Happy International Women’s Day!
It pretty much goes without saying that women rock, so I hope all my cool girl followers have a great day!
I consider myself an out and out feminist, so I want to take this opportunity to thank those women who put themselves out there in the 1960s and 1970s. Because of them girls of my generation can access safe, legal abortions, earn the right to do a ‘man’s’ job, and they undid silly pieces of legislation where a man had to sign a consent form for a woman to buy a car or undergo an operation.
photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd
1. Sleep naked. If it’s warm outside, open the windows and draw the curtains. You’ll wake up with beams of sunrise on your skin, under cool sheets.
2. Play soccer barefoot. You will feel more free and happy while you savor the moment. Everyone is more arrogant in shoes.
3. Dance to your favorite music.
4. Wear a flower in your hair—or a flower tiara.
5. Do yoga.
6. Dance in the rain without fear of getting your feet, hair, clothes or anything else wet.
7. Make yourself a really healthy but yummy dessert, like plain yogurt with fruit, honey and almonds.
these images of flowers by cecilia webber are made entirely of nude models. to get the perfect angle she may reshoot her initial photo over 100 times. “i have to imagine the angles involved and position myself in front of the camera without actually seeing how i look through the lens, which is quite challenging,” she says.
"usually, i get my inspiration from observing nature," cecilia notes, adding that "by highlighting our connection to nature, i hope to get people to recognize humanity’s responsibility and our deep connection to the natural world."
the great bear rainforest in british columbia is one of the largest coastal temperate rain forests in the world, with twenty five thousand square miles of mist shrouded fjords and densely forested islands that are home to black bears with white fur.
neither albino nor polar bear, these rare black bears (there are fewer than five hundred) are known as kermode bears, or what the gitga’at first nation call mooksgm’ol, the spirit bear — a word no first nations person spoke of to european fur traders lest they be discovered and hunted. to this day, it remains taboo to hunt a spirit bear, or to mention them to outsiders.
the white fur in these bears is triggered by a recessive mutation of the same gene associated with red hair and fair skin in humans. though it remains unclear as to how the trait arose (or disappeared), it is especially pronounced on certain islands, and is known to confer a day time fishing advantage over the black furred bears (consider the first photo).