable work without it feeling staid or predictable. We could plaster our studio walls with her images and never get bored of it.
Have a look for yourself >

MEET: SANDY LIANG The genius of Sandy Liang's designs are the badass details she slips in where you least expect them. We caught up with andy in Paris recently to talk about her work and the importance of following your own heart. Read More >

MEET: SANDY LIANG
The genius of Sandy Liang's designs are the badass details she slips in where you least expect them. We caught up with andy in Paris recently to talk about her work and the importance of following your own heart.
Read More >

TALENT We sat down with Martina Paukova to talk about her work and finding inspiration in the little things. Read the full interview here >

TALENT
We sat down with Martina Paukova to talk about her work and finding inspiration in the little things.
Read the full interview here >

Keep up with our RIPOSTE PRESENTS... events via our live Tweeting using the hashtag #RipostePresents. Click here to see all events >

Keep up with our RIPOSTE PRESENTS... events via our live Tweeting using the hashtag #RipostePresents.
Click here to see all events >

COMMUNITY: ANNA SUDIT Anna Sudit is an illustrator and graphic designer based in New York. We love her glossy, almost edible work and caught up with her to talk... Read More >

COMMUNITY: ANNA SUDIT
Anna Sudit is an illustrator and graphic designer based in New York. We love her glossy, almost edible work and caught up with her to talk...
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MEET: KARLEY SCIORTINO We met Karley Sciortino, the writer behind the well-known sex blog Slutever, to talk about sex, religion, the art of dressing elegantly and why being a mess is sometimes a good thing. Read a section of our interview here >

MEET: KARLEY SCIORTINO
We met Karley Sciortino, the writer behind the well-known sex blog Slutever, to talk about sex, religion, the art of dressing elegantly and why being a mess is sometimes a good thing.
Read a section of our interview here >

MEET: AMBER ARCADES Anelotte de Graaf navigates between the worlds of immigration law, music and organic farming on a daily basis. Read More >

MEET: AMBER ARCADES
Anelotte de Graaf navigates between the worlds of immigration law, music and organic farming on a daily basis. Read More >

ESSAY: POWER Power structures are shifting. Preview the essay from Issue #4 here.

ESSAY: POWER
Power structures are shifting.
Preview the essay from Issue #4 here.

EVENTS: THE BERLIN EDITION Recently we headed over to Berlin to meet some of our readers and bring together a collection of our favourite Berlin based women. Have a read through what went down and take a look at the short film we made of all the action. Read More >

EVENTS: THE BERLIN EDITION
Recently we headed over to Berlin to meet some of our readers and bring together a collection of our favourite Berlin based women. Have a read through what went down and take a look at the short film we made of all the action.
Read More >