Distortion is another way of Reclaiming Beauty.
With Some Selfies, the Uglier the Better - NY Times
“One of the things ugly selfies do for girls is strip the conventional approaches to ‘prettiness.’ It’s a reminder that your face has other avenues of expression. That it doesn’t necessarily have to be rooted in attractiveness.”
My latest — on girls, ugly selfies, and rejecting conventional beauty standards. Featuring the always-trend-setting Ruby Karp.
No, I say, I don’t have anything against men. Just stupid men.
I believed that Maggie Estep was truly the poet laureate of MTV when I saw her in high school and still have her one and only album. I even got to perform one of her poems in high school drama class and… it was not for the faint of heart.
(edit: what I believe is her one and only album)
Maggie. Back in the day.
February 4, 1913: Rosa Parks Is Born
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her 1955 refusal to move from a bus seat reserved for whites triggered a national campaign to end segregation. She became an important symbol of the Civil Rights Movement and is known as ‘the first lady of civil rights.’
Photo: Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Archives)Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Archives)
A few days late I am
Stephen Colbert interviews Pussy Riot.
This interview made me tear up, laugh out loud, and beam with joy. These women are incredible.
For the whole thing, go here, which is where I watched it.
4-year-old genius invited to join MENSA
Anala Beevers is just four years old, but she already knows the location and capital of every US state. She learned the alphabet at four months of age, then at eighteen months learned numbers in Spanish. The precociously intelligent youngster claims she’s smarter than her parents, and both mom and dad agree.
Her genius has not gone unnoticed, and has led to an invitation to join MENSA, an international organization for the ‘super-smart.’ MENSA, which is mostly populated by adults, usually claims members with intelligence in the top 2% of the populace. Anala, who can also identify planets and dinosaurs, is in the top 1%. [Continue reading and watch video of Anala in action.]
I spend a lot of my days and nights as these two.