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  “What are you?” Demetrius, my fellow sixth-grade student and keeper of my pre-pubescent anxiety, had asked me randomly one day. It had been a good day because I hadn’t had a panic attack on the school bus that morning. Any day that started out with successfully avoiding a full-fledged anxiety meltdown in my twelve-year-old body was a good fucking day indeed.I had glanced at him, unsure and nervous. Unsure because I had no idea what he meant, nervous because a person was talking to me.“Huh?”...
Frida Kahlo was known for pushing boundaries in her art and in her wardrobe. These rare family portraits portray a different look for Kahlo than her signature colorful, flowing dresses. In these family portraits taken by her father, Guillermo Kahlo, a 17-year-old Kahlo is dressed in a three-piece suit and tie. She looks sternly at the camera, striking in every picture. Her intense gaze and confident stature make it look as if she is playing the part of a son. Kahlo had no issue pushing the...
Fee-fi-fo-fum! Some LUSH customers have discovered something surprising cropping up in their drains after using their LUSH Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar in the shower! The solid lotion bar contains shea butter, cinnamon leaf oil, and aduki beans.  They claim that, after using the bar in the shower, beans fall out and down the drain and... Well, grow into plants! Here’s the kicker, ladies & germinators: the LUSH website explicitly informs customers to keep their Wiccy Magic bars “somewhere cool, dry, and out of direct sunlight.”...
Whatʼs the difference between calling someone out and calling someone in? Iʼm not the authority on this, but I think itʼs intent. Calling someone out doesnʼt foster community or reinforce values, itʼs meant to shame someone. Calling someone in is recognizing that they are a human being who makes mistakes, just like you, and is meant to educate rather than humiliate someone. There is a way to engage in productive, meaningful conversation.Zendaya recently opened a dialogue in an interview with POPSUGAR regarding cultural appropriation.  When...
"These are our Maremma sheepdogs, Fritz, Ernst, and Bertie, who guard the ranch--they're part of our family in a big way. Every morning we take a perimeter walk, familiarizing them with the land." Fiber Rancher Ashley Yousling shows us what life is like on her North Idaho FarmA lot of 9-5ers daydream about ditching the cubicle and moving to a farm—but Ashley Yousling actually did it. After a year of preparation, in August, the fiber-focused blogger, podcaster, and yarn purveyor behind the Woolful brand traded her...
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