Documentary Chronicles One Woman’s Crusade To Confront Body Loathing/Shaming And Inspire Self-Acceptance

Documentary Chronicles One Woman’s Crusade To Confront Body Loathing/Shaming And Inspire Self-Acceptance

June 29, 2016 by

In 2013, when Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional “before” and “after (bearing three children)” photo it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. ... [Read More]

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Swedish Woman Runs 1144 Miles Alone Through Iran

June 28, 2016 by

Alone through Iran, 1144 Miles Of Trust follows Swedish ultra-runner Kristina Paltén on her journey as she becomes the first woman ever to cross Iran by foot. Kristina chose to run in Iran as a way to challenge her own prejudices against the country. Prior to her adventure, all she knew about Iran was what she learned from Western media coverage. “Today I feel like ‘Muslim’ has become synonymous with ... [Read More]

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Don’t Call Me A ‘Female Racecar Driver’… My Gender Has No Bearing On My Ability To Race

June 28, 2016 by

By Julia Landauer - Imagine you’re in a firesuit and helmet, strapped tightly into the seat of a racecar. You’re going full throttle down the straightaway; the car is vibrating and the engine is roaring. You hit the brakes and the weight shifts to the front of the car as you turn in, using all your core and arm strength to wrench the wheel. ... [Read More]

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Her Sister’s Death Inspired This Closeted Gay Woman To Live In Her Own Colorful World

June 28, 2016 by

By Heidi Blum - I was a closeted gay woman surrounded by white-hued walls and yearning for my own colorful world. My sister's death changed everything. All my life, my walls have been painted different shades of white, and beige. Ordinary, predictable hues, “normal” and controllable in feel. ... [Read More]

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It’s Shark Week! Meet Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark, Also Known As The “Shark Lady”

June 27, 2016 by

It’s Shark Week! In celebration we’d like to introduce you to woman you should know Eugenie Clark, also known as the “Shark Lady”. To give us the 4-1-1 on the renowned American ichthyologist, we’ve recruited Dale DeBakcsy, a math and science teacher, ... [Read More]

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Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD

June 27, 2016 by

By Brittany Policastro - I was 21 years old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn’t have an abbreviation, it doesn’t roll off your tongue like say, chlamydia. It just kind of sticks in your mouth like a wad of stale chewing gum. Anyway, enough with the stalling. I’ve been putting off writing this post for about a year now, ... [Read More]

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I’m Done With One-Way Relationships

June 26, 2016 by

I’m done with them in real life. I’m done with them on social media. Despite what others—including myself in the past—have said, you can escape middle school. All you have to do is leave. I’m leaving. This has been a really hard year for me with a lot of personal pain. How I cope with it and survive it depends on me. I finally understand something my mother always said: “You can’t change other people, ... [Read More]

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Street Heroines: A Film Tribute To Female Graffiti & Street Artists

June 24, 2016 by

Street Heroines is a collection of stories that celebrate female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways. Filmmaker Alexandra Henry was inspired to start the documentary project while living in São Paulo in 2011, where there’s a vibrant street art scene. ... [Read More]

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