Life Changes: Devastation can be the road to freedom Sometimes everything seems to fall apart or fail all at once, from the small things to the big things: a sewing project fails and you need to give up and admit defeat, you try to dye your hair a wild new colour and it all goes … Continue reading Life Changes, Blog Changes
The Trump administration’s policies on family separation and abortion are driven by one view: A woman’s pain is fitting punishment. -Made to Suffer for Her Sins, by Christina Cauterucci for Slate. We need to stop pretending that all of this is about anything other than violent, toxic hatred - primarily misogyny and racism. There have … Continue reading Made to Suffer for Her Sins by Christina Cauterucci for Slate and my thoughts
I'm absolutely shocked and horrified that someone like Nathan Larson, who admits to (and advocates for) raping his wife, being a pedophile, and being a white supremacist is not only on the streets instead of in jail, but is actually running for congress in Charlottesville, Virgina. Learning about this man today has made me feel … Continue reading I don’t often write about politics, BUT…
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Fashion Revolution Week, where I published the emails I had gotten back from an enormous list of well known companies and brands I had emailed asking the question, "Who made my clothes?" I was disappointed in the number of very high profile, influential brands who didn't … Continue reading Fashion Revolution Week, Part Two: Update
Since Comiccon I've pretty much been sick in bed with some kind of awful virus - which is always the perfect excuse to watch a lot of movies, right? One of the movies I've watched in the past week was Testament of Youth, starring Alicia Vikander (as Vera Brittain), Taron Egerton (as Edward Brittain), Colin … Continue reading Testament of Youth, 2014
Spurred on by my great gal pal Laura at Sew For Victory and her beautifully written and incredibly impassioned post on Fashion Revolution Week, last week I joined the charge in my own small way - by emailing every brand on the Fashion Revolution's website (you can see the list here, under "send an email … Continue reading Fashion Revolution Week, One Week Later…
Today I'm very honored and excited to be interviewing the lovely Lisa of ila & alice. Lisa is a wonderful artist, spreading uplifting messages of female empowerment, self-acceptance and positivity through her gorgeous work. She's truly an incredible woman and it has been such a joy getting to know her! I hope you all enjoy … Continue reading Interview with Lisa of Ila & Alice!
I watched this movie for the first time (I know, I'm shocked too!) last weekend, after hearing about it for years and wanting to watch it, I finally found it on Youtube! It really is a must-watch film and is right up there in my list of the scariest films I've ever seen. This one … Continue reading The Stepford Wives, 1975 & Revenge of The Stepford Wives, 1980
No matter who you are, where you're from, or what struggles or triumphs you've had in life, I believe in you - I believe in all of us. We're tough, we're strong, we're compassionate, creative, powerful and beautiful inside and out. There is a Rosie The Riveter inside each one of us, because when the … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
It's been one heck of a couple of week's over here. I've been sick and a lot of crummy life stuff has been rearing it's ugly head, so I've been dropping the ball with a lot of things - not just with the blog, but in my day to day life as well. But I've … Continue reading I can’t believe it’s been 20 years…