BY Michelle Beiter in Crafty on Feb 18, 2014 |
Illustrator, art educator, and feminist Maggie Lynn Negrete needs your help to get her badass coloring book off the ground. Yes, I did just throw badass and coloring book together, and I mean it. Maggie is the creator of the Adventuring Princesses series, a coloring/comic book that features two young princesses the way they should be featured -- doing awesome ass-kicking things.
An excerpt from the Kickstarter campaign:
"Adventuring Princesses relates ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Boob Tube on Feb 18, 2014 |
I'm not sure what it is, but I have a very deep love for entertainment that features a woman somewhat hopelessly trying to float amid the wreckage of her totally normal life--and if she's just barely keeping her head above water, I fall in love within thirty seconds.
I always find myself more inspired by less-than-inspiring portrayals of women's lives. When shows depict women that make it to work every single day no more than five minutes late with perfect hair, ... Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana in General on Feb 18, 2014 |
Dreading the beginning of the work week after President's Day weekend? Regretting going a little too hard while celebrating America's founding fathers? The adorable tumblr Animals Sitting on Capybaras is guaranteed to brighten your morning. The blog (and its accompanying twitter account) feature exactly what is advertised: over 100 images of small animals sitting on your favorite oversized rodent, the capybara. How are there so many different varieties of animals ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Feb 17, 2014 |
"It is a straightforward as ordering a salad with no olives" reads the punch line in this spot-on blog post about the not-so-blurred lines of consent. (Yes, we are glaring at you Robin Thicke and every radio station to play the shit out of that horrible song).A simple story of a lady date between two cousins turns into a deeply thoughtful and compelling narrative about the importance of consent, the horrid abundance of victim blaming that occurs even within ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2014 |
The internets and social media networks have been all abuzz about Ellen Page coming out in her speech at the Human Rights Campaign Time to Thrive Conference last week. If you live under a rock and/or haven’t watched it already, you really, really should. Her brave speech (seriously, tears just listening to her voice shake), the support from her fellow actors, and the media’s response to an actress choosing to “live openly and ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2014 |
An Australian film school, Media Arts Productions Skills (MAPS) showcases student work on their website and YouTube channel. As I browsed through the many thoughtful and well done student pieces, one film in particular stood out, as it hauntingly tackling the heavy topic of rape and sexual assault.
DAMSELS is a short but poignant film that tells the story of rape culture from the viewpoint of a young girl experiencing the lasting effects of sexual ... Read More
On Saturday night Leslie Hall, of Leslie & The LY's, took to the stage at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and charmed the pants off of every single member of the audience. (Well, not really. She did express her disappointment in how few pairs of pants were actually removed and tossed her way during her ultra-fun song “No Pants Policy”).
But it’s the high energy and lovable presence of Leslie that captivates her crowd and pretty ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Feb 17, 2014 |
The episode begins with a cheeky shoutout to the world of Wes Anderson: a montage of Marnie preparing a spooky-yet-eleganza beachside manse for a girls-only weekend, complete with a banana-yellow title frame and chipper, and Tenenbaums-y strings in the background. It’s already clear that shit’s gonna get weird.
Now settled in that strange place where quirk meets melancholy, the crew arrives. Jessa has decided to ride in the back of the bus “for ... Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana in General on Feb 16, 2014 |
March is International Women's History Month, and Oakland art gallery Betti Ono is kicking off the season with the West Coast premiere of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's acclaimed street art project Stop Telling Women To Smile. The project, which we've mentioned on our blog in the past, started in Brooklyn, NY, and features posters of women positioned above captions concerning gendered violence. Fazlalizadeh will be Artist in Residence at Betti ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in General on Feb 14, 2014 |
Yaya Alafia, veteran of America’s Next Top Model (S3) turned actress (catch her in Lee Daniels’ The Butler) recently lent her intelligent voice to an NPR segment celebrating Black History Month. In this short interview, Alafia expertly side-skirts that ever-infuriating-for-a-natural-haired-woman-question ("Is that your real hair?"...her answer is priceless), and discusses her vantage as a woman growing up bi-racial and bi-national; she has both ... Read More