Did you know that every time you write on a computer, play a music fie or add up a number with your phone’s calculater, you are using tools that might not exist without the work of women?
A new book written by Walter Isaacson called The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution reveals a stark contrast to today’s disparity of females in programming and technical jobs. Isaacson sheds light on an important fact—it was women who first dominated this field.
Read more via NPR.
We need to move away from this constant need of coming across as calm, cool and collected. We weren’t built to be calm, cool, and collected. If we were, it wouldn’t feel so exhausting all the time. It would, you know, come naturally to us. You know what comes naturally to human beings though? Being open, being messy, being raw, being unfiltered, having lots of feelings. Why should we have to stifle our true nature? Let’s go after the things we want, let’s love each other brutally and honestly, and not worry about the consequences. Let’s release the feelings inside of us and let them land somewhere special. Otherwise, we might have a lifetime of longing in front of us.
Ryan O’Connell (via atmosthetic)
Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest — thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.
Beau Taplin || T e m p l e s (via swetshopboy)