I’m pretty proud of my prototype tatted Sea Nettle jelly fish.
All right- I’ve just put a bunch of one-off and experimental pieces up for sale (including some collars, belts, and other items) over on my FB page. I’m not going to glut tumblr with individual posts of every single piece piece, so you’ll have to follow this link to view them all in detail and read through the captions for each there, but if anyone’s interested in picking up any of these, just drop me an ask here, or a message there!
Amazing One Of A Kind leather pieces.
saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire
"We are prescribing for fat people what we diagnose as disordered eating in thin people."
'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result →
[…]Hurt organized a study of 224 near-term or full-term babies born at Einstein between 1989 and 1992 - half with mothers who used cocaine during pregnancy and half who were not exposed to the drug in utero. All the babies came from low-income families, and nearly all were African Americans.
"We went looking for the effects of cocaine," Hurt said. But after a time "we began to ask, ‘Was there something else going on?’ "
While the cocaine-exposed children and a group of nonexposed controls performed about the same on tests, both groups lagged on developmental and intellectual measures compared to the norm. Hurt and her team began to think the “something else” was poverty.
The years of tracking kids have led Hurt to a conclusion she didn’t see coming.
"Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine," Hurt said at her May lecture.
(Source: jellyfishdirigible, via winneganfake)
When a woman writes a wish-fulfillment type of character in a fantastic story, they call it a Mary Sue and sneer at it. When a man does it, they call it exciting action-adventure and it sells millions. James Bond, Conan the Barbarian, practically every comic-book and action hero out there is a male wish-fulfillment Marty Sue. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing; those stories are fun. But they’re fun when they’re written by women, too.
"If you’ve ever sat next to someone on a plane who used your every move as an invitation to talk to you, congratulations: you now know what it’s like to be a woman."