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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.

Got a Girl Crush On: Kaja Gunnufsen - “Faen Ta”

Here’s something I’ve been playing a lot this weekend. I was pleased to find that the video is just as good. Go ahead – give her album Faen Kaja a listen. You won’t be disappointed.

Totes are totes in! Patches too! The magazine is on deck! STAY TUNED BABIES!

Totes are totes in! Patches too! The magazine is on deck! STAY TUNED BABIES!

Got a Girl Crush On: Tina Belcher
Yes, we know she’s a cartoon (and unwittingly voiced by a dude), but TV hasn’t seen such an inadvertent teenage feminist since Darlene Connor. 

Rookie sums it up best.

Got a Girl Crush On: Tina Belcher

Yes, we know she’s a cartoon (and unwittingly voiced by a dude), but TV hasn’t seen such an inadvertent teenage feminist since Darlene Connor

Rookie sums it up best.

Got a Girl Crush On: Swoon’s new art installation at the Brooklyn Museum

Run, don’t walk, to Callie’s new exhibit opening TONIGHT!

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installation in our rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage.

Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.

Swoon studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and has become active in such humanitarian activities as Konbit Shelter Project, which helps Haitians create sustainable buildings, and Transformazium in Braddock, Pennsylvania, which works with local residents to revitalize their community.

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
April 11—August 24, 2014
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/swoon

    Got a Girl Crush On: Tamara from Sydney’s Heavy Metal Viking Pole Dance

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    115% successfully funded! We couldn’t be more thrilled with all the support! THANK YOU to all who could help and stay-tuned to all for Issue #3 coming to print soon!! 

    115% successfully funded! We couldn’t be more thrilled with all the support! THANK YOU to all who could help and stay-tuned to all for Issue #3 coming to print soon!! 

    We are so thrilled to feature Yael Malka & Cait Oppermann’s “Twenty-one Beds” photo essay in Issue #3 of Got a Girl Crush Magazine!

    In July 2012, we embarked on a 70-day long backpacking trip across nine European countries, Turkey, and Morocco.  We photographed things differently in every city we went to and were naturally interested in different things as the trip went on.  The one thing we consistently photographed in each place we went was the bed, couch, or floor we slept on.  Each photograph varies in terms of the setting as well as our body language and expressions which were affected by the stage of the trip we were on, how exhausted we were, how sunburnt we were on a given day.  No matter what city or country we were in, the surface we slept on was consistently a place of refuge and served as our temporary idea of “home.”

    What’s in Issue #3? We’re working on this issue as we speak and hope to launch it in April 2014. We’ve got some great interviews, essays & articles lined up. 

    Here’s who you’ll find in Issue #3:

    Spread the word and chip in what you canevery bit helps and we’ve got some awesome rewards too! The campaign runs through March 21st, and as with all Kickstarter campaigns—it’s all or nothing, baby! There are a ton of cool rewards at every level and you can essentially pre-order Issue #3 (with some bonus goodies!) starting at $25! We hope you’re as excited as we are to bring the magazine to print and thank you for all your support! Every little bit helps and we thank everyone who’s already helped bring us closer to our goal!

    Got a Girl Crush On: Caroline Ervin and Cristen Conger of the Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast

    Stuff Mom Never Told You is the audio podcast from Discovery and HowStuffWorks that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle. Fueled by boundless curiosity and rigorous research, Cristen and Caroline are girls-next-door gender experts who skillfully decode the biology, psychology and sociology of ladies and gents, from their evolutionary past to millennial present, to better understand what modern womanhood is really about…because life is full of Stuff Mom Never Told You.

    Read more about our favorite podcast duo in our next issue….But we Need Your Help! Since the beginning, we wanted Got a Girl Crush Magazine to be an advertising-free publication, which is why we’ve created a Kickstarter to help bring it to print

    What’s in Issue #3? We’re working on this issue as we speak and hope to launch it in April 2014. We’ve got some great interviews, essays & articles lined up. 

    Here’s who you’ll find in Issue #3:

    Spread the word and chip in what you canevery bit helps and we’ve got some awesome rewards too! The campaign runs through March 21st, and as with all Kickstarter campaigns—it’s all or nothing, baby! There are a ton of cool rewards at every level and you can essentially pre-order Issue #3 (with some bonus goodies!) starting at $25! We hope you’re as excited as we are to bring the magazine to print and thank you for all your support! Every little bit helps and we thank everyone who’s already helped bring us closer to our goal!

    (photos by Amber Fouts)

    We’re over 60% funded 2 weeks after launching our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to print Issue #3 of Got a Girl Crush Magazine!!

    The campaign runs through March 21st, and as with all Kickstarter campaigns—it’s all or nothing, baby! There are a ton of cool rewards at every level and you can essentially pre-order Issue #3 (with some bonus goodies!) starting at $25! We hope you’re as excited as we are to bring the magazine to print and thank you for all your support! Every little bit helps and we thank everyone who’s already helped bring us closer to our goal!

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