Patti Smith, Loving Humanity, Suffragettes + SuperPowers
October 2015 was rich with content to choose from for GlobalWoman’s October roundup. I narrowed it down by focusing on the fiercest, GlobalWoman warriors from across the globe; women using their creative powers and taking action to find a life that is theirs.
Punk’s high priestess Patti Smith has always creatively channeled her goddess super-powers. Now she has a new memoir, ‘M Train’ out. The M stands for mind, and Ms. Smith is her train’s conductor. I was inspired by this quote as a way to work.
- A few years ago I studied coding. After a few lessons, I realised that coding, like astrology, is a language. In the current edition of British Vogue, here’s what Karlie Kloss had to say about learning the language of coding:
- Madeeha al-Musawi was once a seamstress. Nowadays she’s an Iraqi heroine treading activism and heroism + living a revolutionary life.
- Many refugees can’t afford menstrual protection. Amy Peake, founder of Loving Humanity is helping to fix that.
- Nicki Minaj has become expert at modeling the ways that women can wield power in her industry. But she has also drawn attention to the ways in which power can be embodied by a woman standing up for herself and speaking her own mind. Tweet This
As she does in this article when she calls the interviewer out for misogyny.
- Schools in Victoria Australia will soon have access to a new feminism curriculum called “Fightback”, created by Fitzroy High School’s Feminist Collective to fight school sexism.
- Are you a woman who lives by her own rules? Read Clementine Ford’s powerful letter to you.
- Bharatiya Mahila Bank is the first of its kind in India. Launched in November 2013, with initial funding of $161 million, the public bank is dedicated to the “economic empowerment of women”. The name itself translates to “Indian Woman Bank”.
- Mariah Idrissi, a hijab-wearing model, has prompted a discussion about women who are reclaiming the head scarf as a form of stylish self expression.
- Must watch: Meryl Streep, Sarah Gavron and Alison Owen from “Suffragette” discuss the political warriors of the famed women’s revolutionary brand of political action and its legacy. If you’re limited for time, watch from 20 minutes —->
- Tweet of the month from @Nilofer: “Talent has NO age, size, sexuality, gender, disability, or color. Not everyone WILL have novel ideas, but anyone CAN.”#onlyness
Once again, thank you for sharing the GlobalWoman journey with me. I’d love to hear from you as to who inspired you this October.
- Classic Patti Smith singing Because the Night.