September Inspiration Notes
I know that in our wonderful world of the internet there way too much information to process. So since I feel your overwhelmed pain I wanted to share some articles and resources from around the web that have inspired me personally, professionally, and creatively. I'm planning to make this a regular feature, so if there are any questions or topics that you'd like me to cover please let me know.
I hope you enjoy these tidbits as much as I do.
Podcast: Stuff Mom Never Told You
If you haven't gotten into the How Stuff Works podcasts, here is a great one to start with. It should also be a mandatory part of your feminist homework. They cover a huge range of topics from Sports Bra Physics to the history of the ERA to women in STEM fields to couple speak to rom com criticism (yeah that's a thing).
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, Example Not Exception
She talks about her experience reporting on female entrepreneurs in conflict and across the world. Gender equality and and equal participation mean increased economic competitiveness. My favorite part to the talk is when she states that "women can no longer be half the population and a special interest group." Investing in women isn't just a good thing to do it's smart business. Women are not second, or other, or exceptions to the rule.
Peter Lindberg's "The Models"
This movie feels a bit like french new wave in how the story develops, but even if you're watching with the sound turned off it's a stunning movie and every frame reminds you of Peter Lindberg's brilliance as a photographer and director. Breed did a deep dive into what photogrpahers can learn from the movie and I definitely recommend taking a look at it.