I've known the Boon family since I was six years old. James has made a great short film about his family's life with Friedreich's Ataxia.
"Think of looking at your phone as the same as taking a call."
We all know someone who is obsessed with eating "healthy" food, right? They may be suffering from Orthorexia.
Like the author of Myths of glamor: faerytale archetypes & female form, I too was never the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. This piece is heart-breaking & inspiring & powerful & I hope you take the time to read it in its entirety.
"For all of society’s focus on the mad pixie dream girls, we miss out on the power of the other mythical archetypes: the lilliths, celestial sprites, the crones, the bloody-toothed daemoness, the mermaids who sing ships to watery graves, the serpentine enchantresses, the Amazons, nymphs, green witches, the goddesses who birth universes while masturbating and who eat the heads of men, medusas, the ogresses…"Feminist Mormon Housewives stand with Wendy Davis. Yes, you read that correctly. (via Lani Wendt Young)
"I don’t know anyone who is “pro-choice” that thinks abortions are fun or lovely or great. They just realize that abortions are sometimes necessary."
Nobody hates Jennifer Lawrence. Not even hate groups.
Teachers, take note ~ Mispronouncing names affects children.
Hard to watch, but also fascinating ~ Watch A Teacher Make Her 3rd-Grade Kids Hate Each Other For The Best Reason Imaginable.
“She was an expert in all the departments of living well.”
Native Appropriations (new fave!) tells an inspiring story of how brands can work with indigenous imagery in an appropriate (pun not intended) manner. (via Morgue)
"Throughout this whole process, I’ve been impressed with PF’s ability to admit they were wrong and learn from their mistakes. Something that I think all of us struggle with, and is even harder for a huge multi-national company to do. From Day 1, Elie admitted they messed up, and was willing to do all they could to make it right."
"By this time, Zimmerman is losing his patience. “I’ve gone through it a million times.” Despite his passion for justice, repeated questions about the death of a 17-year-old boy at his own hands annoys him."
No strings attached! ~