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For inspiration reasons, here’s a list of actresses over 40 who can probably still kick our asses:

Kelly Hu (Age: 48)

Originally posted by samellsource-blog

Linda Hamilton (Age: 60)

Originally posted by fyeahlostgirl

Charlize Theron (Age: 41)

Originally posted by headlesssamurai

Gina Torres ( Age: 47)

Originally posted by sarahraffferty

Ming-Na Wen (Age: 52)

Originally posted by just-me-and-the-tv

Kate Beckinsale (Age: 43)

Originally posted by magdalena-ionescu

Gwyneth Paltrow (Age: 44)

Originally posted by marvelsladies

Milla Jovovich (Age: 41)

Originally posted by lupitalover

Jada Pinkett Smith (Age: 45)

Originally posted by fuckyeahgothamfox

Michelle Yeoh (Age: 54)

Originally posted by drunkensword

Lucy Lawless (Age: 48)

Originally posted by klippfandom

Regina King (Age: 45)

Originally posted by kingregina

Lucy Liu (Age: 47)

Originally posted by sivanlesbian

Helen Mirren (Age: 71)

Originally posted by beautifuldreams-blog


Reasons why you should watch the Fast & Furious movies!

It’s NOT just “fast cars” and “scantily-clad girls”

If you want more in-depth view of diversity and strong female character presence in this franchise, check out my two posts below:

And make sure to go watch the movies! GO!

And watch all the behind the scenes, watch how they make the movies, listen to the director/writer commentaries!

BONUS! Even the directors are diverse in race

  • Rob Cohen - white - Fast 1
  • John Singleton - african american - Fast 2
  • Justin Lin - asian - Fast 3,4,5,6
  • James Wan - asian - Fast 7

This franchise is proof that action films can just as easily give great representation and focus on character relationships!

Take this quote from Justin Lin, director of Fast 3,4,5,6

“We can go around the world and do these crazy stunts and scope and everything but ultimately it’s to service the journey home” 

Or the quote from Chris Morgan, writer of Fast 3,4,5,6,7

“The overriding theme of this franchise has always been about family - when it really comes down to is the people around you, and it is the place that you call home" 

And even despite the tragic passing of founding member Paul Walker, the cast and crew behind the franchise is determined to continue the films not only in his honor because of his passion for the franchise but also because they know how important representation and diversity is for future generations - as actor Tyrese Gibson puts it:

There’s no way [Paul] would want the franchise to shut down because the movie is successful for a reason. If you all could just show up and look at somebody in the movie that you identify with then the global impact of the movie must continue on behalf of the franchise"

DIY Woodland Knit Hood Free Pattern

This is a beginner pattern - if you can knit a square, you can knit this hood.

Top Photo: Child’s Woodland Knit Hood Free Pattern from Gina Michele here.

Bottom Photo: Adult Woodland Knit Hood Free Pattern from Gina Michele here.

Other Knit and Crochet Hoods I’ve Posted

DIY Knit Hood (Helvellyn) Free Pattern from Ravelry User Lily Kate France here. This pattern is rated beginner.

DIY Knit Hood Patterns from While They Play. The top pattern for the child’s hoodlet is free. The bottom one - Through the Woods - is $4.00 here.  

DIY $5.50 Crochet Crocodile Stitch Hood Pattern from Etsy Seller bonitapatterns here.

DIY $5 Knit Mini Capelet Hooded Cowl Pattern from the Etsy Store of TheJaneVictoria here.

DIY $5 Knit Victorian Hooded Cowl Pattern from the Etsy Store of TheJaneVictoria here.

DIY Beyond Easy Knit Slipper Pattern from Gina Michele.

This would make a great first knitting project. You knit a “T” and then fold over the sides. The photo of the mini slippers in a circle is of her fold over baby slippers which I posted on my Tumblr  DIY kids’ blog A direct link to Gina Michele’s knit baby slipper pattern is here.

DIY Macrame Netted Stone Pendant Tutorial from Gina Michele.

I’ve posted lots of ways to net and hang irregularly shaped objects like stones, raw crystals, sea glass etc… This is the perfect time of year to find sentimental shells and small stones and make these easy summer necklaces. The tutorial by Gina Michele is well photographed and easy to follow.

I’ve posted these before, but here are more macrame netted DIYs below:

Macrame Gem Necklace from sustainability in style.

Netted Stone Necklace from Lune Blog.

Macrame Stone Necklace from Essas Frescurites.

DIY Netted Stone Macrame Friendship Bracelet from Curly Made.

DIY Netted Macrame Stone Necklace from Quiet Lion.


I don’t want no Yvette and Jodie, no Monica and Quincy, no Nina and Darius, no Beyonce and Jay Z, no Michelle and Barack..Yall can have that. I want a Martin and Gina type of relationship.

DIY Easy Backdrop Earrings Tutorial from Gina Michele.

This DIY is so easy that it will only take you 5-10 minutes to make with supplies.

I also posted this DIY from Hello Whimsy with 5 interchangeable back attachments here.

These are also really pretty: DIY Backdrop Earrings from Gem & Em here.