Want another great way to respect Dr. Maya Angelou’s legacy? UltraViolet has a petition asking the Postal Service to put her on a stamp. As UltraViolet explains, “Maya Angelou was influential in so many ways: she was Hollywood’s first black female director, a best-selling author of 36 books and presidential inauguration poet. That’s why there’s movement to create a stamp in her honor. Will you add your name?” Already signed.
+ Melissa McCarthy Is Ready to Take on Fashion
Get ready, Fashion World, because Melissa McCarthy is here to make some changes! Tired of fashion concentrating on only certain body types, the actress is launching her own plus-size line. “When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed,” she told Redbook. “Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no.” Not cool.
+ Research on Female Condoms
Male condoms are better known than female condoms, but researchers at Indiana University are seeing what they can do about improving the female condom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding it, along with other projects to help people’s health. If you ever have questions about birth control and protection, check out It’s Your (Sex) Life.
+ “Cosmos” Host Talks the Money of Climate Change
Astrophysicist and “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about how it might take economics to get rich people more involved in fighting climate change. The way climate change is going, people are set to lose major money as rising sea levels encroach on cities. “If they start to lose their wealth, they change their minds real fast,” he said.
Photo: (Getty, NPR)
Head to lookdifferent.org for more examples of bias, what you can do about it and additional resources.