I’m a girl.

“This fall, New York City becomes the first major city in the nation to tackle the issue of girl’s’ self-esteem and body image. Recognizing that girls as young as 6 and 7 are struggling with body image and self-esteem, New York City is launching a self-esteem initiative to help girls believe their value comes from their character, skills, and attributes – not appearance.”

Go here for more on the NYC Girls Project.

Goodbye to All That.

“I’d entered the city the way one enters any grand love affair: with no exit plan. I went willing to live there forever, to become one of the women clad in slim pants and killer shoes and interesting coats. I was ready for the city to sweep me into its arms, but instead it held me at a cool distance. And so I left New York the way one leaves a love affair too: because, much as I loved it, I wasn’t truly in love.”

— Cheryl Strayed, and other celebrated women writers, on loving and leaving New York.


Gus Petro did this cool project called ‘Empty, Dense, Merge’ in which he traveled all over the US and captured a feeling of complete emptiness, a feeling of complete density. and then merged the two together. These photos are from ‘Merge.’ He took New York City and placed it inside the Grand Canyon: two opposites merged into one.