“My girlfriend and I went on a 2+ month long backpacking trip across Morocco, Turkey and several European countries. We are both artists and are making a book of photographs from the photos we collected on our trip. We created a few series throughout the trip and one of them is called “twenty one beds”, in which we took self portraits in every bed, couch or floor we slept on throughout the trip.” - Yaek Malka
Got a Girl Crush On: Kelly Allen, future paralympian kayaker
Kelly was born without most of her left leg, but that hasn’t stopped her from becoming one of the best young kayakers in the country. Her positivity and strength are super inspiring for your Monday morning!
She is an elite athlete who has represented the U.S.A. in kayaking competitions. She also teaches kayaking to wounded veterans as part of their recovery.
Miserable and Worthless is a collection of badass female artists (including former girl crushes Gemma Correll, Leah Goren, plenty of new ones, and also GAGC’s own Meg Wachter) wrapped into one whopping phone-book of a zine!
You can order your own copy in their shop now! Check it out!
Got a Girl Crush On: Katelyn Campbell, a West Virginia high school senior who’s standing up to bullying and slut shaming from her principal. When Katelyn spoke out against abstinence-only education at her school, her principal threatened to call the college she’ll be attending to tell them she has “bad character.”
Despite being threatened, Campbell is not backing down. She hopes that filing this injunction [with the ACLU] will protect her freedom of speech to continue advocating for comprehensive sexual health resources for West Virginia’s youth. “West Virginia has the ninth highest pregnancy rate in the U.S.,” Campbell told the Gazette. “I should be able to be informed in my school what birth control is and how I can get it. With the policy at GW, under [principal] George Aulenbacher, information about birth control and sex education has been suppressed. Our nurse wasn’t allowed to talk about where you can get birth control for free in the city of Charleston.”