Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
God bless her
Feeling really sad tonight :(
When women succeed, America succeeds. Let’s keep working to give every woman the chance to realize her dreams.
Sculptures by Dai Li
Cerarmicist Dai Li was born in Sichauan, China in 1987 and now lives and works in Queensland.
Between the years of 2005 and 2009 she attended the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China and arrived in Australia in late 2009 after graduating from the Institute.
The artist held her first solo exhibition Wonderland in mid 2010 and the same year had her work exhibited alongside other contemporary Queensland artists at the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair with the Heiser Gallery stand.
Dai Li’s work has been curated in the exhibition Gaze: people, relationships and interiors, Redland Art Gallery (Dec 2010/Jan 2011) which featured the work of important and emerging female artists.
you’re the only person I would allow to be shrunk down to a microscopic size and swim inside me in a tiny submersible machine
- Submarine (2010)
Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."
Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”
On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.”
What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously slut-shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults.
If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues.
feeling some type of way
There is nothing prettier than a city at 5 AM with its empty streets and cold wind"