Monthly archive: September 2014

BUTCH by Meg Allen

Posted by on 23 Sep 2014 at 12:15 in Art, Photography

Butch by Meg Allen Studio Couple by Meg Allen Studio

BUTCH by Meg Allen is a beautiful series of photos that portrays the butch culture in the San Francisco area. As she describes it herself:

“BUTCH is an environmental portraiture project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013-14. It is a celebration of those who dwell outside of the stringent social binary that separates the sexes and a glimpse into the private and often unseen spaces of people who exude their authentic sense of self”.

Family by Meg Allen Studio Tullius by Meg Allen Studio

Photography to me is a form of art and communication. I love it when I am inspired, surprised and amazed by portraits. And I love it even more when it opens my mind to something new. I was very touched and impressed by these women, who dare to be themselves and do not give in to what society expects a woman to look like. They are empowered and beautiful.

Meg Allen Studio - Butch Michelle by Meg Allen Studio

Please check out all these amazing images in full size, and many others at Meg Allen Studio.

Lara’s Corn Starch Experiment

Posted by on 08 Sep 2014 at 21:50 in Motherhood

Lara's Corn Starch Experiment

You have probably seen some video on YouTube or Facebook of a toddler making an incredible mess with baby powder, cereals or sudocrem. And I know for sure that if you’ve seen one of these videos you laughed; I know I did. Well… Lara decided yesterday to make snow out of corn starch. Guess who wasn’t laughing so loud this time?

Lara didn’t want to nap yesterday but she stayed in her bed with a book and things got quiet. I imagined that she was just chilling and resting. After a while I started hearing things over the baby monitor and decided to go check. When I entered the room I was greeted by a powder covered toddler with a big smile on her face. “Look mami, snow!”. Yay. No Lara, it’s beginning of September no snow yet. And my little wildling put the corn starch back in it’s place, so that I wouldn’t notice a thing. Now that I am actually writing this all down I am laughing a bit.

P.S. We use corn starch as baby powder, that’s why it’s in her room.

7 Songs to Sing at Karaoke

Posted by on 05 Sep 2014 at 00:36 in Lists, Music

Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation karaoke scene

Which song would you like to sing at a karaoke? I’m mostly dissapointed at karaoke bars because I think they almost never have good songs to chose from. In my ideal world, a karaoke bar would have many nice songs to chose from and I would pick these:

Zombie – The Cranberries

I absolutely adore this songs and it fits well with my voice. With this song I always win at SingStar, hence it’s my number once choice.

ironic – Alanis Morissette

I was a huge Alanis Morissette fan and to this day this is one of my favorite songs. Her lyrics and way of singing allow you to get rid of a lot of frustrations, and that’s always a good thing.

Don’t Speak – No Doubt

A true 90’s hit and which girl sung this after having her heart broken?

I Think I’m Paranoid – Garbage

I had to sing this one once with my back-up Garage Band and it was awesome. It was harder than I thought but what was I expecting? It’s Shirley Manson!

One of Us – Joan Osborne

I actually owned this CD and One of Us is the only song on it that I can remember. Is it just me or did women in the 90’s write awesome karaoke songs?

Mamma Mia – Abba

Another instant hit from Sing Star. This is just super fun.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

I have an agreement with a friend: as soon as he comes back from Australia we will sing this at some karaoke bar. Preferably the original version or the Rock of Ages musical version.

Which karaoke songs would you chose?

The subject of this post was suggested by Rotaroots, a Brazilian group of bloggers that long for the good old days when blogging was personal.

Blog Day 2014 – Indicações

Posted by on 01 Sep 2014 at 21:44 in Listas

Ontem foi Blog Day. O dia (31 de Agosto) foi criado para os blogueiros indicarem outros blogs interessantes e assim expandir sua lista. O Rotaroots resolveu resgatar esse dia e pediu para os blogs que fossem participar, indicarem 15 blogs, divididos em 3 categorias. Eu deixei pra última hora e perdi o prazo, mas resolvi participar mesmo assim porque o que vale é indicar bom conteúdo para pessoas que buscam coisas novas.

blogs que não saem do meu feed

blog day 1

Paula Abrahão | Blog

Conheci a Paula faz uns 10 anos através do LiveJournal. Desde então sempre fomos amigas virtuais até ela vir pra Amsterdam, tornando essa cidade ainda mais colorida. As fotos que ela tira são lindas e ela escreve sobre um monte de coisas que eu gosto: gatos, Game of Thrones, música da Escandinávia…

Mais 20 Minutos

Conheci a Letícia através do Mão Feita e desde então venho acompanhando seu Twitter, suas páginas no Facebook e o blog. Super bom gosto e ótimos posts sobre cultura pop, tatuagens, homens barbudos…

A Girl Without Borders

Minha amiga linda e mestra em Sociologia escreve muito bem e traz a sociologia para nós mortais, tratando de assuntos como política, feminismo e identidade cultural. (Em inglês).

Hello Lolla

A Lolla é outra que eu acompanho faz séculos. Adoro seu sarcasmo e suas fotos lindas.

Entre Curta e saia longa

Minha querida amiga Aline é escritora, autora e cineasta.

blogs que descobri através do rotaroots

blog day 2

Pale September

Já conhecia do tempo do LiveJournal e redescobri no Rotaroots.

Nýr Dagur

Fotos lindas tiradas na Irlanda.

Sernaiotto

Ótimas dicas para quem quer começar um blog.

Teoria Criativa

Tattoos, viagens, fotografia, design lindo…

Mulher Vitrola

Mãe, ruiva, adora cultura pop… é das minhas.

Blogs pra sair da rotina

blog day 3

The Feminist Breeder

Mãe, feminista, rockeira e doula. Infelizmente o blog agora é pago, mas vale a pena seguir ela no Facebook também.

How To Be A Dad

Os caras são muito engraçados e é bem legal ler o ponto de vista dos pais.

Buzz in the Kitchen

Blog de receitas da minha colega de trabalho. Ela tem receitas deliciosas, já fiz algumas e outras ela traz pro trabalho pra gente provar (Cina Rolls!). O blog é em holandês mas agora ela também está postando em inglês.

The Road is Home

Muita gente já conhece mas o blog dessa menina/poeta/fotógrafa/mãe é um sonho. Ela tem o dom da escrita e da fotografia, as vezes fica difícil conter as lágrimas.

The Good Men Project

The Good Men Project reúne textos de vários blogs, em sua maioria escritos por homens interessados em mostrar o outro lado dos homens. Como “ser homem” sem ter que cair nas clichês do patriarcado. Tem muita coisa interessante.