Marie Claire - UK

Marie Claire - UK November-18

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2 min.
editor’s letter

A week ago, a notification popped up on my phone screen with a trailer for series three of hit crime podcast Serial . I was beyond excited knowing that I would soon be blurring out the morning commute listening to American journalist Sarah Koenig’s investigations into an intriguing real-life story. Like many women, I have been well and truly bitten by the crime bug, which I thought had peaked in my teens when I devoured every Agatha Christie novel I could get my hands on. Since then I’ve dipped in and out of work by PD James and Val McDermid, and tried those CSI programmes (not my cup of tea), but I hadn’t anticipated that I would be caught up in the true-crime cultural phenomenon that’s sweeping the nation. On…

1 min.
spot on

She’s one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, whose work includes collaborations with Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. But Yayoi Kusama has also lived, voluntarily, in a psychiatric institution since 1977, and her famous dot installations are an outlet for deeper psychological trauma. Step into the 89-year-old’s extraordinary world this month with Heather Lenz’s documentary Kusama: Infinity, then catch a brand new exhibition of her work at the Victoria Miro gallery in north London (until 21 December; PHOTOGRAPHS BY ©YAYOI KUSAMA (MAIN PORTRAIT AND ARTWORK IMAGE), COURTESY OF DAVID ZWIRNER,NEW YORK, OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO_SINGAPORE_SHANGHAI, VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON, YAYOI KUSAMA INC,YAYOI KUSAMA 1965 PHOTO BY HARRIE VERSTAPPEN, COURTESY OF MAGNOLIA PICTURES…

1 min.
women who win

‘PEOPLE ARE IN DENIAL ABOUT POVERTY IN THE UK’ I started the campaign at 17, after hearing about the experiences of some girls in Leeds who are forced to miss school because they can’t afford sanitary products, or who do go to school, but use toilet paper, socks or newspaper during their period. The more I looked into it, the more disheartened I felt; nobody was coming up with a solution. ‘THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS’ Our protest last December was one of my proudest moments; there were over 2,000 people. Since then, I’ve been working with a number of MPs, including Dawn Butler, Jess Phillips and Paula Sherriff, to keep this on the political agenda. The government donation from the Tampon Tax Fund was great, but I’m fighting for a long-term pledge…

3 min.
thandie newton

Meeting the playwright Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues , changed my life. When The New York Times called it ‘The V Monologues’ because they didn’t want to print the word ‘vagina’, she kicked up a huge fuss. It was the first time the word ‘vagina’ had been printed in the paper. I was in my mid-twenties, and when I read that I thought, ‘I’m going to see this.’ I went to a performance at the King’s Head pub in Islington and even got to meet her. My first daughter’s name, Ripley, is inspired by the Alien movies, as I watched the second film when I was pregnant with her. Sigourney Weaver’s character [Ripley] was a woman I identified with: she was extraordinary, but also a regular woman. She’s got…

1 min.
fighting spirit

‘I was always a fan of wrestling – I liked to go to the coliseum to see old fighters because I wanted to be just like them,’ says 19-year-old Noelia, nicknamed Elsita (pictured, centre left). ‘At first my mother did not want to let me, she told me that I would get hurt, but I followed my dream and I’ve been fighting for three years.’ In the Andean highlands of Bolivia, Noelia is part of a growing subculture of indigenous women, known as the ‘flying cholitas’. Every Sunday, dressed in their traditional pollera (pleated skirts) and bowler hats, with braids down to their waists, they take to the ring for a spectacle of colour and performance. ‘It was the Altenos (women) of El Alto who transformed the city,’ says photographer Luisa…

2 min.
view point

‘I’M GLAD HOLLYWOOD ISN’T SHYING AWAY FROM THESE STORIES’ ‘FOR YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE IT WASN’T SHOCKING TO HEAR ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY’ With two films tackling racism and police brutality in America hitting cinemas this month, Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give , explains why the conversation is long overdue I was six years old when I first learned about a young man named Emmett Till. He was a 14-year-old black boy who visited Mississippi – where I was raised – in 1955 and was accused of whistling at a white woman. The accusation led to him being kidnapped and beaten to death. Emmett’s mother had a picture of his brutally beaten face put in magazines. When I saw it, my mom told me, ‘Sometimes there are people who will judge you…