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Meet Juana Matias of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Despite having never held elected office, the determined 29-year-old toppled her competition - two seasoned men - in the primary race to become the Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 16th Essex District. ... [Read More]
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]
Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge in 1951 while being treated for cervical cancer. The “immortal cell line” became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the ... [Read More]
"What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done… Just you wait! Just you wait!" - Cleo, age 6, dressed and singing as American statesman Alexander Hamilton (from the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda).
According to Cleo’s mom, Carrie Goldman, ... [Read More]
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]
Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old author, Air Force veteran, fitness guru, mother of two and wife, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered.
Something felt funny in her right eye, too. ... [Read More]
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]
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]