Vice: Molly Soda Turns Nasty Social Media Comments into Unfiltered Art. “She’s an artist with a venerable online presence—68K people follow her on Instagram, and last year, Soda and Arvida Byström released a book of images censored by the platform, called Pics or It Didn’t Happen. But Soda’s solo show doesn’t try to reproduce her online persona or curate a flattering, aspirational version of her life for others to gawk at. Instead, she is magnifying the very personal realities of being a woman online.”
Edible Brooklyn: Use This Database to Connect with Underrepresented Food Professionals. “‘Build a longer table, not a higher fence’ is the call to action of Equity At The Table (EATT), a new database for food industry professionals that focuses on women, non-binary individuals, LGBTQ and people of color.”
The Reykjavik Grapevine: New Website Tells Icelandic Women Of Genetic Mutation Linked To Cancer. “Icelandic research centre deCODE Genetics will open a website today where women will be able to find out whether or not their body is affected by a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast cancer, RÚV reports.”
CBS Minnesota: Database Helps Consumers Tap Into 700K Women-Owned Businesses. “Anyone interested in boosting businesses owned by women will want to see what two Twin Cities women just created. [MAIA Community] is an online directory that puts the names, addresses and phone numbers of 700,000 woman-owned businesses at your fingertips.”
UPI: Study: Excessive social media use could harm female self-esteem. “Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest may not be good for women’s self-esteem, a new study suggests. Women are less likely to be happy with their bodies if they spend more than an hour a day on social media, the findings showed.”
PR Newswire: New Website Shines Light on Women of Color in the Digital Art Space (PRESS RELEASE). “In the world of digital art, women of color are largely underrepresented. A 2017 study conducted by The City University of New York, Guttman College, notes that in New York City alone, one of the most highly populated cities for artists, women of color made up less than six percent of artists represented by top galleries. One minority-owned organization seeks to change that. Launching today, Electric Women highlights the work of women of color in the digital arts space through a collection of profiles that highlight the work of these accomplished artists.” There’s about 30 artists listed here at the moment. I like the design.
Rewire: Mapping Out Missing and Murdered Native Women: ‘I Would Want My Story to Have Meaning’. “[Annita] Lucchesi, a cartographer and doctoral student at the University of Lethbridge’s Cultural, Social and Political Thought program, recently created and published an online database logging cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and two spirit people. She began gathering information for the database in 2015 from news articles, online databases, lists compiled by Native advocates and community members, family members, social media, federal and state missing persons databases, and law enforcement records gathered through public records requests. She personally vets all information she receives before adding it to the database. Cases date from 1900 to the present; as of April 2018, she has found 2,501 cases of missing and murdered women and two spirit people in the United States and Canada.”