Pharrell Williams “Happy” is the modern day ode to joy. What happens when joy takes shape in Benin, West Africa? It looks just like this viral video by Stéphane Brabant. Further proof that there are happy people of every race in every place.
Category: You’re Doing It right
Applauding those brave few who challenge us even as they sell
This is a (Wo)man’s World
Check out his viral video from France showing us life as a masculinist in a matriarchal world. Sometimes it helps to just see things differently. Watch the video then read more about the short, created in 2010 by Eleonore Pourriat, and the filmmaker’s surprise by it’s recent upworthiness.
Google’s Doodle-ing It Right
Russia’s laws and practices against gay citizens have been well documented leading up to the games, exposing harsh practices and the need for change. Google welcomed the games with this doodle, which included language directly from the Olympic charter reminding us all the intended spirit of the games. Here’s to hoping that the pressure to provide equal rights will last longer than the games.
Girl Power Without the Pink
Verizon featured football-reporting phenom Ella in it’s broadband campaign this season as she went from persona-non-grata to the girl to be without a scrap of pink or princess power. With a growing female fan base, the NFL needs to promote Ella and a few more female reporters for real.
American Eagle’s sister store Aerie is launching its #aeirereal campaign, pledging to stop Photoshopping their models and to not use supermodels. Even so, the women in these photos are most definitely still very beautiful by most American standards, even if not so visible in fashion. We have a long way to go till the war on women’s bodies can be called in this country, but every journey is made of a million steps and this Photoshop free campaign looks like one.
TIA: Dignity is Everywhere
This is 50
Who Wore It Best? No Contest
If You Must Have Princesses
Have some of these! Read more about the Guradian Princesses, challengers to the throne of Disney, or check them out on Facebook.