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Illustrator Inspires Daughter With Badass Women From History Lunchbox Napkins

November 28, 2016 by

Every day with her 9-year-old daughter’s lunch, illustrator Meaghan Elderkin includes a napkin with a message, drawing or just a little bit of love and inspiration. Each week Meaghan chooses a theme, which has included dinosaurs, other animals and lots of fun, silly jokes and puns. But when the U.S. election didn’t turn out the winner ... [Read More]

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“Hip-Hop And Hijabs” Amirah Sackett Uses Dance To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslim Women

November 18, 2016 by

Click image to play video Amirah Sackett is a dancer, choreographer, curator, and teacher based out of Chicago, IL. In 2011 she developed We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, a hip-hop performance that includes educational lectures and workshops that educate the public and create a dialogue between ... [Read More]

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Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman… Artist Matt Jones Shows Us Why

November 16, 2016 by

We need zero convincing that Wonder Woman is the greatest superhero of all time, but we still love it when an artist chooses to creatively illustrate her unparalleled badassery. So in early 2015 we connected with multimedia storyteller and 3D animation guru Matt Jones about his original comic - Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman. It's the perfect blend ... [Read More]

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Artist Building A Parthenon Of Banned Books As Monument To Intellectual Freedom

November 7, 2016 by

Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.” The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]

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Delightful Doodle Magnets Celebrate Women in Science, Music and Sport

November 1, 2016 by

Jodi Lynn, an illustrator from Detroit, MI, has been doodling ever since she could pick up a pencil, but it wasn’t until a few years ago, when she made her first shrinky dink, that she decided to share her delightful doodles with the world. And boy are we glad she did! “I did my first shrink film doodles while watching the Cosmos. ... [Read More]

Coloring Books To Help Melt That Election Stress Away

October 27, 2016 by

With less than two weeks left until Election Day, nearly half of American voters are experiencing election-related stress. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that regardless of political affiliation, 52% of American adults say the 2016 election is a significant source of stress in their lives. “We’re seeing that it doesn’t matter whether you’re registered as a ... [Read More]

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Meet Lipstick Lex… Her Art Starts With A Kiss On Canvas (Literally)

October 26, 2016 by

Meet Alexis Fraser, a Toronto-based artist who uses an ingenious technique to create paintings in a style she calls "kiss print pointillism." To do it, she applies lipstick, puckers up, and smooches a large-scale canvas, over and over again, until her lips have painted a portrait. Our minds were completely blown when we first saw her work, and we were desperate to know more. ... [Read More]

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Tattoo Artist India Amara Perfectly Articulates Why So Many Of Us Get Inked

October 26, 2016 by

India Amara is a tattoo artist based in Toronto. Most of her art focuses on dark florals, ornamental and sacred imagery. In this profile from Raina + Wilson, India talks about her approach to life and her work. “My intention is creating something for someone to wear that empowers them and gives them a better sense of themselves.” ... [Read More]

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