Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Good morning, beloveds.

Here in the GTA it is a dreadfully rainy chilly day, just the sort of day your professor would like to spend in bed all day showing off her ability to behave like as the sloth.  Instead, however, she is here to bring her beloveds something terrific. As of late, your ladyperson badass has been troubled by the world.  The world is a troubling place, what with all the wars and injustice and your professor will fight injustices of all kinds until they carry her out feet first, beloveds. In the meantime, she tries to find the beauty and creativity and artiness and smartness, and of course, most of all, the niceness.

This little girl is Stella Ehrhart.  She looks like your typical girl in a pretty red dress, but she is dressed as Georgia O’Keefe.  She owns the book 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century, and she uses it as inspiration every morning as she gets dressed for school. She tries to go as a different woman every day. Her costumes aren’t elaborate, and a lot of them are evocative of the women she thinks about rather than entirely representational. I’m just moved by the idea that a young woman would think about female role models and try to embody them day to day.

I could be cynical and say that some of the articles I read include gratuitous plugs for the acting she does, or think that this is a ploy for attention, or whatevsies. But, your professor has decided that she just doesn’t give a shit what the motives really are.  Here is a creative little girl who takes interesting and influential women to heart, and I think that is just terrific.

Until tomorrow when we return to terribleness,

In hope for a tomorrow in which the patriarchy is no more,

PLPB

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