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Got a Girl Crush On: Margot Adler, NPR reporter and Wiccan priestess
Margot died Monday at the age of 68.

Margot once wrote in an e-mail that she absorbed the values of many of her colleagues in developing her own view of life - a belief, she said in a world without snark, of deep values, and that despite everything she’d experienced and encountered and covered, an abiding belief that people were basically good.

Read more of David Folkenflick’s remembrance here.
(Photo by Michael Paras/NPR)

Got a Girl Crush On: Margot Adler, NPR reporter and Wiccan priestess

Margot died Monday at the age of 68.

Margot once wrote in an e-mail that she absorbed the values of many of her colleagues in developing her own view of life - a belief, she said in a world without snark, of deep values, and that despite everything she’d experienced and encountered and covered, an abiding belief that people were basically good.

Read more of David Folkenflick’s remembrance here.

(Photo by Michael Paras/NPR)

Got a Girl Crush On: The weirdly beautiful hirsute world of artist Winnie Truong

winnietruong.com

Got a Girl Crush On: Kooky animal lady, humorist, & illustrator, Lisa Hanawalt

I first was introduced to Lisa’s work by getting bold with a friend and posing in our birthday suits for Mike Perry’s drawing collective marathon, Get Nude, Get Drawn series and was smitten by her take at the could be tried age-old format of live figure drawing (editor’s note - the is not me in the previous link). Upon seeking out her actual portfolio, I can’t stop giggling at the world Lisa creates (like Coyote Doggirl, or Tuca the Toucan who lives in the city).

Check out more of her work over at www.lisahanawalt.com!

(via: lisahanawalt)

Got a Girl Crush On: Replica

This 3/4 female punk band from Oakland puts on an amazing live show, like the one I saw down by the train tracks in Pittsburgh. They are fast, loud, passionate, unapologetic, and 100% girl crush material.

Got a Girl Crush On: Cards Against Harassment
In the same upfront, on-the-street, calling to attention ethos as Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s ”Stop Telling Women to Smile” street art project, Cards Against Harassment to counter what is thought as socially acceptable behavior towards women. 
Minnesota women Lindsey started confronting the strangers that comment on her appearance and films their reactions when she calls them out, and since has gone to make cards to give the would-be “compliment givers” in hopes they’ll think about their actions.
I can only hope I could possibly adopt her level-headedness and mediating skills in situations of affront and being made feel vulnerable and unsafe. 


Download your own cards (or submit your own ideas) at www.cardsagainstharassment.com.
(via HuffPo)

Got a Girl Crush On: Cards Against Harassment

In the same upfront, on-the-street, calling to attention ethos as Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s ”Stop Telling Women to Smile” street art project, Cards Against Harassment to counter what is thought as socially acceptable behavior towards women. 

Minnesota women Lindsey started confronting the strangers that comment on her appearance and films their reactions when she calls them out, and since has gone to make cards to give the would-be “compliment givers” in hopes they’ll think about their actions.

I can only hope I could possibly adopt her level-headedness and mediating skills in situations of affront and being made feel vulnerable and unsafe. 

Download your own cards (or submit your own ideas) at www.cardsagainstharassment.com.

(via HuffPo)

Got a Girl Crush On: Hurray for the Riff Raff: I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)

A rad girl-gang-themed video, and a chat about how wanderlust can set you free.

Interview by Paula Mejia.

(via rookiemag)

www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com

Got a Girl Crush On: The Inspired Women of LA

Inspired Women of Los Angeles connects creatives for conscious exploration & collaboration in the arts by hosting exclusive meet-ups, work-shops, parties & a members only network & directory. 

We’re inspired by these ladies who, much in the same vein of this blog (and magazine), works to bridge and support women in their community directly. We think this is a great example for other women to start similar lady tribes in their own towns!

Photographs of their one year anniversary meet-up by IWLA founder Megan Kathleen McIsaac.

(via inspiredwomenofla)

Got a Girl Crush On: GAGC Issue #1 alumna, Jenny Slate in Obvious Child.

Obvious Child is a without apologies and unlikely romantic comedy written and directed by a woman, and about a woman seeking to get an abortion. This movie, while at times may be slightly forced, is important. Before some of you may write this off as liberal pro-choice propaganda, I urge you to see it. It’s crass, it’s emotional, it’s funny.

"We made the feature in response to a bunch of romantic comedies that were about unplanned pregnancy and ended in childbirth,” she explains. “I liked Knocked Up a lot, and I liked Juno and Waitress. But they are the reason why we made this movie as a reaction.”

The choice to terminate a pregnancy is rarely shown anywhere in our culture, she continues: “Especially in movies, they never let the woman make the other choice — or even say the word ‘abortion.’” (—Director Gillian Robespierre)

For more, check out Fresh Air interview with director Gillian Robespierre & Jenny Slate with Terry Gross

Got a Girl Crush On: former child stars who put acting on hold for science & math

Danica McKellar played Winnie Cooper in the television show The Wonder Years, and went onto write four non-fiction books: Math Doesn’t SuckKiss My MathHot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in math. Currently Danica hosts a fun mathy show on Nerdist’s YouTube channel called Math Bites!

Mayim Bialik will forever be known  as sunflower-adorned quirky teen on the 90s tv show, Blossom (and now on the nerd-themed show, The Big Bang Theory). But in 2007 Bialik obtained her Ph.D. for her dissertation in an investigation of hypothalamic activity in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Natalie Portman was only 13 when she first debuted in The Professional, and she shot Star Wars Episode I while still in high school. As a student, Portman co-authored two research papers that were published in scientific journals. Her 1998 high school paper, “A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar,” co-authored with scientists Ian Hurley and Jonathan Woodward, was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called “Frontal lobe activation during object permanence: data from near-infrared spectroscopy” during her psychology studies at Harvard. But, being smart certainly doesn’t affect your sense of humor.

[sources: wiki]