Brown Paper Packages: Feminist Edition

Last summer I started a series to feature a few of my favorite things on the first Monday of every month. Then the holiday season began and I pretty much blacked out for two months, but now we are BACK, BABY. And we're starting 2016 strong with the first ever feminist edition of Brown Paper Packages (click here for past editions)!

My favorite feminist. (Dorothy Sayers sums this up better than I ever could.)

These gender-bent fairytale prints.

So saith Tina and Amy, queens of err'thang.

Hail, Melissa, goddess of slam.

NovaElle's mission makes me want to march down the street waving YAS flags (click on "Our Story" to read the full version).

One of my favorite hashtags so far this year.

Put a ring on it and empower a female artisan in Kenya.

Blessed is she who believes.

"I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and for my femininity. I want to be respected in all of my femaleness. Because I deserve to be."

Shannon Hale's incredible Stories for All series on Tumblr takes down the reasoning behind why boys won't read "girl books."

I will shamelessly watch the absolute sh*t out of this movie, and I'm taking you all with me.

And here is a show that makes you forget that women actually comprised 42% of all speaking roles in 2014-2015 prime-time TV shows.

Catcalling: only cute when there are actual cats involved.

Yes yes yes MORE links to politically charged clothing.

You are a universe wrapped in skin.

Dominique Christina is at the level of badass I want to be when I grow up.

These journals are not only designed by young female artists, but they also support scholarship funds that send women to universities.

For those who don't know, my day job is in social services. Here is a quick summary of why homelessness affects women differently.

I have shared this video project before, but I'm doing it again because I am so inspired by the way Elisa, Lily, and Melanie talk about beauty.

I believe we are all connected; if we're going to dialogue about femininity, we should also have a conversation about our society's construction of masculinity (this is an interesting starting point).

When a plane crash lands in Nazi Germany in wartime, code name Verity (a British spy) is captured and code name Kittyhawk (the pilot who brought her there) must find a way to rescue her best friend before it's too late. The Paper Package of the Month is one of my favorite YA novels of all time—Elizabeth Wein's brilliant NY Times Bestseller Code Name Verity.

I think author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said it best when she said, "Culture does not make people. People make culture." So, as always, I am leaving the comments open (also feel free to message me off the comments).

Aaaand if you liked this month's edition of Brown Paper Packages, please spread the love with #BPPmonday!