This fascinating collection of photographs shows women who were brave enough to make their mark. I encourage all women to take inspiration from these and all other women they know who need to be remembered.

Maud Wagner, the first well know female tattooist in the United States. 1907


Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 1936


Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. 1967


Photograph of a samurai warrior. c. late 1800s


Women boxing on a roof in LA. 1933
(I wish I could get a framed print of this)


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 1985



Museum Babes

Joanna Goddard, a woman I really admire, has had a blog for seven years and is the main reason I have my own blog now. Her posts are thoughtful, smart, funny, and extremely relatable – aside from the baby posts…

She recently posted a photo from the museumbabes instagram account and this led to an exploration of a really sweet (using the delightful definition) and fun collection of photos. museumbabes appeals to the art history nerd in me (majored in art history/history in college) and my love of fashion.







of course Solange is a museum babe. Duh.

Pocket Princesses


Isn’t this just precious?? Pocket Princesses is a comic created by a talented artist, Amy, who can be found at her tumblr page, My Junk Drawer, and on facebook. Her comic is intelligent, clever, and beautifully designed. I love her exploration of the character’s personalities and friendship.

I love fairy-tales. Still. Possibly more than when I was a child.

Here are some intelligent folks justifying my love of fairy-tales:

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – Neil Gaiman Coraline

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” – Audrey Hepburn

Izziyana Suhaimi & Sucré

Izziyana Suhaimi

Izziyana Suhaimi creates beautiful works of art.

“My work primarily involves the use of embroidery. I am interested in collapsing the boundaries between traditional and popular cultures and exploring the links that exist between these two.”

In addition, she has awesome taste in music! Below is a video she posted on her blog by Sucré. If the vocalist sounds familiar, Stacy Dupree-King was once a part of Eisley.