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There is some serious body love going down on Instagram right now.  A new account, @LoveYourLines, is a photo project that posts beautiful photos of women’s stretch marks. The account was created by two East Coast moms after a conversation about how their bodies have changed after pregnancy. It was an instant success, gaining over 24,000 followers in just eight days.   Each black and white photo is a close-up of a different woman’s body, and ... Read More
The latest project from art activist group FORCE is crossing the country this month with the goal of upsetting rape culture. At each stop on the Monument Quilt's 13-city tour, FORCE invites survivors to share their stories on quilt squares. The Monument Quilt's final stop is in Washington, D.C., where quilt squares will be stitched together to form the message "Not Alone".     Today the Monument Quilt visits NYC! Visit the Queens Museum from 3pm to ... Read More
I don't think I’ve been this interested in Little League baseball since… well, ever.   Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old from Philadelphia, threw a two-hitter this past weekend at her team’s opening game at the Little League World Series. For those of you who aren’t familiar with baseball lingo, that’s pretty damn good. Davis is only one of the two female players at the LLWS, and is now the first female pitcher in history to win ... Read More
When it comes to female directors we often think of BO$$ ladies like Sofia Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow, and Sarah Polley, but then…we begin to get stumped. This isn’t because there aren’t passionate women in the film industry, but more so the fact that those women aren’t being put in positions of power. According to the website womenmakemovies, the statistics about female directors in Hollywood are depressing. In 2013, only 16% of directors, ... Read More
It was nearly three months ago when 22-year-old Elliot Rodgers posted a frightening video on YouTube detailing his plan to “annihilate” women before viciously murdering two female students, four male students, and ultimately himself, at the University of California at Santa Barbara on May 23. The tragedy ignited national debates over gun control and mental health in the U.S. But the bulk of the discussion, facilitated by women under the ... Read More
I have a confession to make: I'm a compulsive list-maker. Of course, this isn't always a bad thing; I've learned the hard way that if I don't write something down, I most likely won't do it (or it'll take me weeks, or even months, to get around to). Short, daily to-do lists that split up bigger tasks into smaller incremental actions have been proven time and time again to increase productivity. But I wondered whether list-making was also diminishing my quality of ... Read More
  Is it just me, or has this been the loooonnngest week ever? And the news has certainly not given us much to lift our spirits, what with the tragic turn of events in Ferguson, the loss of some incredible talent, the horrible violence in Israel and Palestine—ugh. I need a hug. If you do, too, (and you're in NYC) head on over to Union Square this Tuesday and get one for free!  No, I don’t mean from those randos outside Forever 21 who write ... Read More
When officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a justified rage. With local the police force increasing militarization, including the use of tear gas and violence against protestors and reporters in order to quell the riots, there has been an flood of information from every corner of the internet on what is going on, from protestors to citizen journalists and everyone else on Twitter.  As a feminist ... Read More
In case you missed it, a fashion shoot by Indian photographer Raj Shetye made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The photo series depicted a model groped in various positions by men on a bus, and was particularly unsettling because of its eerie resemblance to the tragic 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year old woman on a bus in Delhi.   The shoot garnered some well-deserved backlash, including some from Bollywood music director Vishal Dadlani, ... Read More
Yesterday I went to Hannah Hart’s book signing at the Housing Works Bookstore on a whim and had my mind blown. I’m honestly still picking up the pieces.  I first watched Hannah’s Youtube series “My Drunk Kitchen” in 2011, after just moving away from my parents for the first time to start college. I remember feeling so awkward and insecure as I tried to adjust to my new environment and all these new faces and names that all had ... Read More
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