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I made a little dolicho-brachycephalic flip-book animation for Kat:

Wolf-dog:               100,000 BCE
Spitz-type dog:         10,000 BCE
Bulldogge:                   1800 CE
Boston Terrier:            1960 CE

Happy animal husbandry day!

I basically just did a Boston Terrier drawing, then a wolf drawing, and then in-betweened them, so they’re not quite accurate in terms of timeline, but it’s a rough estimate

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10 Movies with LGBTQ Main Characters Directed By Women

Boys Don’t Cry dir. Kimberly Pierce (1999)

But I’m a Cheerleader dir. Jamie Babbit (1999)

D.E.B.S. dir. Angela Robinson (2004)

Frida dir. Julie Taymor (2002)

Girls in Uniform dir. Leontine Sagan (1931)

Lyle dir. Stewart Thorndike (2014)

Mosquita y Mari dir. Aurora Guerrero (2012)

Olivia dir. Jaqueline Audry (1951)

Pariah dir. Dee Rees (2011)

Water Lilies dir. Céline Sciamma (2007)

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15 Movies That Aren’t About Straight Thin White People That You Need To See

There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much.

Despite the fact that there are so many different kinds of girls out there–black, brown, queer, fat, etc–the media really hasn’t caught up, especially the movie industry. Seriously, we have a larger chance of seeing vampire girls than seeing a gay Asian chick. I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure there are more gay Asian chicks than vampires. What gives? Er, okay, the answer is racism but anyway…

There might be a huge lack of diversity in some of your favorite movies, but there are still some great films out there that actually represent the diversity of young women’s experiences. Check out these 15 movies that aren’t about straight, thin white people and add some new favorites to your list.

10 Films I Love About Queer Women of Color

“Lets not beat around the bush, American cinema has some serious diversity issues. The ratio of people of color to white people is, and has always been, appallingly uneven. There’s a lot of great commentary discussing thelack of appreciation for people of color working in film—most recently, when I recently reviewed the entire Netflix lesbian and bisexual lady film canon, a reader pointed out the lack of films about queer women of color available on Netflix. Thus I’ve compiled a list of a few recommendations of films that center on lesbian and bisexual women of color.

This is in no way a complete list, it’s just a few of my favorites. Please feel free to suggest your favorite films about queer women of color in the comments!”

See the full list here

Women-Directed Films that Everyone Should See

Last month, Sarah Mirk talked about Hollywood’s missing directors on her podcast Popaganda. The gist: in the past year, less than 5% of top-grossing films were directed by women. Where are all of the women directors?

As a follow-up, Sarah took a look at Film Fatales, a collective of women film directors, to compile a list of women-directed films. You can find even more recommendations here, but here are some great films—all directed by women— to add to your summer watch list:

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night by Ana Lily Amirpour
  • A Teacher by Hannah Fidell
  • Advantageous by Jennifer Phang
  • Apartment Troubles by Jess Weixler & Jennifer Prediger
  • Appropriate Behavior by Desiree Akhavan
  • Belle by Amma Asante
  • Beyond the Lights by Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Caught by Maggie Kiley
  • Concussion by Stacie Passon
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle Heller
  • Honeytrap by Rebecca Johnson
  • I Believe in Unicorns by Leah Meyerhoff
  • It Felt Like Love by Eliza Hittman
  • Kelly & Cal by Jen McGowan
  • Little Accidents by Sara Colangelo
  • Lucky Them by Megan Griffiths
  • Obvious Child by Gillian Robespierre
  • Pariah by Dee Rees
  • Selma by Ava Duvernay
  • She’s Lost Control by Anja Marquardt
  • Sleeping with Other People by Leslye Headland
  • Stray Dog by Debra Granik
  • The Midnight Swim by Sarah Adina Smith
  • There Is A New World Somewhere by Li Lu
  • Vessel by Diana Whitten
  • Your Sister’s Sister by Lynn Shelton
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Heartbreak opens onto the sunrise for even breaking is opening and I am broken, I am open. Broken into the new life without pushing in, open to the possibilities within, pushing out. See the love shine in through my cracks? See the light shine out through me? I am broken, I am open, I am broken open. See the love light shining through me, shining through my cracks, through the gaps. My spirit takes journey, my spirit takes flight, could not have risen otherwise and I am not running, I am choosing. Running is not a choice from the breaking. Breaking is freeing, broken is freedom. I am not broken, I am free.

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13 Teen Movies You Need To Watch Before You’re 18

Is it just me or has the teen movie genre sort of petered in recent years? Seriously, think about how many teen movies came out in the ’90s and early ’00s compared to now. Surprising, right? Honestly that kind of sucks because teen movies can be so formative for us in the weirdness of our teen years and even into the weirdness of young adulthood.

Well, while we’re waiting for the next good teen movie, you might as well binge on some movies of the past. From iconic teen classics to lesser known indie flicks, check out these 13 teen movies that you have to watch before you’re 18. And if you’re over 18, well, better late than never!

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10 Tips On Asking Out Girls; For Queer Girls By Queer Girls

We have countless articles offering advice about dating boys, having boyfriends and other super hetero-centric topics. That’s useful and all…if you’re a straight girl. We know that some of you beyond rad Gurl readers aren’t interested in dating cis-gender dudes, so if you identify as a girl who likes girls, a lot of our romance content most likely just isn’t very relatable. Let’s change that a bit, shall we?

If you’re a queer girl who wants real advice on dating other girls, here are 10 things you need to know. Whether you are a lesbianbisexual or anything else under the queer umbrella, these are tips from real girls who like girls –Melissa, JourneyDmitriHolly and Rainaweather–so you know that this is super legit.

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WhoCaresAbout Actresses salutes Black Women Directors Earning Incredible Hollywood Reviews

Ava DuVernay has dominated the press for her incredible work on Selma… but this by no means makes her the first black female director worthy of award nominations. Yohana Desta has compiled a list of 7 great filmmakers who have also had the opportunity to make award-worthy films.

  1. Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, 2014)
  2. Amma Assante (Belle, 2014)
  3. Kasi Lemmons (Black Nativity, 2013)
  4. Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust, 1991)
  5. Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records, 2008)
  6. Dee Rees (Pariah, 2011)
  7. Euzhan Palcy (A Dry White Season, 1989)

Read the full article here.

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I clipped together every american black girl teen movie I could think of and made this.