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Talking about domestic violence. Part 1

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Amy Poehler on being 32 flavors and then some. 

Story here.

YESSS!!!

Read Amanda Marcotte on why this feels soooo good.

Awesome! Love it, Lupita.#empathy Awesome! Love it, Lupita.#empathy Awesome! Love it, Lupita.#empathy Awesome! Love it, Lupita.#empathy

Becky Hammon, former WNBA star, is hired as an assistant coach by the San Antonio Spurs — the 1st woman hired to coach in the NBA.

YEAH!

I searched for this old post as I’m learning new hip alignment from a new yoga teacher. I still love it all.

getitgirls:

On the first day of Sociology 101, in 2002, Professor Evans asked everyone in our class to look down at how our legs were positioned as we sat. She asked the women if we had our legs crossed, and asked the men if their legs were open. I think she may have asked the same about our arms. We…

Stephen Colbert gives advice to young women on how to handle cat callers, how to talk to Dad about sleepovers with your boyfriend, and how to know if a person likes you. The last minutes are so feel-good.

Thanks, Rookie and Stephen. It’s so awesome to hear this male, dad perspective.

“Growing up, I didn’t read novels by women. It’s not that I didn’t want to. It’s almost like I didn’t think that I needed to or, I guess, I didn’t know that I needed to. I was perfectly happy in a world contained by men. I adopted the posture of the brooding male as my own. I was Salinger, I was Kerouac, I was any male protagonist in a novel that one of my boyfriends recommended. I didn’t know that there was a specific female sadness so I was content with relating to a generalized one. And in a way, reading these novels was less of a way to relate and more of a way to learn how to be the type of girl that these male novelists liked. One of my first ambitions wasn’t to be a writer – it was to be a writer’s muse.”

Gabby Bess, in Dazed (via electric-cereal)

Amen! I totally know lots of these feelings. And how amazing is it when you hear the female voice speaking what you already know?

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Women As Sumo Warriors

“It’s one of those things, like, maybe in a hundred years from now you could say ‘my great, great grandma was [a sumo wrestler].’”

Oh, AAAAAAA-MEN, Michelle! I don’t even have a child, and what she says about being a working woman made me want to jump up and down and fist pump. 

Still I Rise


You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

 

Thank you, Maya Angelou. RIP. 

I like my body because it’s magic.

Happy birthday to Louise Bethune, America’s first female architect who designed, among other buildings, the Lafayette Hotel, completed in 1904.
More badass women born in July here. Happy birthday to Louise Bethune, America’s first female architect who designed, among other buildings, the Lafayette Hotel, completed in 1904.
More badass women born in July here.

Happy birthday to Louise Bethune, America’s first female architect who designed, among other buildings, the Lafayette Hotel, completed in 1904.

More badass women born in July here.