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Red Riding Hood by Nicole Gustafsson

Red Riding Hood by Nicole Gustafsson

I love how this depiction of Red Riding Hood shows her wielding a knife, perched up in the branches of a tree where she’s defending herself against the wolves below. She reminds me of Katniss Everdeen in this pose, ready to take on whatever is thrown her way. A fairy tale heroine with agency: I’d like … Continue reading

The Girl with an Axe by Helmut Newton

The Girl with an Axe by Helmut Newton

There’s something so arresting about the fevered energy that this girl is putting in to the swing of her axe; it makes me think of fairy tales where so many female characters are in danger of the woods – except unlike Red Riding Hood or Gretel, this heroine is poised to strike at whatever might … Continue reading

Femmes Sauvage by Johnny Clewell

Femmes Sauvage by Johnny Clewell When I grow old, grandmother, I’ll be the one to live alone in the woods with my herbs and roots and volumes of Rilke, baskets of yarn and gardening tools, old love letters tied into bundles, old red hood in a bottom drawer. When I grow old, I’ll be the … Continue reading