Boy Smells Founder Matthew Herman on Scent and Gender

Reimagining personal care products in a more fluid and inclusive manner

Despite its name, LA-based Boy Smells—founded by David Kien and Matthew Herman—makes underwear and candles that aren’t intended for one gender; rather the brand is a purposeful amalgamation of masculinity and femininity and everything between. Conversation around personal care products typically being hyper-gendered led Kien and Herman to experiment within the space. They made candles in their kitchen with the mission to explore the dismissal …

International Women’s Day: Interviews + Visits

A few of the enthralling conversations we've had with brilliant women since last year's 8 March

Women from all over the world achieve the remarkable every day, and should always be championed and celebrated. At Cool Hunting, we’re in a uniquely fortunate position to meet creative, clever, inspiring and inventive women all the time—from artists and designers to sex tech entrepreneurs, community leaders and beyond. And while the mission of International Women’s Day extends far beyond acknowledging women for one fleeting …

“We, Women,” a Photo Project by Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists

On Kickstarter now, the project amplifies art with underlying messages of activism

Presented by United Photo Industries and Women Photograph, We, Women funds and catalogs photo projects by women and gender non-conforming artists and photojournalists that address social, economic, racial, and political issues. For an industry with below average gender representation (just 15% of photojournalists are women, and 87% of the pieces in permanent collections are by white men) an organization like We, Women is necessary to …