We are always on the hunt for news, ideas and inspiration to share with you. This is the first in our new monthly series about what we are Watching, Reading & Listening To. This month, we’re highlighting one of our favorite music discoveries, a transformative TED Talk, some news highlights from the world of politics, and one hilarious podcast that is a must if you need a light-hearted interlude to your day.
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IBEYI: The Sound of Now
Twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz make up the French (with Cuban,Venezuelan and Tunisian origins) musical duo Ibeyi. Singing in English, French, Spanish and Yoruba—a Nigerian language spoken in West Africa—the sisters fuse jazz with beats, samples and traditional instruments to create a wholly original style of music that transcends cultures and language.
The blending of their voices when they harmonize is breathtaking, not to mention the messages and themes in their songs which celebrate life and encourage introspection. TARRA was on-site at one of their recent shows, which felt like nothing short of a magical revelation.
TED Talks: To Raise Brave Girls Encourage Adventure
Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up—and grow up to be brave women. From one of our favorite Ted Talks, learn how to spark a little productive risk-taking and raise confident girls with stories and advice from firefighter, paraglider and all-around adventurer, Caroline Paul.
The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America
Becoming a mother used to be seen as a unifying milestone for women in the United States. But a new analysis of four decades of births shows that the age women become mothers varies significantly by geography and education. The result is that children are born into very different family lives, heading for diverging economic futures.
Read through for an intriguing insight about the landscape of motherhood in America.
Primary Takeaways: 4 Women Winners to Be Very Excited About
“Call it a pink wave or just “women getting shit done in 2018,” but some of the record number of female candidates running for office this year are one step closer to victory in November after key primary wins on Tuesday night. Funny thing that happens after a flagrant bigot and misogynist becomes president…here are four women primary winners to be excited about.” —Vogue
Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS at the Aspen Art Museum
Over the last decade, Cheryl Donegan has made paintings that are as irreverent and subversive as her widely acclaimed political, feminist approaches to video. The Aspen ArtMuseum’s presentation of her GRLZ + VEILS exhibit is the artist’s first US museum presentation solely devoted to painting. The show features a highly curated selection of her work, with hanging printed fabrics that Donegan has designed, as well as mannequins featuring a new collection of clothing by the artist.
It’s a tour de force and a must see if you are in the area.
Our New Obsession: Call Your Girlfriend
Every week, the duo call each other to discuss the latest in pop culture and politics. With fierce opinions, they aren’t afraid to tell it like it is on everything from menstrual cycles to theCheeto in Chief and workplace drama.
While they highlight women who are movers, and shakers, they also care deeply about the experiences of everyday women who are just trying to get through the week.