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accountability, bitches

accountability transformers at universal standard quoting bitches  What if you could be accountable to someone for the things you most want to happen for yourself? And what’s your reaction to that question?  “I’m accountable only to myself.” “I’m not accountable to anybody.” “I don’t need or want to be accountable to anybody.” Maybe you think […]

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discomfort and obscurity

Image: adweek.com “Out of discomfort comes greatness.” -Cindy Gallop Discomfort And Obscurity Temple Grandin, who knew that an autistic woman, with a need to soothe herself and a love of animals, would receive a PhD, design a way to make slaughterhouses more humane, and go on to be played by actor Claire Danes in a widely acclaimed […]

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the smell of entitlement

Fantasy Dresses   Don’t Call Me Girl   Plussize Activewear   Riffing With The Accidental Icon      Fantasy I’ve been fantasizing. I’ve been fantasizing about where I could wear this very “not me” dress. Cinque Terre, maybe. Greece, possibly. Paris, probably not. A balcony in Verona. God, how I need fantasy lately! I go […]

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mannequins and self-portraits, seeing me

Mannequins If we think of mannequins at all, we think of the ubiquitous figures we see standing in store windows everywhere. But the development and history of mannequins is fascinating. The term mannequin is from a French word, coming from the Flemish word meaning “little man.” The very first mannequins were dressed up dolls. But […]

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