1. It’s difficult enough to find a game where a woman is the main character. Finding one where you play as a woman and have positive, meaningful interactions with other women? It’s like spotting a goddamn unicorn.
  2. Little Mix - “Little Me”

  3. Yeah, she’s got life in her veins
    She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay

  4. npr:

(via Lady Mechanic Initiative Trains Women For ‘The Best Job’ : NPR)
In Nigeria, the Lady Mechanic Initiative trains women to fix cars. Founder Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh started the initiative after having a vision from God.
She has trainee mechanics all around the country. Some of the young women are from disadvantaged backgrounds, some former sex workers and others just hugely enthusiastic.
Faith Macwen, who graduated from the Lady Mechanic Initiative in 2009, now works for a top automobile company in Nigeria.
Macwen says men at work were initially dismissive. “Actually, at first, the male were feeling, ‘You can’t do it, that it’s our world.’ But we made them realize — I made them realize — we can do it. I want other ladies to take up the opportunities. Go out. When you have a flair for something, go in for it,” she says. “Don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do it. You can do it.”
Photo: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR

things that make me happy.

    npr:

    (via Lady Mechanic Initiative Trains Women For ‘The Best Job’ : NPR)

    In Nigeria, the Lady Mechanic Initiative trains women to fix cars. Founder Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh started the initiative after having a vision from God.

    She has trainee mechanics all around the country. Some of the young women are from disadvantaged backgrounds, some former sex workers and others just hugely enthusiastic.

    Faith Macwen, who graduated from the Lady Mechanic Initiative in 2009, now works for a top automobile company in Nigeria.

    Macwen says men at work were initially dismissive. “Actually, at first, the male were feeling, ‘You can’t do it, that it’s our world.’ But we made them realize — I made them realize — we can do it. I want other ladies to take up the opportunities. Go out. When you have a flair for something, go in for it,” she says. “Don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do it. You can do it.”

    Photo: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR

    things that make me happy.

    Reblogged from: npr
  5. ballroompink:

    Leslie Fuckin’ Knope!

    Reblogged from: ballroompink
  6. newsweek:

This is ‘Tiger Girls,’ Myanmar’s first all-girl band which sings songs about freedom in a country in the midst of a political and cultural shift. They can’t play in clubs (lest the ‘Tiger Girls’ be dubbed prostitutes) so theirs is a world of radio stations and private events. Their plan? “To push the limits of the country’s censorship board,” Heidi Mitchell writes on the Beast, ”which regulates virtually everything: costumes, lyrics, dance moves, videos, album titles.” These girls are badass! Team Tiger Girls right here.

    newsweek:

    This is ‘Tiger Girls,’ Myanmar’s first all-girl band which sings songs about freedom in a country in the midst of a political and cultural shift. They can’t play in clubs (lest the ‘Tiger Girls’ be dubbed prostitutes) so theirs is a world of radio stations and private events. Their plan? “To push the limits of the country’s censorship board,” Heidi Mitchell writes on the Beast, ”which regulates virtually everything: costumes, lyrics, dance moves, videos, album titles.” These girls are badass! Team Tiger Girls right here.

    Reblogged from: newsweek
  7. "Damn baby, you got that Maya Angelou poetic vibe goin’ on!"

    candyheilman:

    Empowering CatCalls…

    While in a perfect world, people wouldn’t take it upon themselves to tell complete strangers what they thought of them at all, we appreciate the sentiments behind this hilarious video.

    Street harassers: bored with the same old, tired routine? If you actually believe unsolicited comments on a woman’s appearance make her feel good, imagine how treating her like she has thoughts and feelings will make her feel!

    Reblogged from: candyheilman
  8. confidence booster for the day.

    confidence booster for the day.

    Reblogged from: becauseiamawoman
  9. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
    We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
    gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
    Actually, who are you not to be?
    You are a child of God.
    Your playing small does not serve the world.
    There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
    so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
    We are all meant to shine, as children do.
    We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
    It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
    give other people permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our own fear,
    our presence automatically liberates others.
    A Return to Love - Marianne Williamson (via theonlywaytogoisup)
    Reblogged from: peachesandlime
  10. Beast, “Mr. Hurricane.” (used in last night’s Good Wife)

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