Emily was on the front page of Yahoo! which makes me very happy. Her video about sexism is fantastic and I am so happy she took the time to talk about the topic.
If you haven’t heard from me in the last few days, it’s because I’ve been inundated with interviews and media requests, phone calls and messages, book offers, broadcast television show proposals, TV appearances, tour circuit and lecture series offers. Someone even asked if I would write an endorsement for their children’s nature book. And, don’t get all nutty on me because I haven’t agreed to anything (yet [maybe]).
This has all come as a surprise for a few reasons: one, I had no idea this video would resonate so strongly with not just women, but men, parents, teachers, business people and CEOs and journalists.
Two, I am hugely surprised that everyone is acting as though this is news. My video wasn’t revealing anything ground breaking, previously unspoken, or unknown. The Internet has dealt with its anonymous critics since the beginning, people in the public eye will always be widely scrutinized, and women have had their appearance come before their accomplishments before.
But what I am the most surprised about is that the majority agrees with me on this one: that negative online communities are detrimental, and also that these things can improve and get better for content creators of all kinds. That if enough people speak up in favor of fostering encouraging environments online, it will happen. You see this environment in the comment section of PBS Idea Channel, an educational series known for their delightfully constructive community. You see this in the Nerdfighter community. Why not for other educational channels?
The reception of that video far exceeded any expectations I had, and I take it as an indication that we are all working together towards positive change. Thank you, all of you.
Very cool…very exciting…
A baby otter’s first attempt at swimming and floating.
A very special Luna, commissioned by Swedish voice actress, Josefina Hylén. Fina does the voices for Luna, Nightmare Moon, Derpy, and others for the Swedish dub of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
This doll features incredibly soft midnight blue minky in an embossed polka-dot pattern. Her mane is a black fabric with metallic stars, covered with a shimmery royal blue mesh, with colored threads. Her cutie mark, necklace, and tiara are black fleece, and her eyes were handpainted onto thin nylon and hand-stitched on. Her eyelashes and mouth were embroidered by hand.
I hope you love her, Fina!
I don’t go running because I want to be thin.
I go running because
and tell you
this is literally my favorite running post of all time. hands down.
SO. I did a thing. I totally made Doctor Who inspired macarons using the ever incredible Cara McGee’s (aka areyoutryingtodeduceme) TARDIS blend tea. The TARDIS tea is infused into the white chocolate ganache…it’s madness….pure delicious madness.
Check out my recipe here!
when someone draws something just for you
This gif does not represent happiness of the fish. Fish do not swim this way for fun. This fish is dying of amonia poisoning. It’s basically suffocating in it’s own waste.
The more you know.
You must be fun at parties.
when someone draws something for me i die of amonia poisoning
Gotta live your life.