Friday, January 20, 2017

Women's March (the kit)

Tonight, I'm getting on a midnight bus headed to Washington, DC.

After being completely devastated after the election -- after weeping and fretting and succumbing to anger -- I climbed out of the abyss and looked for a way to transform my grief into positive action.

The Women's March on Washington is the beginning of that journey. 

I have found my strength again and I look forward to marching with my fellow sisters (all 200,000 of them!). In addition to the main event at the nation's capital, there will be some 673 sister marches across the US totaling 2.2 MILLION people!!

Tomorrow we march for women's rights, human rights, the environment, immigrants, Muslims, LGBT, people with disabilities, for global civil rights... for FREEDOM.

Tomorrow we begin the good fight.

Planes packed with women head to DC. (The Week)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Women's March (signs of protest)

Spent the evening at Zygote Press with over a hundred other Cleveland-area sisters-in-arms making screen and letterpress posters for the upcoming Women's March on Washington.

The electricity and excitement is brewing. The march is just eight days away. You can feel something is going to shift. Something wonderful and powerful and moving is going to change the course of history. Maybe I'm reaching. Maybe I'm just hoping for something, anything to ease my fears. 

Last night's event was such a meaningful and collective experience -- standing shoulder to shoulder with all these beautiful souls. All of us preparing for the fight -- our peaceful protest against a pitiful wanna-be dictator and his authoritarian regime.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a love affair with words. I also appreciate their power. Which is why making these posters meant so much to me. 

Here are a few snapshots from last night:

In eight days, the good fight begins.

Shepard Fairey's protest art.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Retrolicious (Golden Globes 2017)

My favorite look from last night's Golden Globes: Natalie Portman in Prada with Tiffany jewelry. I love the 60s throwback and the lovely homage to Jackie Kennedy, whom Portman played with stunning gravitas in Jackie.


Click here to see full Globes fashion. (New York Times)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Word of the day

Pretty much every day, starting January 20, for the next four years. 

Don't agonize, organize!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hooray for cellulite

Can cellulite sell magazines? 

It's what taste makers and influencers are wondering about Glamour magazine's January cover -- featuring Girls creator Lena Dunham, baring her wonderfully fleshy legs, "cottage cheese" and all.

In signature Dunham style, Lena courageously and proudly waves her middle finger to our skinny-obsessed, fat-shaming culture. She disowns Photoshop ("Done with allowing images that retouch and reconfigure my face and body to be released into the world," she wrote in Lenny Letter last year) and is known to post shameless half-naked bathroom selfies on Instagram.

Good for her.

And bravo to Glamour for representing and empowering the 90 percent of us who have cellulite. It's another step forward in normalizing real women and real women's bodies in the media. 

Read the full Glamour interview here.