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Lorde continues to inspire. Here’s a tweet in which she identifies that a picture of herself has been photoshopped.
#FlawsAreOK

Lorde continues to inspire. Here’s a tweet in which she identifies that a picture of herself has been photoshopped.

#FlawsAreOK


At 13, this young surfer is already shaking up the establishment. Here’s her lLetter to the Editor of Tracks Magazine.

Dear Tracks Surf Magazine,
I want to bluntly address the way you represent women in your magazine. I am a surfer, my dad surfs and my brother has just started surfing.
Reading a Tracks magazine I found at my friend’s holiday house, the only photo of a woman I could find was ”Girl of the month”. She wasn’t surfing or even remotely near a beach. Since then I have seen some footage of Stephanie Gilmore surfing on your website, but that’s barely a start.
I clicked on your web page titled ”Girls” hoping I might find some women surfers and what they were up to, but it entered into pages and pages of semi-naked, non-surfing girls.
These images create a culture in which boys, men and even girls reading your magazine will think that all girls are valued for is their appearance.
My posse of female surfers and I are going to spread the word and refuse to purchase or promote Tracks magazine. It’s a shame that you can’t see the benefits of an inclusive surf culture that in fact, would add a whole lot of numbers to your subscription list.
I urge you to give much more coverage to the exciting women surfers out there, not just scantily clad women (who may be great on the waves, but we’ll never know).
I would subscribe to your magazine if only I felt that women were valued as athletes instead of dolls. This change would only bring good.
Olive

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At 13, this young surfer is already shaking up the establishment. Here’s her lLetter to the Editor of Tracks Magazine.

Dear Tracks Surf Magazine,

I want to bluntly address the way you represent women in your magazine. I am a surfer, my dad surfs and my brother has just started surfing.

Reading a Tracks magazine I found at my friend’s holiday house, the only photo of a woman I could find was ”Girl of the month”. She wasn’t surfing or even remotely near a beach. Since then I have seen some footage of Stephanie Gilmore surfing on your website, but that’s barely a start.

I clicked on your web page titled ”Girls” hoping I might find some women surfers and what they were up to, but it entered into pages and pages of semi-naked, non-surfing girls.

These images create a culture in which boys, men and even girls reading your magazine will think that all girls are valued for is their appearance.

My posse of female surfers and I are going to spread the word and refuse to purchase or promote Tracks magazine. It’s a shame that you can’t see the benefits of an inclusive surf culture that in fact, would add a whole lot of numbers to your subscription list.

I urge you to give much more coverage to the exciting women surfers out there, not just scantily clad women (who may be great on the waves, but we’ll never know).

I would subscribe to your magazine if only I felt that women were valued as athletes instead of dolls. This change would only bring good.

Olive




Are you a crazy cat lady or an empowered one? Find out here.

Are you a crazy cat lady or an empowered one? Find out here.


#TBT Here’s one thing we can all agree upon. Thank goodness for modern technology.

#TBT Here’s one thing we can all agree upon. Thank goodness for modern technology.


"I mean… I can’t. I just literally can’t. I feel like, you know, it is just too. It is just too too. I can’t."elle asks, when did this become a normal way of speaking? Read more to learn about how “Girl Speak” may be holding you back and how you can proactively work to fix it. http://bit.ly/1dvvGHx

"I mean… I can’t. I just literally can’t. I feel like, you know, it is just too. It is just too too. I can’t."

elle asks, when did this become a normal way of speaking? Read more to learn about how “Girl Speak” may be holding you back and how you can proactively work to fix it. http://bit.ly/1dvvGHx


More on dress codes. This story demonstrates how clinging to strict gender norms may be hurtful to our children. What are your thoughts on dress codes?via policymic

More on dress codes. This story demonstrates how clinging to strict gender norms may be hurtful to our children. 

What are your thoughts on dress codes?

via policymic


"It’s almost as if we have failed if we don’t remain 25 for the rest of our lives" 

Cameron Diaz being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on aging



Happy Birthday Gloria!

Amazing woman and such a way with words. Read some more of her best quotes here.  


More than anything else, this is a story of empathy and a drive to do good.
smartgirlsattheparty:

nbcnews:

Girl, 10, with alopecia makes bows, caps for cancer patients
(Photo: NBC Nightly News)
Hannah Grubbs says strangers often mistake her for a cancer patient because she’s bald. So, she wanted to do something to help actual cancer sufferers.  
More from NBC Nightly News

Go Hannah!

More than anything else, this is a story of empathy and a drive to do good.

smartgirlsattheparty:

nbcnews:

Girl, 10, with alopecia makes bows, caps for cancer patients

(Photo: NBC Nightly News)

Hannah Grubbs says strangers often mistake her for a cancer patient because she’s bald. So, she wanted to do something to help actual cancer sufferers.  

More from NBC Nightly News

Go Hannah!