Wonder Woman: Feminist icon, or one man’s fantasy of what a woman should be like?

Like many comic book superheroes, since Wonder Woman’s creation in 1941 by US psychologist Dr William Moulton Marston, the image and storyline surrounding this female superhero has had many different manifestations over the years. Looking back in time, the history of Wonder Woman seems to be as complex and nuanced as the feminist discussions surroundingContinue reading “Wonder Woman: Feminist icon, or one man’s fantasy of what a woman should be like?”

‘Who do I sit with?’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series – set in a night club in the 2000s

I chose to include a painting set in a club in the UK in the 2000s as I felt that as a teenager and young adult, club scenes felt like there was a particular kind of intensity around 1.) what you looked like, and 2.) who you had feelings for. From memory (I stopped goingContinue reading “‘Who do I sit with?’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series – set in a night club in the 2000s”

Why is representation and seeing others ‘like you’ in the culture around you important, especially when growing up?

Anna Frances explores further why she thinks seeing someone ‘like you’ in the culture around you, effects how you see yourself, and also can effect how you see others.

5 reasons why I LOVE the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range (and why you will too)

Artist Anna Frances shares why she LOVES the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range, (and why you will too). 1.) Each design is from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series that I’ve created, which helps to promote Bisexuality bisibility and LGBTQ+ visibility more broadly. Why I love it: I think representation around LGBTQ+ communitiesContinue reading “5 reasons why I LOVE the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range (and why you will too)”

Why did I choose to include organic cotton products in the Anna Frances Healing™ merchandise range?

When thinking about doing any kind of product launch or sales of any merchandise collection, I always try and make decisions that reflect my attitudes towards environmental issues. I wanted to create a range that had the environment in mind, as well as being made of fabric that’s kind to your skin, with as littleContinue reading “Why did I choose to include organic cotton products in the Anna Frances Healing™ merchandise range?”

(2/9) ‘Pop Culture’

In this post, I share how I feel about (2/9) ‘Pop Culture,’ the second painting from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series. What inspired you to paint this painting? I felt at the time at school, and still feel to a large extent, that popular culture has a huge influence on how we oftenContinue reading “(2/9) ‘Pop Culture’”