Teshya Alo is 16 years old and 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws women twice her age and pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now, she has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling world championships. If she does, she’d be the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year. But it won’t be easy.
For years, her raw talent has provoked jealousy. She trains from Hawai‘i, and the cost to travel to mainland tournaments drains her family’s resources. She’s a student at Kamehameha Schools. And she’s going through puberty. WINNING GIRL follows the four-year journey of this part-Polynesian female teenage judo and wrestling phenomenon from Hawai‘i, and in doing so tells the dynamic story of an elite athlete on her ascent, a girl facing the challenges of growing up and an entire family dedicated to a single dream.
OH MY GOD
THE CHOREOGRAPHY AND THE FACT THAT THE HAT STAYED ON THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING HAVE TOTALLY STUNNED ME
YAS AT THICK’EMS AT THE END!!!!!
BATTY SHAWTS!!!! YAAASS KILL ‘EM
fucking LOVE this!
dat lipstick was gorgeous
OMG THE LAST GIRL SLAAAAAYED
Newborn baby stuns doctors by holding her own bottle (in the UK)
A baby girl has amazed doctors with her ability to hold her own feeding bottle. Two-week-old Ammra was able to grasp her bottle alone just three days after she was born at Queen’s Hospital, Romford in Essex, her mother Onyi Chiedozie said.The 20-year-old, who is using a combination of breast and bottle feeding, said doctors and nurses were stunned by the baby’s ability to master her strong grip so soon after she was born.
this baby is gonna be a brain surgeon when she’s like 10
For people who are like big deal, she held a cup.
My nephew didn’t hold a bottle till he was like one. Most babies don’t know how to process gravity or the concept of if you grip the bottle it stays close to you where you can suckle it and if you tilt it back the liquid is accessible and it’s a lot to process for a baby okay.
This baby is way ahead in neuromuscular and cognitive development. She’s one of the xmen probably, it’s really amazing, the equivalent of a baby saying it’s first word at 2 months old ok it’s really amazing
Meet the First Woman to Make It into the FDNY’s Calendar of Heroes.
Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department.
This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.
There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.
I am actually crying right now beCAUSE IT’S THE FUCKING YEAR OF THE BLACK GIRL AND I’VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS
She’s gorgeous. …and I’m sure brave and all that too! May she be protected while saving lives! !!
Badass women of the future:
- Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16
Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13
Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18
Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10
Last week I wrote about a bill in Tennessee that would cut welfare benefits from parents with children performing poorly in school. The bill cleared both the House and Senate committees but yesterday the lawmaker behind the bill dropped his support for the bill, claiming further research on the impact on families was necessary.
However, The Tennessean reports Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) may have dropped the bill because of a powerful 8-year-old girl:
Before Thursday’s session, activists organized a demonstration in the corridors of Legislative Plaza and the state Capitol. An 8-year-old girl confronted Campfield with a petition signed by opponents of the bill, and a choir of about 60 people, including some in clerical garb, sang “Jesus Loves the Little Children” outside the Senate chamber as lawmakers filed in.
Campfield walked away from the confrontation, saying repeatedly that he didn’t think children should be used as political props. But it was a long walk, and the confrontation extended over several minutes as video cameras recorded the back-and-forth.
“Why do you want to cut benefits for people?” 8-year-old Aamira Fetuga asked Campfield after she chased him up a Capitol escalator.
Fetuga went on to follow Campfield after the camera stop rolling.
Campfield says he withdrew his bill because he didn’t have a full understanding of how the law would affect groups.
“Did I know what the final result was going to be? No, I never do,” Campfield said on the Senate Floor on Thursday. “I got a lot of good feedback from people. … I think a lot of people were really close (to supporting it) but were just looking for a little bit more.”
Guardian: You told Fuse magazine that The Electric Lady was “clearly the best album that came out of 2013 from a musical standpoint”. Is there too much false humility in pop?
Janelle Monae: Oh, I meant that. And it’s still the best.
Guardian: A lot of people agreed with you. But would you have thought it anyway?
Janelle Monae: Yeah. I grew up listening to artists where the album mattered, and when I say that I mean that the musicality needed to be top, state-of-the-art, the singing had to be state-of-the-art, the packaging - everything needed to be right. And those are the rules that I play by, and I take pride in it. We worked very hard, and we put thought into it. We tried to figure out: “How can we make something that 20 years or 30 years from now, androids can be dancing to as well as humans? How can we make something that’s culturally important? How can we uplift the community and keep the community jamming at the same time?” The balancing that was able to be established, the collaborations … I mean, Erykah Badu? Esperanza Spalding, Solange Knowles, Miguel – and Prince? Nobody has Prince on their album – period. If it wasn’t my album I’d listen to it and all these features and the music and I’d be really, really jealous. I’d be like: “Damn, why didn’t I make that album?”
I’m going to make a youtube video titled
"Shit ALL men say”
and it will consist only of the phrase “But not all men say that~!!”
And then I’ll wait for men to stare at their keyboards in utter distress as they contemplate the paradox of their intense desire and desperation to inform me that not all men say that.
I will break them.