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What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?

yaaaaas uzo, girl. 

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"[Science-fiction movies] are the kinds of movies I enjoy watching, much as I really enjoy history and science, but I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’"

- How Nicole Perlman Became the First Woman to Write a Marvel Movie

Rad Octopus Mom Sat On Her Egg for 4.5 Years

"This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad Seibel, an animal physiologist at the University of Rhode Island.

Rad Octopus Mom Sat On Her Egg for 4.5 Years

"This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad Seibel, an animal physiologist at the University of Rhode Island.

"It is wise never to travel unprovided with a small flask of brandy and water…"

- How to Travel Like a Victorian Lady

A Victorian masthead after our own hearts.

A Victorian masthead after our own hearts.

7 Strange (and Amazing) Facts About the Male Body

Scientific fact: Men smell like cheese.

What It’s Like to Be “Exotic”

Earlier this year on the podcast, we discussed the peculiar Hollywood trend of referring to Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as “exotic" and how that relates to broader intersections of race, Western beauty constructs and the multilayered problem of exoticizing and fetishizing non-white beauty. Judging by the amount of letters we continue to receive from listeners who have experienced it firsthand, the “exotic” treatment is by no means limited to celebrities like Nyong’o. To continue this important discussion, we’ve rounded up a excerpts from listener letters to further highlight what it’s really like to be “exotic” — and why it typically isn’t a compliment.

What It’s Like to Be “Exotic”

Earlier this year on the podcast, we discussed the peculiar Hollywood trend of referring to Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as “exotic" and how that relates to broader intersections of race, Western beauty constructs and the multilayered problem of exoticizing and fetishizing non-white beauty. Judging by the amount of letters we continue to receive from listeners who have experienced it firsthand, the “exotic” treatment is by no means limited to celebrities like Nyong’o. To continue this important discussion, we’ve rounded up a excerpts from listener letters to further highlight what it’s really like to be “exotic” — and why it typically isn’t a compliment.

Meet the World’s Oldest Yoga Instructor
aka: This is what a 95-year-old with a hip replacement looks like.

Meet the World’s Oldest Yoga Instructor

aka: This is what a 95-year-old with a hip replacement looks like.

Tags: yoga

gutsy.
leanin:

Things we <3: National Geographic's photo of a young girl playing in a replica of a lunar-module in Toronto, Canada, August 1975. 
Photo by Robert Madden, National Geographic Creative.

<3 x2.

leanin:

Things we <3: National Geographic's photo of a young girl playing in a replica of a lunar-module in Toronto, Canada, August 1975. 

Photo by Robert Madden, National Geographic Creative.

<3 x2.

(Source: natgeofound)