If She Can Do It, You Can Too

Human rights activist at age 11, the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize at 17, shot in the head by terrorists at age 15, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of an organization for girls’ education by age 18. If you don't yet know who I'm talking about, today is the perfect day to find out (literally)

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Don't Be Afraid of the F Word

Feminist. A word that is heard so frequently in our generation but whose complex meaning is constantly debated and redefined. When some hear feminist they might think of the "angry, radical woman" bearing protest signs and pushing an anti-male agenda. Honestly, the definition of feminism is a lot simpler than you think.

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Why it is So Important that Solange's Album is #1

"I think that A Seat at the Table for me is an invitation to allow folks to pull up a chair, get very close and have these hard uncomfortable truths be shared. It’s not going to be pretty, it’s not going to be fun, you may not get to dance to it, you’re not going to breathe easily through it, but that is the state of the times that we’re in right now. It’s my invitation to actually open up those doors and to have that voice, get messy and lay out my truths and stand firm in them." -Solange, 2016

 
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Artist Highlight: Yohey Horishita

Japanese illustrator based in NYC

His art style reflects his Deep South Japanese roots and the influence of a modern art education from Savannah College of Art and Design. While his work is reminiscent of the delicate and detailed style of ancient Asian art, he illustrates contemporary personal pieces, social commentary, and portraits.

 
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What Amy Winehouse Taught Us about Originality

Today marks what would have been the 33rd birthday of the one and only Amy Winehouse. The artist's music was an eclectic blend of jazz, soul, and R&B that combined with her raw, honest lyrics to create music that would resonate within the hearts of anyone who heard it. While the world lost Amy 5 years ago, her strength and her story live on through her music.

 
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Because of A Woman: Malanda Jean-Claude

The first book to be checked-in to Leizey's Library is this work of poetry by Malanda Jean-Claude. As one of my favorite poets, Malanda Jean-Claude's first book, Because of A Woman, was definitely an investment worth making. Even if you can't relate to his story of lost love (though you probably can), you will feel every emotion that pours off the pages...

Genre: Poetry

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Prince: Life Coach

Mourning a legend. On April 21st, 2016, the musical artist Prince died in his famous Paisley Park compound. The world is honoring Prince with a celebration of his life, truly fitting for the death of such an eclectic, inspiring, and unique figure. Here are four things that we can learn from the life of Prince Rogers Nelson

 
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