Supermodel 101: Christy Turlington

Standing at 5’10 here to win, this green eyed, brunette isn’t just 1/3 of The Trinity, but in my top three favorite supermodels of all time. I’m obsessed enough to know this full lipped, chiseled face hottie, has one almond shaped eye and one round. A classic beauty with dainty features, Christy Turlington was discovered at 13 in Florida. A local photographer spotted her riding a horse. She modeled part time while finishing school, eventually moving to New York City at 18 to pursue a full time career.

Intelligent, she didn’t let being on over 500 magazine covers (Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler…), endless runways and campaigns (Calvin Klein, Chanel, YSL, Maybelline…), or music videos (Duran Duran & George Michael) stop her from getting degrees. Turlington has BA’s from NYU in both comparative religion and philosophy.
A humanitarian, she went back for her masters at Columbia University for public health. Using it to found Every Mother Counts, making pregnancy and childbirth safe, for every mother everywhere.” She’s also an advocate for CARE, an international organization that helps women and girls with social justice, financial assistance, education, basic needs and health. Feminist fucking icon.

Brains, beauty and compassion helped her bag equally talented husband Ed Burns. The actor, director, producer and supermodel share 2 children. Turlington too has film credentials, directing No Woman, No Cry, a documentary about preventable maternal deaths.
A bad bitch and a badass, with an iconic iconic career. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore folks. Which Christy Turlington picture is your fave? Via: Supermodel_Archive_2, Classic Beauty Official, Vogue & Supermodels_Work

When The Women Were Drummers

“It is often said that the first sound we hear in the womb is our mother’s heartbeat. Actually, the first sound to vibrate our newly developed hearing apparatus is the pulse of our mother’s blood through her veins and arteries. We vibrate to that primordial rhythm even before we have ears to hear. Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother’s ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother’s blood before she herself is born…” Artist: Xi Pan

What Mark Are You Leaving?

“Being forgotten, she thinks, is a bit like going mad. You begin to wonder what is real. After all, how can a thing be real if it cannot be remembered? It’s like the Zen koan, the one about the tree falling in the woods. If no one heard it, did it happen? If a person cannot leave a mark, do the exist?

Artist: Daniel Ametefe Kukubor (@ametkukubor)

Easily Marketable Black Tropes

“We’re expected to write about trauma, oppression, or slavery, because those are easily marketable Black tropes. Publishers struggle to see us as having the same banal, funny, whimsical experiences that every human has-‘
‘Because it’d imply that we are human,’ interrupted Khalil. ‘AMERICAN SOCIETY DEPENDS ON THE NEED TO DEHUMANIZE, DEGRADE, AND DENY THE BLACK MAN.”

Artist: Tope Fatunmbi

Step One Of Fixing The Patriarchy

“Destigmatizing male vulnerability is the first step toward rebuilding the absolute ruin that straight men have left the world in.”

Artist: Cale Blee

A Classic Housewives Moment

Y’all play too much. I can not. The Bravo fan pages not about shit, like honestly this is one of the most iconic moments in housewives history. When Aviva Drescher, cousin of the Fran Drescher, threw her leg on that table. Everyone’s reaction. Luann’s reaction, mind you she was a friend of that season, bringing grade A drama. The performance was top tier. Please Google this moment. Via: BravooOMag