Tags : Culture

Deviant Beauty: “The Urban Tinkerbell”

Part Two of the “Deviant Beauty Series”     A few days after I met Krista, I sat down with Krystal- a hair stylist and artist. Although petite in size, her presence fills a room. Her hair was a whimsical shade of pink, and, like Krista, her colorful tattoos draw your eyes to her neck, […]Read More

Deviant Beauty: “The Latina Bibliophilic Feminist Bioarchaeologist”

Photography by Damari McBride Photography The sun was barely up when Krista arrived at the studio on a cold Monday morning. A bioarchaeologist and college student working towards her Ph.D., she greeted me with a big hug, even though this was our first time meeting. Her, then, chin length hair and glasses appeared conservative and […]Read More

On a Personal Note: My Story of Grief During The

The first dead body I ever touched was my father’s. Incidentally, it also corresponded with my first comparative culture study. But I wouldn’t recognize what I did as such until years later- actually until last year. I was just searching for myself, or a community that didn’t make me feel so weird. My father, Rev. […]Read More

How Am I 'Culture'?

Anthropology has many goals. When we really begin to deconstruct and think about what those goals and aims are, the scope of those goals actually seem a bit absurd. However, I’m going to try and simplify a couple of them for the purposes of presenting a point. Anthropology is chiefly concerned with what is means to […]Read More

Anthropology 101: Meet the 'Nacirema'

If you have ever taken a basic anthropology course, you probably have read Horace Miner’s, Body Ritual among the Nacirema. One of the hardest things, but most basic skills that an anthropologist must learn to do is to see and understand how they are objects of culture. When anthropology first became a thing, it was born into […]Read More