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Archive for October, 2012

Photography: Amazingly Beautiful Vegetable MRIs

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Laurie says: I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while. Over at the blog Inside, Insides, Andy Ellison of Boston University Medical School has been throwing the entire produce aisle inside a Philips 3 Tesla MRI, revealing the otherworldly realms that dwell inside common foods. Here’s but a small sampling of his many […]

Doomed If You Do, Doomed If You Don’t: Scientists Attribute Endometriosis to “Attractiveness”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: A recent Italian study claims that “women with the most severe form of endometriosis happen to be unusually attractive.” The women also completed a questionnaire about their sexual history, and the results showed that women with severe endometriosis were more likely to have had sexual intercourse before age 18. This could […]

From 0 to 100 in Pictures

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Debbie says: This little video completely captured my imagination. Starting with an infant, it quickly shows you a wide variety of people, each one year older than the last. Once you get past the one-year-old, each one says their age (often not in English). It was filmed in Amsterdam, and here’s what the film-maker says […]

Healing through Art, Louise Mathewson’s Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Lynne Murray says: In A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury, author Louise Mathewson brings us small book of poems that resonate profoundly with me. The poems tell the story of reclaiming her life. She has brought back these words from a time of silence that followed a tremendous trauma caused by a serious auto […]

Laurie’s Photographs in International Exhibition in Korea

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Laurie says: I’m really excited that three of my photographs are in exhibitions in Korea that opened on the 13th of October. They selected the three photos I submitted – photographs of Kellen McCracken and Jerry McCracken (before and after transition) from Women En Large and Familiar Men, and my photograph a transwoman . .. […]

Laurie’s Work Featured Again in the Huffington Post: 30 GLBT Artists And Performers To Follow

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Laurie says: I was really surprised Thursday when my daughter Cid emailed me that I was one of the artists in the Huffington Post’s 30 GLBT Artists And Performers To Follow. It was posted for LGBT History Month on National Coming Out Day. This is the second time my work has been featured in the […]

Combatting Anti-Science, Anti-Vaccination Propaganda in My Workplace

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Debbie says: I work in a reasonably liberal, forward-looking intelligent office in San Francisco (as long as we don’t get into classism issues, which is a whole different post). Yesterday, as part of “Wellness Week,” our wonderful office manager hired a local speaker (Dr. Terrance Stackwood, a chiropractor in San Francisco) to talk about nutrition […]

Remarkable Lesbian Portraits Through Time

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Laurie says: Riese from Autostraddle curated this remarkable and thoughtful collection of lesbian portraits for June’s Herstory month. As an artist who does portraits, I am very impressed with the sense of personality that imbues many of these photographs. They run from Victorian times til the present and also give a vivid sense of the […]

The Revolutionary Weapon in the Media War Against Black Women

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: It’s great to have Laurie back from her long vacation, and be blogging together again! We’ll start by showcasing this trenchant book review from Tracey Ross for Racialicious. Neither of us has had the chance to read Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman, by Lakesia Johnson, and both of […]