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Spirit of Tivaevae: the documentary


Found out one of my followers is a very talented artist and filmmaker and one of her recent projects is this exciting documentary: Spirit of Tivaevae.  

Cook Island artist/filmmaker, Melodie Turori focuses on Cook

Island style of quilting, called Tivaevae.  As the website states, “Quilting was first introduced to the Cook Islands women by missionaries in the early 1800s. Once the islanders learned how to sew and embroider, they quickly made quilting into a unique art all their own. While they may be made by a solo artist, tivaevae are also created in local women’s groups, where friends gather to swap news and stitches.”

Check out the trailer!  I think they still may be accepting donations too

Thank you for posting our link @womenpacific! We are definitely still accepting donations. :) We also have a Tumblr blog with lots of Cook Islands beauty: spiritoftivaevae.

Mahalo nui loa!

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Reminder: You are under no obligation to look pretty.


Not when you are laying around the house, not when you go to the grocery store, not when you sit in a classroom, not when you go to the gym. You are never obligated to get dressed up just so you are pretty for others.

Pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman. 



The musical number "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" includes cameos by various historical characters from the time including Maurice Chevalier, Sigmund Freud, Charles A. Lindbergh, Josephine Baker, Claude Monet, Isadora Duncan, Auguste Rodin, and Gertrude Stein.

I’d like to point out Freud slips on that banana peel.

A Freudian slip.


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“The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy” is a modern transmedia digital series adapted from J.M. Barrie’s novel “Peter and Wendy.”
Created by Kyle Walters and Shawn deLoache

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As a woman you’re still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn’t do well, suddenly it’s because she’s a woman. That’s aggravating to me.

- Diablo Cody on directing in Hollywood (via leanin)
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