It’s the end of Spring Break, which was catch-up week for me, while my kid was in nanny care with one of his most beloved people ever. Next week I’ll be back to skipping more work than I should to play ball with him, which sounds good to me.
In the meantime, Maddie and I are headed to The Bold Italic’s Love/Make expo in San Francisco on Sunday and you should come too! We have it on good authority that we’ll be right at the top of the stairs on the second (bigger) floor, right by the bar and the Photobooth. Which is where you want to be anyway, amiright?
P.S. We had a bang up #APWentrepreneurship conversation on Instagram this week about learning to say no. Go catch up, if you haven’t already.
Highlights of APW This Week
I ordered tons of dresses from Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and a few other places around the web with easy return policies, then had a try-on party with my besties. It was like being at a bridal store, but I knew the dresses would zip up/go over my hips and boobs, plus we had the exact sparkling wine and snacks I wanted.
I don’t want to watch rape scenes. My partner doesn’t get it.
Me and him… and her.
Buying the imperfect wedding dress.
Planning a destination wedding in Mexico
when you’re not rich for $13K.
Pastel eye makeup for your wedding! Back issues of Tiger Beat not included.
Because you can’t put emotions into a spreadsheet.
Around the web
You have to buy Elle magazine in print this month to get the full article on my-favorite-teenager Tavi Gevinson interviewing Maddie’s-favorite-complicated-pop-star Miley Cyrus, but it’s worth every penny. In that moment where I thought, “I wasn’t as smart as Tavi at eighteen,” I remembered what eighteen was actually like. I was pretty damn smart, actually, if not as worldly. Eighteen-year-olds normally are.
“You can make money doing anything if you work hard and good at it.” From selling crack to college, on work ethic and hustle. Powerful, correct. I cried.
The ladies over at the Man Repeller on what beauty means, and not wearing makeup. Or, being fucking awesome as usual.
For the other art school grads in the house, “What I Wish I Knew After My MFA Ended.” Not that I have a graduate degree in… anything. But good advice for art and life.
Emma Stone calls out Andrew Garfield on his casual sexism at a press conference.
We’re glad commenters are, “Oh, shut up,” to this bitchy article about unplugged weddings.
Pastel photographs of a segregated world.
What is to come with clemency under the Obama administration. (This may sound boring, but it’s a great read about an important subject.)
NYPD Twitter photo contest is going… not so swimmingly for them.
The invisible benefits of gaming while male.
FRIENDS OF APW
On Tuesday, Sarah Deragon officially launched The Identity Project’s Indiegogo campaign! The goal: bring the photo project to cities across the nation. She could use your help!
For Mother’s Day 2014, Minted is donating 20% of their art sales to Every Mother Counts, an organization working to make pregnancy and childbirth safe in the developing world. The cause is close to my heart, as someone who had a dangerous delivery and is tired of “the birth experience” being touted as a status symbol instead of a process where you work to safely bring a child into the world. Use the code APWEMC during checkout on Minted between 4/21/14 and 4/28/14 to make the donation happen, and you will receive a downloadable card that lets your mom know that a donation to EMC was made in her name.
APW’s web design team, CooperHouse is having another Digital Creative Workshop this weekend in Seattle! A few tickets are still remaining, so if you’re looking to learn a thing or two (or twelve, let’s be honest) about Photoshop, Illustrator, and Graphic Design for Small Business, jump on it!
APW’s 2014 Happy Hours are sponsored by Monogamy Wine and Promisqous wine. Thank you Monogamy and PromisQous for helping make the APW mission possible! if you want to learn more about monogamy (and possibly win birthday treats), head over here and sign up for their newsletter.