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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]

Got a Girl Crush On: The Julie Ruin’s video for “Just My Kind”

Summer summer summer crushes. Kathleen’s forever our kind.

(Filmed by Carmine Covelli, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz and Brendan Kennedy. Edited by Carmine Covelli)

Got a Girl Crush On: FKA Twigs - “Hide”

(via Yours Truly)

Got a Girl Crush On: Anna Sale’s podcast, Death, Sex & Money

"A podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you’ve heard of—and regular people you haven’t—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we’re here."

New(ish) radio show to fill your earholes that is part storytelling, part informative about the things we all constantly think about! Most recent fave includes the economist view of communal living and the seemingly unconventionality of marrying the openly gay father of your child. Check it out online or hear new episodes every other Wednesday!

Got a Girl Crush On: Anna Sale’s podcast, Death, Sex & Money

"A podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you’ve heard of—and regular people you haven’t—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we’re here."

New(ish) radio show to fill your earholes that is part storytelling, part informative about the things we all constantly think about! Most recent fave includes the economist view of communal living and the seemingly unconventionality of marrying the openly gay father of your child. Check it out online or hear new episodes every other Wednesday!

Got a Girl Crush On: "Life’s Swell" the original article about female surfers by Susan Orlean that inspired 90s cult surfer movie Blue Crush

Near 90-degree temps here in NYC has got me with vacation on the brain. Cue re-watching Spice Girls-era girl-power flick, Blue Crush.

Although the 2002 film depicts Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez ripping through big surf and eventually a women’s heat in the Pipeline Competition—a place for women to compete did not exist at the time of the film’s release. This changed in March 2005 when the Banzai Pipeline finally opened competition to women.

Susan Orlean’s Outside Magazine feature on a group of young surfer girls in Maui is an insight what it’s like to live in Hawaii and live surfing 24/7.

It must be hard to imagine an ordinary future and something other than a lunar calendar to consider if you’ve grown up in a small town in Hawaii, surfing all day and night, spending half your time on sand, thinking in terms of point breaks and barrels and roundhouse cutbacks. Or maybe they don’t think about it at all. Maybe these girls are still young enough and in love enough with their lives that they have no special foreboding about their futures, no uneasy presentiment that the kind of life they are leading now might eventually have to end.”

Orlean is no one-trick pony in the prose turned movie world, though. She also wrote "The Orchid Thief," which ultimately inspired Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation.