Saturday, May 30, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
- This Tumblr is everything
- Remember last week when I posted those Klaus Nomi videos? Well in my research I found these old Jägermeister ads from the 80's which are pretty fucking fantastic.
- I've been having a Joan Baez moment lately…
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
It wasn’t until my Junior year of college, when I took my first women’s studies course, that I realized I had received absolutely no education on women’s history. I had read women’s literature prior (The Bell Jar, Girl, Interrupted) but I always viewed these as fictionalized pieces of work. These were also works that I sought out and read in my personal time, and not as part of any curriculum. Therefore, they were not to be taken as seriously as the academic texts I read in school.
After I took that first women’s studies course, everything changed because I had finally found an area of study that I wanted to dedicate my life to and become an advocate for. I loved seeing the wheels in the heads of sorority sisters turn when they considered why they really wore makeup. And most of all, I loved that fiction became a conductor for social change.
When college ended and I moved back to Omaha, I felt incredibly lucky to meet and become friends with so many amazing women who had similar views and experiences as I did. I learned so much from these women, and now I’m going to try to put that knowledge and awareness of the political, economic and social inequalities that face women today, out into the world in hopes of enacting change.
So my questions are these. How in 2015 do we not have:
- Primary or secondary curriculum focusing on the efforts, movements and successes of women throughout history
- Affordable and convenient child care options for mothers
- Legitimate research and testing on female contraception(s), affordable and available abortions, pregnancy counseling, and accessible post-partum resources for ALL women
- A culture that teaches boys and men to respect girls and women. A culture that stops blaming women for experiencing sexual, physical and verbal harassment. A culture that also is inclusive of the experiences of women of color and transgendered individuals.
- EQUAL PAY
I’m angry that we live in a world where women are still treated like second class citizens. Where we are not in charge of our own bodies. And guess what? IT’S OK FOR WOMEN TO BE ANGRY.
- So these videos are seriously everything. Watch both of them. You won't be disappointed.
- I know Mother's day was a few weeks ago, but this A to Z Guide of the best fictional moms is just wonderful. Reading it also inadvertently sent me into a Gilmore Girls black-hole (yet again).
- Uh, so these vases rule.
- This History of Brunch from the 1930's, 1960's and 1980's is an interesting read through the lens of the female experience. I actually still like the 60's idea of making brunch for an overnight guest ;)
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Geez, can you believe we're already half-way done with May? I definitely wish this fucking rain would be over already. Eh, enough complaining. It's the GD weekend!
FRIDAY May 15
- There's a bunch of local shows going on tonight, but the one you'll find me at is happening at Sweatshop. For merely $5 you can get your face melted off by Pro-Magnum, et al.
- Twinsmith is Omaha's 'It' band, and for good reason. Tonight they release their second full-length album down at The Slowdown.
- Co-Lead singer of The Dead Milkmen is playing at O'Leaver's tonight.
- Just trust us, you'll want to go to this.
- Fan of Monty Python? There's a quote-along showing of the iconic Holy Grail tonight at Filmstreams ('tis only a scratch).
- DUDES YOU'LL ALWAYS WANT TO GO TO THIS TONIGHT.
- Our awesome dude friends in Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship are playing tonight at Reverb. There's going to be some good shit happening up here.
- Ok, so real talk. One of the best things I've ever done in my life is volunteer at Omaha Girls Rock. Seriously, the best. At 2 pm today, The Slowdown and OGR are hosting a volunteer recruitment event. If you've ever been interested in donating your time to this AMAZING cause, then come on down and have all of your questions answered!
Channeling this weekend:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
They say life is an array of random meaningless events, but I have to admit, I think that's kind of bullshit. For Instance…
On Friday February the 13th I was denied admission to the University of Minnesota. The first of three schools I would be denied admission from over the course of the next three months. Later than night, I saw the ever amazing Sleater-Kinney slay the Slowdown.
On Friday March 13th, I was faced with the fact that even more things weren't going to turn out like I had planned (vague, I know, but trust me that shit was real).
Today, on Wednesday May 13th I sign the final loan application to buy my first home whose address is 3311.
Maybe it truly is coincidence, but that would be too easy.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
When you have spring allergies, you try any and all remedies including eating raw local honey. Lucky for us living in Omaha, It's All About Bees! Exists. Which of course only elicits memories of this.
Monday, May 11, 2015
- These photographs by Garrett Cornelison evoke a very summer vibe to me thanks to their bright colors.
- These from Kaylin Amabile are super dreamy, but also a little creepy. My kind of stuff folks.
- Andrea Peipe's photos are also completely romantic, but also super surreal.
- I know, I know, I only posted photographs this week, but I'm just inspired by all of these works. It really makes me want to take my camera everywhere with me. I absolutely love the minimalism an of course the color of Mike Bailey-Gates photographs.