Cardi B has been making waves for her style, powerful energy, and headline-worthy interview in a recent issue of American Vogue.

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While she did address her relationship with Offset and how she balances being a mom and a star, she also took some time to discuss politics.

"You like a certain artist that do crazy s***," she said. "But this person is in charge of our country. This person is in charge of our well-being. When it comes to my president, I want my president to be, like, extremely holy. That is the person I want to look up to."


So what would a holy president look like? "I don't want my president to have any hatred toward a certain type of people," she clarified. "I don't want my president to be arguing with freaking celebrities or caring what people think of him. I want my president to tell me an answer on s*** that really matters. I don't want my president to entertain me. I just don't."

Since 2016, Cardi B. has publicly endorsed Bernie Sanders, even appearing on camera in an endearing interview with the Democratic candidate, who is currently beating Trump in some polls. According to the rapper, she supports Sanders because he is a "humanitarian" who "has the perfect intentions" and "naturally cares about minorities. He actually cares about people getting Medicare because he knows they can't afford it," she said. "I don't feel like he's just saying these things 'cause he want the vote."

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Medicare for All, she said, makes sense, especially in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. "It's like, why is this such a successful country and we don't have Medicare for everyone? It's like, how are people gonna work if they're sick? People gonna f*cking be paying forever. And we don't have freaking free schools? That discourages people to want to go to school if you gotta pay for it."

As a mother, she also sees Sanders as an investment in her child's future. "I give my daughter so much love, and I'm setting her up for a future," she said. "I want to tell her that a lot of the s*** that I have done in life—no matter what I did, knowing that I wanted to have kids made me go harder to secure a good future for my kids."

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Gloria Steinem Leads Final Talking Circle For Annie Leibovitz's 'WOMEN'

"We've broken down these prison walls tonight, haven't we?"

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I was one of the few men in the room the night of December 7th, when Amy Richards, one of the organizers for UBS, which commissioned Annie Leibovitz's acclaimed 'WOMEN: New Portraits,' came in to begin a short screening of Nashira: Peace and Prosperity? The VICE documentary chronicles the matriarchal village of Nashira, which provides free housing for women who were victims of domestic abuse, during the FARC peace referendum.

The film was cut short, Richards began to announce the speakers, among them feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who penned "Talking Circles," an essay that accompanies Leibovitz's exhibition. On Wednesday, we saw Steinem along with a well-rounded panel of inspirational women from varied fields talking about the current global climate as it concerns women's rights.

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It was refreshing to see extremely visible activists like Steinem and Emmy-winning filmmaker Dyllan McGee sharing the panel with women like Judaline Cassidy, a plumber on the advisory board for the Women's Building and Donna Hylton, who drew on her experience of being incarcerated for 27 years and has since founded Life to Life, a community-building initiative that focuses on gender, racial, and economic justice issues.

Women who didn't usually get to have their voices heard had them resonating loud and clear in the gym of the former Bayview Correctional facility. These discussions were only made more poignant by the backdrop, and the fact that there were several former inmates in attendance.

Steinem opened the floor by discussing talking circles as the original form of governance used by the elders of Manahatta, before the island became the towering, over-populated metropolis it is now. She talked about the primordial aspect of eye-to-eye discussion, saying "it makes all the difference." Steinem ended on an optimistic note before commencing the discussion: "Find something here, tonight, that makes your life better, and a little more hopeful."

By leveling the playing field, the crowd was encouraged to speak, and a variety of voices came into the forum, from the founding architect of Studio2Sustain in Massachusetts, to a retired NYC firefighter. Supreme Court Justice Betty Williams, who was sitting not two seats away from me, also took to the mic, encouraging everyone present to "take responsibility for [their] communities.]" These women, all from completely different walks of life, were equally inspiring, and highlighted different voices that are not necessarily heard often.

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The most poignant part of the evening came in the form of a former inmate, who spoke after a discussion of mass incarceration and women took place. The context of the discussion fresh in everyone's mind—the particularly chilling statistic of 75% of incarcerated women being mothers was highlighted—only further brought home her statement about supporting her daughter as someone with former inmate status: "I don't have a lot of money, I can't give her the world, but I am her world."

At the end of the talk, Steinem rose to rousing applause. "We've broken down these prison walls, haven't we?" She smiled. "It's fan-fucking-tastic, what's happening here." Steinem encouraged everyone to look to the future, and spoke of the completion of the Women's Building in 2020 with the same lilt in her voice as she did opening the talking circle. She encouraged discussion after leaving the circle, telling everyone to speak to four people they didn't know, and to leave coming out with something that would impact them. I left with the thought of a former women's prison, a place of suffering and incarceration, being reborn as a hub for women's activism.

Make sure to make your way to the Chelsea Piers before December 11th, when 'WOMEN: New Portraits' makes it's last stop in Zurich.

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E.R. Pulgar© 2016

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Annie Leibovitz's 'WOMEN' Empower an Oppressive Space

The iconic portrait photographer showcases her work at a former women's prison.

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Leave it to Annie Leibovitz to curate an exhibit on powerful women at a former facility that incarcerated them. Leibovitz's new show, 'WOMEN: New Portraits,' is a part of Leibovitz's most enduring photo series. Her eponymous book for the series included an essay by Susan Sontag and featured women ranging from waitresses in California to then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton. The new exhibition features portraits from the book, as well as new pictures taken since the series' inception.

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E.R. Pulgar© 2016

E.R. Pulgar© 2016

This exhibition, which was commissioned by UBS, stands out because of where it's situated: 550 West 20th St., located near the Chelsea Piers and sandwiched between the David Zwirner Gallery and 303 Gallery, the space was used as a women's prison until 2013. After the prison was shut down, the NoVo Foundation and Lela Gordon Group were awarded the rights to restore and develop the site as a Women's Building, which is to become, according to the foundation's official statement, "a hub of activism and engagement, with lectures, conferences, performances, and art shows" geared toward working for the rights of women and girls.

It's appropriate, then, that Leibovitz be among the first artists to infuse the space with feminist energy.

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Besides photos from the ongoing project, the exhibition features photos from Leibovitz's magazine work, including the iconic cover of Rolling Stone featuring a naked John Lennon embracing his Yoko Ono, and a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover shoot.

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E.R. Pulgar© 2016

The show, which had its premiere showing in London and has since toured Europe, Asia, and America, is curated around conversation, including a circle of chairs in the middle of the room for discussion about the images. The circle is flanked by large screens of changing photographs, with the biggest one showcasing photography from the women of the White House during the Obama administration. The photos and space itself are introduced via an essay by celebrated feminist journalist Gloria Steinem, a friend and collaborator of Leibovitz's:

"She also offers visitors a talking circle, an invitation to explore the feelings and ideas the images create. It's a long way from the hush and isolation of a museum—and I'm grateful.

We join her visual circle of women across nations, cultures, ways of living and loving."

E.R. Pulgar© 2016

E.R. Pulgar© 2016

In the room directly next to the gallery proper, visitors will find a large library with books ranging from Diane Arbus' photography collections to Marina Abramovic's new memoir. According to gallery assistant Alisha Wyzthe, the space used to be "the law library for women who were incarcerated. [Leibovitz] left it the way it was; there was nothing done to it other than adding some furniture." Wyzthe further revealed Leibovitz's hand in curating the library, pointing out that "the books there are books of her own, as well as books of people she's photographed who are friends of hers."

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E.R. Pulgar© 2016

E.R. Pulgar© 2016

E.R. Pulgar© 2016

The irony of a women's empowerment exhibit held inside a former women's prison wasn't lost on Wyzhe. "I think it was an excellent idea," she said. "For the women who are participating and those who are coming in [to see the exhibit] because they'll know and kind of feel what the women who were incarcerated here went through."

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E.R. Pulgar© 2016

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Caitlyn (with a C) Jenner has arrived!

The brunette formerly known as Bruce Jenner made her debut in style—on the cover of Vanity Fair—and, girlfriend is smokin’!

Jenner posed for famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, and sat down with Friday Night Lights author, Buzz Bissinger, resulting in a 22-page emotional interview and photo spread—something she compared to winning the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.

“That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better,” Jenner says. “This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life.”

The 65-year-old admits to suffering a panic attack after undergoing a 10-hour plastic surgery session to feminize her face—going on to share that a counselor from the Los Angeles Gender Center reassured her that second guessing was completely natural, and only temporary, something Caitlyn confirms.

“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen,” she says.

Bissinger talks at length to Jenner’s four children from his first two marriages, Burt, 36, and Cassandra, 34, with first wife Chrystie, and Brandon, 33, and Brody, 31, with second wife Linda—they describe him as an insensitive and often absent father, something Jenner acknowledges and hopes to make up for now—as do they.

“I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that,” says Burt. Whilst Brandon tells a cringe-worthy story about seeing Caitlyn for the first time post-surgery, and her pulling up her top to show off her new breasts.

“Whoa, I’m still your son,” Brandon says he reminded her.

Meanwhile, Jenner admits that although her upcoming E! show, which is set to air this summer, is in part, financially motivated, she’s certainly not gone through gender reassignment as a way to earn a quick buck.

“I’m not doing it for money. I’m doing it to help my soul and help other people. If I can make a dollar, I certainly am not stupid,” she says. “[I have] house payments and all that kind of stuff. I will never make an excuse for something like that.

“Yeah, this is a business. You don’t go out and change your gender for a television show. O.K., it ain’t happening. I don’t care who you are.”

“I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live. I’m not doing this so I can hit it off the women’s tee.”

Pick up the July issue of Vanity Fair to read the whole interview—on newsstands June 9

Bruce Jenner is only just in the process of becoming a woman and would you believe he's landed his first magazine cover already!

It's been revealed that the former Olympian's first photoshoot in his female persona will be for Vanity Fair—rumors are that none other than Annie Leibovitz will shoot the pics.

The pictorial is expected to hit the newsstands this summer and follows on from the co-ordinated but gradual exposure of Bruce's transition. It started with his interview with Diane Sawyer, moved onto the Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce special and is culminating in an eight part docu-series premiering in July on E! chronicling his new life as a woman.

Bruce has posed for his fair share of magazine covers over the years, including Sports Illustrated and GQ.  Leibovitz's talent is legendary and she has photographed the world's biggest celebrities over her 40 year career, including Queen Elizabeth, Michael Jackson and George Clooney.

This cover though, certainly marks a new experience for both of them!


Kim Kardashian’s “dream came true” when she finally landed that much coveted Vogue front cover—albeit alongside baby daddy Kanye West.

And, it appears, the photo shoot and article that accompany the controversial cover make it the gift that keeps on giving…

Case in point—this photo—which perfectly encapsulates Kimye’s life…

The photo, taken by Annie Leibovitz, shows Kanye taking a photo of Kim taking a selfie of herself (and baby North) surrounded by mirrors that fittingly allow for no self-reflection at all.

Then there’s the beautiful—not at ALL flowery prose that accompanies the photos.

Opening paragraph:

The fast-cooling Los Angeles afternoon air is filled with the scent of eucalyptus and mimosa, the gurgle of water as it tumbles down a fountain wall into a picture-perfect azure pool, the exultant strains of Pharrell Williams's "Happy," and a chorus of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," performed in unhappy a cappella by Annie Leibovitz and Kris Jenner.

The frantic warblings of this unlikely duo are intended to entertain the geographically named North West, perched between her father, Kanye West, creative polyglot, and his fiancée, North's mother, Kim Kardashian, cultural phenomenon — or Kimye, as the media has dubbed the telegenic pair while it relentlessly tracks their every move.


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