Becky Hammon, former WNBA player for the San Antonio Stars, ranked among the league’s 15 best players of 2011, is now the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs rank number one in the Southwest conference, putting Hammon at the helm of a $660 million powerhouse.
It’s refreshing to see the WNBA taken seriously, especially by the NBA. The lack of attention or praise the WNBA receives is incredibly disproportionate to the talent of its players. The WNBA averaged 80. Read More
Be still my gender non-conforming heart. We’ve recruited another human capable of flawlessly representing any and all genders to our secret cult. JK, there’s no cult. But Ruby Rose is totally queer, though, no JK about that.
Rose began her career as a model for Girlfriend magazine, moving on to MTV VJ-ing in 2008 after beating out 2000 other hopefuls for the spot. This opened the floodgates for Rose’s fame. Read More
The Satanic Temple (TST) is asking the SCOTUS for the same religious protections and exemptions it gave Hobby Lobby. This is a win for people with uteruses living under the new Informed Consent laws that 35 states have now enacted. Read More
Australian supermodel and budding actress Andrej Pejic – now known as Andreja - has come out as a trans woman, sharing her transition with the world through her Facebook page and an interview with People magazine.
Pejic told People, “One of my earliest memories is spinning around in my mom's skirt trying to look like a ballerina,” but that she truly came to terms with her gender at age 13. It was then that she discovered the terminology for her feelings and realized she didn’t have to live her life with the male identity she was assigned at birth. Read More
Imagine earning the opportunity to go out into the field and explore the world, as a budding young scientist, only to be greeted by predatory superiors.
In a PLOS ONE survey of mostly archaeologists and anthropologists, 64% of field scientists reported having experienced sexual harassment and 22% reported sexual assault in the field. The academic article also noted that “73% percent of female [medical trainees] had experienced workplace sexual harassment during their residency," meaning that this problem is not unique to scientists working in the field. Read More
Thanks to the wonderful people at Fresh 102.7, Tegan and Sara will be at Long Island on Saturday, July 26th to perform at the annual “Fresh in the Park” concert.
Fresh has a legacy of bringing big music acts to the biggest little island in the contiguous 48 US states, having already hosted big names like: Sara Bareilles, Plain White T’s, and A Great Big World.
This is certain to be their greatest show yet, though!(Disclaimer: I am a huge Tegan and Sara fan. Read More
I write this article from a loving place. John Legend is my mom’s favorite artist, and I’ve been conditioned to enjoy his smooth R&B style. I’m not a diehard fan, but I definitely agree that he and his music are cool.
However, liking a celebrity doesn’t mean it’s my job to defend problematic behavior. Personally, I think it means the opposite. Since I respect this person, I want them to do better. And, honestly, I think John Legend can do better than “You & I”. Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu
on Jul 18, 2014
Y’all have been keeping up with Beyoncé’s 10-part HBO series, “BEYONCÉ: X10”, right? If not, it’s only three parts in, so there’s still time to catch up! Just tune into HBO before "True Blood" at 8:55PM on Sundays to see Bey’s perfection in HD.
In even MORE exciting news, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, have agreed to a third HBO venture, allowing the channel to film their September 12th and 13th Paris shows for your viewing pleasure! The special will air in September. Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu
on Jul 17, 2014
Can I get an “Amen,” please? The wonderful Laverne Cox has made herstory as the first out trans person to ever be nominated for an Emmy in acting! Tune in for the results on August 25th at 8PM (EST) on NBC.
The “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” nomination celebrates her portrayal of Sophia Burset, the beauty extraordinaire of Litchfield Correctional Facility on “Orange is the New Black”. A breakout hit for Netflix, OITNB has also led to instant stardom for the talented cast. Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu
on Jul 09, 2014
Meet Sienne Josselin, the L.A. artist and educator behind siennejosselin.com! After a career in the public sector, Sienne went solo to concentrate on sharing her love of art through her breathtaking designs and devotion to teaching. Her site showcases her artisanal goods and freelance work in illustration, painting, photography, and printmaking. You can also check out her monthly philanthropic efforts. She recently spoke with us to discuss inspiration, art, and the importance of learning to breathe.
Keep reading for more on Sienne’s work. Read More