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We all know and love Dr. Seuss’s brilliant children’s books, texts, and artworks that taught us that love and compassion for every living soul can be magical; after all, “A person’s a person no matter how small.” His work has helped countless children navigate the confusion and excitement of growing up, made our futures seem full of endless fantasy: “Kid, you’ll move mountains!”  But guess what? He also wrote a book for adults, and although it didn’t do well commercially, it’s just as full of excitement...
Reported by the Los Angeles Times, a new group of Latina bicyclists are now riding the streets of LA with a mission. In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the fact that I am a failed Latina bicyclist, I took this article to heart. The nine-member female group, also known as the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade, uses “feminine positive” slogans and bike with a political purpose. Their group’s playful name intends to create “acknowledgement/acceptance/pride in one’s historically oppressed body,” as the Times says. In this sense, the...
Geena Davis is pretty much my hero, and we were thrilled to spot her hanging out around our BUST Craftacular space at Maker Faire this weekend. The actress has a long history of debunking female stereotypes in her films. In A League of Their Own she became a female athlete who made history; in Beetlejuice, she portrayed a warm, loving lady ghost who saved a teenage girl from being forced into a marriage with a demonic spirit. From her role in Thelma and Louise to her...
Le Vero - a Tokyo-based design company - has just come out with its newest collection: Business is Pleasure. The name really says it all as the inspiration for the collection came from the two designers’ love for passion in the work place. The new line includes personalized wallets, passport holders, computer bags, and business card cases.  Backed by Kickstarter, every piece of this collection is super chic with a retro flare. I totally know what I’m getting my sister for her...
Remember that time you were punk? Like, really, really into the idea: rejecting every established norm, living at the bar, and just doing things to do them. Although I came into the world two years before the Berlin Wall was destroyed, when I discovered punk culture in the late 90s, almost every idea I encountered stuck with me—the rejection of the majority, the music industry, the establishment,  utopian fantasies and, primarily, just being myself, completely regardless of everyone else’ opinions. So, personally, Pier Nicola D’Amico’s...
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