"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar,” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. “My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.”
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book “The Women’s History of the World” (recently republished as “Who Cooked the Last Supper?”) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering."

I like how it’s midnight and I’m just coming in for a short “I can’t sleep” run, and this tiny-ass room for a home gym is packed with a bunch of girls trying not to bump into each other with their yoga poses whilst commandeering any exercise machine that’s not supposed to give them bulging muscles. 

They all want their bikini bodies bad, and I commend them for their dedication to looking and feeling good. 

Is making interesting musical playlists with great song transitions a skill that can be put on a resume?

Erica // Tattle Tale

As flawed as the Riot Grrl movement was, I still have a soft spot for all of the music that was recorded during the time. Like, regardless of its internal issues, this was a great time for self-production - especially for females. There just aren’t as many ladies out there doing punk-folk like this anymore. I adore this perspective, among many presented in music, of what it means to be a girl. Such vulnerability, especially with such soft voices and harmonizing, but you know the girl power was palpable.