Betsy Cornwell

writer, teacher, lady adventurer

23 Sep

mamamadeleine:

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mamawolfsingh:

littleaprilshowers:

Babies moving inside 

That is some freaky, incredible s**t!!

I was too fat to see my baby move.

I miss it!!

Can’t wait to feel this again!

My baby never faces forward so we never see the individual feet/hands/knees, but you can see a softball sized lump shoot across my belly and it’s freaky. 

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23 Sep

littlebluboxx:

silentauroriamthereal:

nofreedomlove:

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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23 Sep

pyrositshere:

internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

22 Sep

Epemichan replied to your post “I just picked up your book, tides, and I am loving it! I’m on the sixth chapter as of now but I can tell already that I am really going to love this book, and I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying it because it is a really good.”

CACKLES WRITERLY OH MY GOSH YOU ARE GREAT

Eehee I AM GREAT YES THANK YOU

(or sometimes it is good to tell myself this)

22 Sep
Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age.

Betsy Cornwell

22 Sep

we-leavenobookbehind-us said: I just picked up your book, tides, and I am loving it! I'm on the sixth chapter as of now but I can tell already that I am really going to love this book, and I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying it because it is a really good.

Aah thank you!! I hope you keep loving it!

(I had to go look up which chapter is six. AH YES. *cackles writerly*)

x

22 Sep graphitechildren:

*tries to make rach’s merperson look less like a turian*
*accidentally makes rach’s merperson look more like a turian*
Anyway, enjoy <3

graphitechildren:

*tries to make rach’s merperson look less like a turian*

*accidentally makes rach’s merperson look more like a turian*

Anyway, enjoy <3

20 Sep

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20 Sep

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20 Sep My hair looks really cool today. (I&#8217;m glad I don&#8217;t dye it anymore.)

My hair looks really cool today. (I’m glad I don’t dye it anymore.)

19 Sep

nikkiplusbooks:

I read this book in the beginning of the year. And I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. I kind of want to reread it, because it was so good.

But what I just realized, is that on GoodReads, this book only has 604 ratings.

I think that’s a crime. This book needs more hype. Please look into this book.

You can read the blurb here on GoodReads, and you can read my review, and I’ll be making a video over it as well, because I think it’s fucking horrible that more people aren’t talking about this book.

  • Selkies
  • Lesbian relationship between an older couple
  • PoC
  • A girl that suffers with anorexia
  • Feminism
  • Feminism to the max

thank you so much! This really means so much to me, and every person who takes up a little-known book’s cause can make SO much difference. (And I can’t wait to see this video you speak of!)

19 Sep valentinapoole:

September Book Photo ChallengeDay 13: I Can’t Wait For This These
I really want to read these, its just that i have such a big tbr list.

valentinapoole:

September Book Photo Challenge
Day 13: I Can’t Wait For This These

I really want to read these, its just that i have such a big tbr list.

19 Sep justalittlebookcrazy:

Books-cupcakes September Photo Challenge
Day 12: I’m Reading This Next
One of these two, I haven’t decided yet!

justalittlebookcrazy:

Books-cupcakes September Photo Challenge

Day 12: I’m Reading This Next

One of these two, I haven’t decided yet!

19 Sep

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

19 Sep selkierosemary:

lady-adventurer:

Tides, Betsy Cornwell

I’ve finally bought this book because how could I not.  I’m so excited to read it! ;Dp.s. the shiny cover is so gloriously amazing oh my goodness I love it and I haven’t opened it yet

Yay! (The cover is super duper shiny)

selkierosemary:

lady-adventurer:

Tides, Betsy Cornwell

I’ve finally bought this book because how could I not.  I’m so excited to read it! ;D

p.s. the shiny cover is so gloriously amazing oh my goodness I love it and I haven’t opened it yet

Yay! (The cover is super duper shiny)