Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Favorites, v.16

I'm back with my favorite things on the Internet this week!  If I had to pick a theme for what I loved this week, it was mostly stories of human goodness and girl power!

A boy left his Hobbes toy (where can I get one?!) and the airport employees took him on an adventure while he waited to be reunited.

Going without a hijab covering your hair is still illegal in Iran, and these brave women are using social media to protest and express themselves regardless!  Wow!

Megan Sullivan got a cancer diagnosis that inspired her to see the 7 Wonders of the World in 13 days... she no longer has cancer, but she still has a YOLO attitude that surely changed her life.

Performance art is not my favorite thing, but when I read about how Marina Abramović and Ulay ended their relationship/partnership, then were reunited 22 years later in an extremely moving moment during her MoMA performance, it made me cry!  Silence can be so powerful.

I really love how this Korean artist "Puuung" has illustrated what real, everyday love looks like.  And there are cats!

There are three reasons I don't love yoga: I have to be quiet, it makes me pass gas, and I don't like feeling like the biggest girl in the room with all the skinny-mini-Lululemon clones.    What I do love is how I feel after forcing myself to do yoga, and Jessamyn Stanley's honest posts fighting yoga stereotypes made me think about my own hang-ups about yoga.

+  I travel a LOT, and this article on 9 Ways To Be A Decent Human Being On Your Next Flight is a must-read, especially if you don't fly a lot.  Seriously, I'm typing part of this post from an airport.

+  I'm really loving Fran's "building a cohesive wardrobe" series so far.  I know I need to go through mine and make some decisions for sure... but I probably don't want to know how many things I have in there!

+  Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt made sexist remarks during a conference, and women scientists took to social media to show how "distractingly sexy" they are doing their awesome work in STEM.  It's an amazing rebuttal!

+  A teenager started an anonymous Instagram account and wrote nice things about every single one of his classmates.  It'll make you cry!

+  This women's underwear could replace tampons and change the world!  Seriously!  I don't know how it works, but it's awesome.

+  This ATM gave its loyal customers more than cash...  it gave them thoughtful gifts and a lot of love.

+  Sheryl Sandberg's post about life after her husband's death had tears running down my face.  I hope she kicked the sh*t out of Option B!

+  I think this is one of my favorite responses to the "Angry Facebook Veterans" and their supporters hating on Caitlyn Jenner as a hero... written by a Marine with a transgender brother.  You can be a hero without wearing a uniform!

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