fearless females

Male artist makes statement by installing sculpture in public w/out permission. Outraged that artist installs sculpture in public w/out permission.

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‘Charging Bull’ creator says NYC, 'Fearless Girl’ statue violated his rights

“Speaking at a Manhattan news conference, Arturo Di Modica said he placed the “Charging Bull” statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange in 1987 as a symbol of America’s resilience following the stock market crash that year. The city later relocated the sculpture to a small public park area nearby.

“The bull represents strength,” said Di Modica. “The strength of America, the strength of the market.”

The iconic statue over the years has become one of the city’s most popular tourist attraction. But on the eve of International Women’s Day, State Street Global Advisors placed the new a statue of a little girl, hands defiantly on hips, in front of the bull.

The new sculpture virtually overnight became a representation of a lack of gender diversity and equality on Wall Street and in other  U.S. workplaces. The investment firm said it commissioned the artwork as a part of its call on behalf of the more than 3,500 companies that benefit from its clients’ investments to make sure their governing boards are diverse.

Created by artist Kristen Visbal, “Fearless Girl” gained widespread attention as tourists flocked to the site to take pictures with the statue. 

By March 27, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed that the “fearless girl” statue would remain on Department of Transportation property as a part of a municipal art program through February 2018.

Many hailed the announcement. But Di Modica was far from pleased. He said “Fearless Girl” was part of an advertising campaign that altered the artistic message behind “Charging Bull” without his permission.  

“What they did, it’s a negative,” Di Modica said of the new message conveyed by “Fearless Girl.” Now, the message is “I’m here, what are you going to do,” he said.

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sometimes your heart will hurt. sometimes your smile will ache. sometimes your light will dim. sometimes your spirit will break. sometimes your entire world will come crashing down with no warning, and no signs.. but no matter how destroyed you feel - you have to be willing to dig deep inside of yourself to find some ambition to get you back right. you have to look out for you. you have to let go. you have to place your focus primarily on YOU. nothing about losing what’s familiar feels good.. but uncomfortable places can be beautiful. growth is beautiful. you are beautiful. you shouldn’t have to wait around and pray for someone to love you. you should love you. you should let go - because nothing worth holding onto will ever destroy you. and holding on is destroying you. trying to love someone into loving you - is destroying you. let go because you have to get a hold of you. you have to retrace your steps and figure out where you let YOU go. you have to take time to yourself to reflect on when and where you lost yourself. you have to let go of what no longer is - and accept what may have never been.. then you have to pick yourself back up. you have to release any negativity clouding your mind and you have to rid yourself of hopeful feelings. cleanse your soul. listen to your intuition. learn yourself. let go of any bad habits you’ve picked up along your journey. and start over. no matter how bad or how much it hurts.. let go and start over. holding on is destroying you.
—  Reyna Biddy
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Young Asian Woman Muay Thai fighter in defensive position by cepera1975
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Young Asian Woman Muay Thai fighter in defensive position. On black background

Why aren’t there more statues of women?

The dispute over Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ highlights a bigger issue of representation in sculpture

The temporary installation of Fearless Girl has proved incredibly popular in New York — its original one-month stay has been extended to one year. But it has also attracted hostile criticism.

Two days after it was installed, a man in a suit was photographed attempting to crudely simulate sex with the statue. It was a repulsive reminder that for some, women on the streets, even in statue or frieze form, are seen as objects that can be assaulted. Last month, a particularly sour response came from an artist, Alex Gardega, who placed his own statue of a urinating pug near the feet of “Fearless Girl”, angry that she was “invading” the space that “belongs” to the famous “Charging Bull” sculpture by Arturo Di Modica, a fixture of this area for the past two-and-a-half decades.

in the US, fewer than 8 per cent of the 5,193 outdoor public sculptures of individuals are of females. In the UK, the writer Caroline Criado-Perez sorted the database of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association by gender and found that only 2.7 per cent were of “historical, non-royal” women.

I was honored to illustrate a series of GIFs to @adidaswomen Instagram account about the story behind the first female to officially run the Boston marathon: Kathrine Switzer. Thank you Clubhouse Studios for art direction and inviting me to this amazing project. See more of the illustrations/animations I did at Adidas Women Instagram Page here and here.

SAGITTARIUS - Dating

WOMAN:

She has a great attitude and always seems to be on the go. Sagittarius woman is for the man with lots of energy and creativity. She likes unconventionality and change, so whisk her away last second to somewhere unplanned and uncharted and she will remember you forever. In order for her to stay, you have to keep her happy. If she gets unhappy or bored, she won’t bother to fix any problems, she will just walk out and never look back. Fortunately, it is not that difficult to keep her happy. Be her friend, she does not take love too seriously anyway, if you are her companion, love will blossom after that. Let her have her freedom, flirt with her and take the relationship slowly, do not rush her. Be truthful, genuine, positive and adventurous and never play mind games. The lucky man will not only have a wonderful fun relationship but an adventurous companion as well.


MAN:

This man may be difficult to pin down. He loves the thrill of the chase so he may be off trying to get other women at the same time you are trying to get him. He is sincere when we say he likes you but he means it to other women when he tells other women the same thing. He is not showy or romantic, and he tends to attract women who like the thrill of the chase themselves, which is not too bad of a gamble. In order to win him over, be modest about love, do not engage him in an emotional commitment like conversations about being together in the future. Sagittarius is the woman who does not want commitment or is afraid of being tied down in a relationship. This man is perfect for the adventurous, fearless female.

Fearless (Jace Herondale x Female Reader)

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Summary: Jace comforts reader 

Pairing: Jace Herondale x Female Reader

Warning: Mention of an accident?

Author’s Note: It has been a good while since I written a shadowhunters imagine and just seeing Jace last monday night gave me a thing lol. Also, it lacks some things, since I’m getting back to writing more now. I’m sorry that it’s short but I’m happy with it

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The cool breeze coming through the cracked window hit Y/N’s exposed skin as some plump lips caressed every inch of her body. His touch teasingly wandered the skin his lips couldn’t cover as he pressed warm and sloppy kisses to her delicate skin.

His body hovered hers as she trembled underneath him, reaching her high as he kept thrusting his own hips into hers. Her own hands found their way to the side of his face and brought him down for her lips to meet with his.

“Jace.” She moaned against his lips, his grip tightening on her waist as his release took over his whole body. She rode him down from his high, wrapping her legs around his waist as he breathed into her neck.

They felt that kind of love neither of them knew they were capable of having. They were vulnerable for each other. They found each other when they most needed it, love didn’t make them weak; it made them stronger.

Y/N laid on her stomach while her head rested against the white silk pillow. Her breathing had gone back to normal, but once Jace’s fingertips roam her exposed back her breath hitched at his touch. Before his eyes, she was a beauty. Her long curly hair flowed from side to side every time she took another step, or how her nose would wrinkle up when someone didn’t appreciate her sarcasm. It was the fear of losing her that brought them together that night.

Y/N never knew what fear was, she was the fearless of them all. She carried her head up among others and fought for what was right. She didn’t fear superiority or losing her runes, she would rather die a fighter than die without trying.

Suddenly, Jace’s fingertips made a halt when he was only inches away from her spine. His eyes darted to the monstrous scar that was now part of her skin. The three claws imprinted on her back, not only leaving a memory but also leaving a permanent scar of the incident. The imperfect claw marks were different, two were the same but the last one was slightly longer than the rest. The runes on her back were bumpy and uneven from the bruise, that scar was there to stay. Y/N never knew what fear was, until she saw her flawed back.

Hesitantly, Jace scooted over closer and ran his cold lips against the first scar. Y/N struggled to keep her breathing even, tears starting to burn. “You don’t have to be scared anymore, we have each other.” Jace whispered against her tense skin. The first tear fell down to her cheek as his lips trailed up to the second claw mark. The sweet and gentle kisses he placed on her skin made her feel safe, her body finally relaxing once his lips landed on the last scar. “You’re a fighter, don’t forget that.” Jace mumbled, placing one last kiss on her scar.

“It’s hard trying to remember, I was fearless once and suddenly one scar took my whole life to another perspective.” Y/N choked with her own words, struggling to keep her eyes on his. Jace pulled her into his lap, resting his palm on each side of her face. “That demon took the only thing that kept me together.”

“It’s up to you to bring yourself back up like you used to or even better than before. You need to get back into training, fearless is in your blood and trust me you’re the best here.” Jace reminded her, brushing away the few stray tears on her cheeks with his thumb. “I don’t want to keep feeling this fear of losing you again. I almost lost you once, I won’t let it happen twice.”

“We have to be fearless together.” Y/N proposed, her trembling hands running through his tangled hair.

“Then we have training tomorrow, bright and early.” Jace smirked, placing down on her back on the bed as she fluttered her now heavy eyes close. “I love you.”

“I love you.” She mumbled, pressing her face into his warm chest. She wasn’t alone and for the first time in a long time she felt safe in her own skin.  

Meet Up

I’ve been trying to write more of my series but then I had this idea in my head for a while and kept on blocking any new ideas so I had to get it out.


Summary: As a group’s therapist you get to bring the confident side of Bucky, but then he asks for your help in meeting new people - you suggest downloading an app.


Warnings: Innuendos. I have tried to keep this light-hearted and funny.


Word count: 3.9k


A/N: I hope this makes you laugh? Any feedback is always welcome!


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You and Sam met working at the DVA. After losing his partner, Riley, Sam suffered from a lot of guilt-ridden nightmares and anxiety. That’s when you stepped in. One day you picked up a leaflet in a café which offered free meetings, where one can talk about any personal issues in true confidence and find some help and support. Being the curious person that you were you decided to go. You were studying psychology at the time and you figured any extra experience that can be gained from going to one of those meeting can only help your development, right?


Fast forward a few years – you were now with a degree and a solid friendship with Sam. So strong was the relationship, that he offered you a ‘position’ on the Avengers’ team. The superheroes struggled with their own demons and insecurities, just as much as anyone else, and needed professional support every now and then. Confident in your abilities Sam had arranged for you to move in the Tower and serve as the team psychologist.

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There is really nothing cute about the work and sacrifice you have to put in. The risks you have to take, the things and people you have to give up for your dreams, the sleepless nights. It’s not only physical work but emotional and mental day in and day out. If anyone could do it, then everyone would be doing it. But guess what? It’s easier to tell people what they should be doing when they aren’t the ones doing it. I rather take my own advice cause only I trust the work I’ve done and the knowledge I constantly seek. It might look easy to most from the outside in, but that’s because when your goals are more important than pleasing other people you find comfort in knowing you can make them come true.

Alpha Female Types
  1. The Fearless Leader — She knows what she wants, where she’s going and how to get there. She’s determined, focused and has a voice to defend. Get in her way and she’ll eat you for breakfast. 
  2. The Clever One — She’s smart, witty, and obviously will know more words and how to use them properly than anyone in the room. She gets all those lame puns and pop culture references. She’s frankly the coolest chick in the room, but completely down-to-earth and approachable. 
  3. The Passive Aggressive — She’s harder to figure out than the two. Manipulative and able to make you realize that what was really her fault was your fault and you end up apologizing. She’s powerful and sometimes two-faced, but that’s probably because “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is her mantra. 
  4. The Smart One — Not to be mistaken for the clever one, she isn’t as socially adapt as her. But she’ll definitely smoke yo’ ass in class. She’s the one you want in all those wretched group projects. She’s a learned lady and you can only hope to soak up the smarts emanating from her aura. 
  5. The Fierce One — Style game is strong in this one. She’s flawless, trendy but classic at the same time. She knows exactly what works for her and isn’t afraid of wearing multiple patterns because you know what? She likes how it looks and isn’t afraid what anyone says about it. 
  6. The Mother Hen — She’s the caretaker, she’ll listen to you complaints, give wise advice and tell it to you straight when you need it. She’s the loving one, the one that makes you feel like everything will be all right. She’s homey and knows her way around the kitchen but cross those she loves and you best be running for cover because you do not want to anger Mother Hen. “Hell Hath no fury…” Well that’s her. 

The greatest thing about all these “types” of women is that you can be all, you can be one, or any kind of combination of them. That’s what being a woman is. That’s what being human is. So go on girl, do yo thang. You are flawless, perfect and amazing just the way God made you. ;)

littleplushlizard  asked:

hey, I am very nervous to talk to others because of anxiety but i really want you to know that I love your art and your OCs, especially Rhona. I like to think of hugging her or squeezing one of her giant hands when I am scared or feeling hopeless. Thank you

The Captain is always there for her crew <3

Things Teen Wolf Have Taught Me:

- How to be a fearless, ass kicking female
- How to be strong
- To value and appreciate your family
- To stick by your friends no matter what
- What a Kamina was/is
- That a fox can’t read
- Being vulnerable isn’t a bad thing
- To be your own anchor
- You can do anything if you put your mind to it
- Not everything is as it seems
- To never give up on the one you love
- How to better yourself
- It’s okay if you don’t have it together all the time
- To put yourself first for once
- It’s okay to be human
- Don’t be afraid to be who you are
- The introduction of many supernatural creatures
- Be careful on who you trust
- To have lot’s of patience when it comes to Stydia

These are all the things that Teen Wolf have taught me, if you guys want I would like to know what things Teen Wolf have taught you :)

My childhood dream was to live the romanticised version of the life of archeologists in Egypt in the 1920s and do the most amazing discoveries and rise above all my male colleagues like the queen of the deserts. I wanted to be the most fearless female adventurer. Ancient and contemporary Egypt forever has a special place in my heart. I just wish my dreams weren’t so pathetically unrealistic.