I have just started to get back into blogging regularly (had some major stuff the first half of the year, now I am free to finish a bunch of on-hold projects), so I thought this would be a great place to start, spewing out some links. And this week, it looks like this will be a lady-centric bunch of links. I love when there’s a tentative theme.
♠ There have been some great leaps in ladies and girls into the world of comics/science/equality, but so many little girls are still solely inundated with “princess only” media. So I am excited to find out about Augie and the Green Knight. A Kickstarter started by a new dad, who realized he loved adventure books, and wanted to share them, and make his daughter feel like she could be a part of them. Just this picture makes me wish this was around when I was younger, because this girl, was most definitely me. On another note, the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley is a great start for older kids (Flavia is 11 years old) into the world of young detectives, right before you hit Nancy Drew. Also, perfectly acceptable for adults, because I devour them as well.
♠ Speaking of adults, Molly Crabapple wrote an article about turning 30, and because I turned 30 a couple months ago, this is something I wish I could keep close to my heart.
“In most fields, men have the power. Drinking the countless cocktails with which I solidified professional relationships, I got used to dreading propositions. When I stopped getting them, the delight of being equal, rather than just fuckable, hit me like a kiss.”
♠ Random backstory: I had a BFF in school who was as obsessed with Sailor Moon as I. She was smaller than me, so when we found out that Factory 2-U sold Sailor Moon shoes in little kids’ sizes, she was able to fit into them and I was not. (::flames, on the side of my face::) I got over it, and now I can relive the most important part of that story (Sailor Moon) thanks to Hulu. Also, Sailor Moon stickers like this.
♠ Quite a few great comics out there in there world – have I mentioned Pretty Deadly and Sex Criminals before? – but my new favorite that gets me amped for life and summer fun is Lumberjanes. Also, yet another person who makes me want to undercut my hair.
♠ Stoop Style. Sporadically posting since 2011, this woman has more style in her dog than I have in my whole closet. I guess that’s why it is confidently titled Stoop*erior Style.
♠ As someone who works in an industry where the dreaded “networking” is required, Jess Hische’s networking tips are invaluable for an introvert like me.
♠ Lastly, not specifically female, but I know for a fact I have broken more sunglasses than all the dudes I know. Turn broken sunglasses into photo frames.