Imagine browsing the racks of your favorite thrift store and finding the perfect dress. It fits like a dream and is super cheap—but wait! Is there a hidden poem on that tag?! Seems like the kind of thing that only happens in movies or dreams, but Agustina Woodgate is making it a reality with the latest form of guerrilla arts activism. The Miami-based interdisciplinary artist has committed to spreading a little more art and beauty to unexpected places, and ... Read More
Is the best moment of your day is when you finally can return home and wriggle out of those too-tight pants, pinching shoes, or bra with poking underwire, and engulf yourself in a big fluffy robe?  Me too. And that's why artist Lauren Maul, created the  The Comfortable Girl comic blog. She describes herself as, "Just your average comfortable girl, seeking a life free form tight clothes and trying to be pretty." She's an advocate of maintaining a ... Read More
After 12 feature length films, Pixar is introducing its first female lead in Brave. Though the protagonist, Merida, is a Scottish princess, she does not wait around in towers to be saved. In fact, she appears to have a will of her own, defies her parents, takes matters into her own hands, does physical fighting, and is generally ‘brave,’ as the title suggests.  She even does archery and fights off bears—pretty badass. Watch the official ... Read More
Hint: don’t rely on standard compliments about their appearance. We’re all guilty of it: when being introduced to a perfectly coiffed little girl wearing some absurdly frilly dress it’s almost impossible to restrain from commenting. It is what we have been culturally conditioned to do. But these seemingly innocent off-hand comments build our appearance-obsessed culture, which has an effect on these girls, as anyone who’s seen Toddlers and ... Read More
“Women are good. They’re more devious,” says Doris Bohrer, 88, a former World War II OSS operative, as she bemoans the scarcity of women in her field. But a couple of years ago fate brought her together with a fellow female operative, Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh, 96, at Prince William County Retirement Community in Virgina decades after their services. They were two of the few women in Morale Operations at the time. Always referred to ... Read More