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?”
In this blog, I will look at how queer-coded masculinity is portrayed in the villains in James Bond films Casino Royale (2006) directed by Martin Campbell and Skyfall directed by Sam Mendes (2012). In particular I will look at La Chiffre in Casino Royale (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and Raoul Silva in Skyfall (played byContinue reading “Masculinity in Bond Villains: The reference of homosexuality by ‘queer-coded’ male characters as a tool for violence and manipulation in 007 – does it have to be this way?”
For me it was an easy decision to paint with watercolour in the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series, for a lot of different reasons. I think for me, I was drawn to watercolour paint in particular because of its fluid and subtle nature, giving the artist infinite ways to explore colour, from its mostContinue reading “Why did I choose watercolour painting as the artistic medium of choice for the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series?”
Like everyone, I’m trying my best. My business is relatively new, every step of the way is a huge learning curve, and I’m really trying to put a sustainable and ethical foot forward from the very beginning of the launch of the merchandise products that I’ve created, which I’m approaching in the following ways:
This painting represents about how I feel about bisexuality now, and LGBTQ+ love is definitely included in this. The painting was initially titled ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day’ and was released on social media on this day, 23rd September, 2020.
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”
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.
About the artist, poet, blogger, holistic healer and entrepreneur Anna Frances 🏳️🌈✨💖🥰
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)”
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’”