The very first edition of a biweekly link round-up of stuff I’ve read and thought about relevant to the work we do here: online media, women in business, entrepreneurship, journalism, start-up culture, publishing, advertising, management, freelancing, literature, queer visibility, etc. LET’S TALK BUSINESS, LADIES.
SAMIRA WILEY READING TO A BABY, catcalls we’d actually be ok with hearing under certain circumstances, a much-needed history on the origins of the term “women of color,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer: still got it, Hannah Hart as Dyna Girl, did I say Samira Wiley reading a book to a baby? And so much more!!
Homeless LGBTQ teens and survival sex, music for cats, Janet Mock, badassery, the DOJ’s Ferguson report spawns many articles, OITNB S3, adoption, weed ice cream, being fuckless of your own volition regardless of age, Road Runner, #DearMe and so so very much more!
If you’re in the startup business, it’s hard to find investing groups or startups to invest in that aren’t dominated by men. Luckily, that’s changing.
It’s just awesome to be able to point at a very visible, recognizable and powerful government position that is based on having a massive amount of technology knowledge and say “LOOK WE EXIST LOOK LOOK LOOK.”
People view women as easy targets, so negotiators opportunistically lie through their teeth. Oh, the joys of being a woman.
Fifteen badass ladies in the history of computers and the web and the badass things they did.
Here, the message isn’t for girls to put their little noses to the grindstone; this campaign largely targets adults, calling for reflection on internalized sexism.
If all goes according to his plan (and it very well may not) this will be a year of leaps and bounds for many of the Americans who felt left behind in 2013. Women, people of color and those living in poverty could all benefit from Obama’s plans to use executive orders rather than waiting on a gridlocked Congress to pass anything to his desk.
This issue proves that that’s possible — there’s gobs of work out there made by queer artists that isn’t confined to coming out stories, identity struggles, or crushes on straight girls, and it’s really good.
Of the top 50 movies of 2013, those that pass the Bechdel test outperformed those that did not by 1.56 billion dollars.
“There’s something really magical about creating the job you want for yourself from scratch.”
Yes. That’s right. Tradlands wants to put their threads on your body for zero money.
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Riese, Alex and Vikki will all be in Atlanta October 17th-19th for Salon LGBTQ, the world’s first national LGBTQ social media conference and you should be too!
qu.ee/r Magazine is a brand spanking new literary magazine accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art submissions both for their first issue titled “The Call to Adventure” and year-round!
“The Toast prefers free weights to circuit machines but also enjoys a good sit. The Toast doesn’t care how much you or Marilyn Monroe weigh. The Toast is happy, then dignified. The Toast is not haunted, but would welcome a visit from ghosts.”
Founder of RodeoH harnesses Jennifer Weaver tells us everything there is to know about the RodeoH and then some, including how her mom’s 40+ years of crafting experience helped the product get born.
Vanessa’s Team Pick: I have worn the same brand and cut of underwear since 7th grade but this superhero underwear for ladies, featuring real women of note may finally convince me to leave Victoria’s Secret behind.
The “Genetic” Pinot Noir from Stand TALL Wine Co. is the “first LGBTQ wine label” ever produced – a portion of total sales goes towards the Napa LGBTQ Project. And we should mention it’s delicious.