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I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people. 

**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than 
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**

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“If all cosmos were the same distance apart, gravity would pull them all in the same direction. They’d remain perfectly aligned, and precisely nothing would happen. Irregularity, imperfection, and lack of order in hydrogen compacts, atoms of gas gravitating away from each other, and compressed temperatures is what created our universe. Perfection in our galaxy simply does not exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” —Stephen Hawking Utilize this as an analogy next time attempt to undermine your self-worth caused by fallacious and subjective standards one must meet in order to attain aesthetic appeal. Symmetric cannot be created if its source is asymmetric.


It’s on us as adults to teach children... x

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Submission from our Facebook Page: Smart Girls at the (8th Birthday) Party! The girls and their moms painted self-portraits and added positive adjectives to them :) 
We love this idea! 


Banned Books Week kicks off next week, and we want you to be ready! Here are a week of outfits inspired by banned books, created by Kristy Pirone!

All the details regarding the outfits can be found on the Quirk blog, here

Now go get dressed, and celebrate banned books! 

To learn more about Banned Books Week, visit!

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October-December sketch no.3

Yesterday Smart Girls at the Party reblogged my watercolor doodle of an Amy Poehler quote (They found it through Huffington Post Women - follow em on tumblr!!). Smart Girls is a wonderful amazing awesome web series started by Amy that is all about empowering women and answering earnest questions about life, love, and all that stuff!!I thought I’d finally finish up this painting I started a while back of my QUEEN, AMY HERSELF! ♥♥ Hope you guys like it!

Amy Poehler, Queen of (our) Hearts ♥ 


Seth Casteel, the photographer behind Underwater Dogs, is back with the adorable series Underwater Puppies (available at Barnes & Noble). Casteel, who taught over 1500 puppies how to swim, hopes to raise awareness of rescue and adoption as well as water safety for pets with these playful photos.

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After 260 years, the stodgiest golf club in the world will finally welcome women

On the same day the United Kingdom’s fate was decided, another landmark vote was cast in Scotland. This one decided whether the Royal and Ancient Golf Club — long regarded as the symbolic home of golf — would finally welcome female members. 

By an overwhelming 85% majority, members voted to throw out the sexist and antiquated ban on women in favor of a mixed club. It only took 260 years for the men-only club to stop being discriminatory. 

About time. | Follow micdotcom

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Robin Williams & Koko, 2001

“Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away.”

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Jasmin Lai

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Studio visit with UO. photos by Marisa Chavetz. Check out interview HERE.

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The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:

"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."

Photograph by Pari Dukovic