‘Clara Bow’ from ‘Inspiring Women’ (Seattle NOW) by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

Clara Bow was an American actress who shaped cinema, celebrity, fashion, “sex appeal” and what was deemed “acceptable” in Hollywood. Unfortunately, much of the complexity of her personality and her roles have been forgotten or attributed to other people. Those who have heard of her most likely know of her and Helen Kane being the inspiration behind Max Fleischer’s “Betty Boop”.

‘An Introduction to Queer Women's Fashion History’ (Part Two) from ‘That Can’t Be True! (Seattle NOW) by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

The Roaring Twenties was a time of great change in the fashion world and society at
large. At the dawn of the 1920s, the world was still reeling from the First World War. The
conflict, which ended just over a year before the new decade began, had a fundamental
and irreversible effect on society, culture, and fashion. Utility and practicality in fashion
became more normalized especially for women. With suffrage and a greater move
towards gender equality women demanded functional clothing, ones that didn’t limit

‘An Introduction to Queer Women's Fashion History’ (Part One) from ‘That Can’t Be True!’ (Seattle NOW) by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

LGBTQ+ women have been impacting the fashion world and the world at large forever however we rarely get to hear about the history of queer women at all yet alone their fashion. This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been people advocating for and teaching these histories. Hopefully reading this article will inspire you to learn more about the history and the resources list will give you at least a few places to start.

'Sexism in Women’s Sports History' from ‘That Can’t Be True!’ (Seattle NOW) by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch, and fellow NOW writer Katie Marie

It feels as though we should have left behind old sexist ideas around women’s health and anatomy, however it is frightening just how many of them seem to have stuck around and still play a role in society's perceptions of women in sports. While this article obviously can’t cover all of the instances in which oppressive patriarchal ideas impact modern women’s sports we hope to highlight a few.

‘Hedy Lamarr’ from the ‘Inspiring Women Series’ (Seattle NOW) - by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems. However like many women before and after her she is not credited or remembered for all that she did especially as an inventor, a field that rarely allowed women in the door.

Some Philosophical Quotes Attributed to Albert Einstein – Hat-tip Alla Marchenko

“I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.”

“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. Matter is spirit reduced to point of visibility. There is no matter.”