We might want to strangle each other sometimes, but I couldn’t ask for some better to be in my corner & have my back. Happy Women’s Day to the strongest & most important woman in my life. Love you mommy :)
You guys! This is a sea! And I’m sitting in front of it! Me & the sea, just hanging out together on this beautiful day. #MindBlasted
Little Mix - “Little Me”
I can’t really express to you how important this video is. But I want you to look at the young people represented in it: They do not seem financially well-off. Many, maybe most, of them are not white. ”Little Me” is a song about looking back at your past self and wishing you could give her advice, wishing you could tell her she both can and deserves to reach her dreams. In this video, Little Mix is looking to young people of color, to young people from working class backgrounds, to a lot of young people who look like the members of Little Mix, and saying you are like me, I am like you, and you can be anything you want to be.
They sing “I’d tell her to speak up, I’d tell her to shout out” and they let the faces in the video have voices, speaking to their own challenges and insecurities and dreams and, finally, triumphs. They make the scope of this song’s intended audience very, very clear. They make it very clear who, exactly, they are trying to empower.
“Welcome to Cardboard Box Office – our homemade creations of some of your favorite movie scenes built from some of our favorite domestic junk.
The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth). With our social lives drastically altered we decided to find a way to make some of those housebound weekends a little more fun.
The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and three individuals slowly losing their sanity. Enjoy!”