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“Free The Nipple” is a film with a mission to empower women across the world. It is an equality movement that stands up against female oppression and censorship prevalent around the world. The film, inspired by true events, follows a group of young women in New York City who protest the archaic censorship laws. It is illegal for a woman to be topless (including breastfeeding) in 35 states. The director of the film, Lina Esco told Variety, “This is about equality,” Esco says. “You can show beheadings...
  In 2012, educator Al Vernacchio gave a TED talk about everyone’s favorite things: pizza and sex. He was concerned with the fact that sex has too often been associated with baseball. Personally, I love this new pizza metaphor for sex. Whenever I heard the baseball/sex metaphor it was usually a man talking and I mean come on! It’s such a sexist way to describe sex. Plus I never liked baseball, so I’m a little biased.  Vernacchio shares my dislike of the metaphor prevalent in our culture....
“Stand Up to Clean Up,” is a new illustrated guide, put out by The Worker’s Justice Project, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, to empower female day-laborers who are often exploited and taken advantage without much recourse due to language barriers.  Gothamist reported on the guide earlier this week, and interviewed Carmen Fajardo, an Ecuadorian house cleaner, who described the safety hazards and risks she took for work.  "I remember that the cleaning products were very toxic and I didn’t have any protective equipment like gloves, or...
When it comes to fashion, my top priority is comfort. Sure, I’ll occasionally whip out those vintage stacked heel boots for a night out, but for day to day, I’m strictly a flats type of gal. That’s not to say I don’t care about footwear- oh I do. Sanuk's Secret Santa from California may have figured this out about my fashion sensibilities and sent me a sweet pair of their Spring 2015 Katlash, the most stylish little canvas flat I’ve ever tried. They have a slight...
This week’s giveaway is one of Nikki McClure’s fabulous wall calendars. She has been making these calendars faithfully for 16 years, and each year they get better and better.  They have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools. Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper with an x-acto knife.  Nikki features strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action. This year's verbs and nouns: Dare, Love, Equal, Outside, Mystery, Escape, Ever, Intuit, Subvert, 15,000 Years...