Inspiration! Roundup: Viola Desmond, 80's punk portraits, surreal wildlife paintings, and more!

Inspiration Roundup includes Viola Desmond on the Canadian $10 bill, 80's punk portraits, surreal wildlife paintings, and more!
This Week's "I want to go to there":
I have had a huge urge lately to get myself tattooed.
What's stopping me? The same thing that keeps me from going back to school
and getting a masters: I have no idea what I want.

Viola Desmond on the $10 Bill

It's so exciting to finally have a woman on currency in Canada (aside from the Queen, of course)! Viola Desmond has been chosen as the first woman to take a place on our cash monies, and she is a pretty inspiring human. First, she was imprisoned for sitting in the whites only section of the movie theatre and refusing to leave when asked. Then, when she was barred from studying hair dressing at any local schools due to her race, she went abroad to learn how to cut hair, coming back to open her own studio AND a school to teach other women of colour the same skills.

The Cozy World of 80's Punk

This series of 80's punk photography by Mark Morrisroe is nostalgic and warm and lovely in a way that I think most people don't associate with the punk movement.

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic

Tiffany Bozic's wildlife art is stunning.

A photo posted by Tiffany Bozic (@t.bozic) on


2016 Gets Some Redemption

It's a common refrain at this point that 2016 was the year that set the world on fire, just to watch it burn. Turns out that this year wasn't all bad. Here's a sweet collection of 17 badass women who did some pretty badass things this year, including a little girl who stares down riot police with the eyes of a hurricane in Chile and the teenage girl who is defiantly riding a bike in Gaza.

If you want more sweet dealings from this past year, check out CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2016.

Typewriter Orchestra

This is just what it sounds like. I feel like I now live in a world where OF COURSE people have turned absolutely anything into performance, and at the same time, I bow down in wonder to the idea of a typewriter orchestra.



Melting Artwork

An artist is painting murals on ice caps to demonstrate and draw attention to climate change.


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