- Tongue Tied
In Your Face & Other Songs About Other Faces
Cause I can’t stop myself every time I’m near you
I can’t close the door to waste an opportunity to get to you
That was the motivation behind the Cover Stories campaign, launched by Catapult, a crowd-funding site that connects nonprofit women-oriented projects to potential donors and supporters (think of it as a feminist Kickstarter). In observation of International Women’s Day, Catapult released a jarring collection of mock magazine covers that highlight human rights issues that affect women and girls the world over.
As we mark IWD, women and girls still face the horrors of sex trafficking, child marriage and slavery. The fake magazines use provocative titles that play on well-known publications–Child Bride, Good Slavekeeping and Thirteen–with the goal of making IWD “more than just a cover story.
Catapult then backs up the covers with compelling statistics:
- 14 million young girls will be forced into child marriages this year.
- In New York City, the average age a girl first falls victim to commercial sexual exploitation is only 13.
- An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked into slavery each year, the majority being girls.
Despite this, only 2 percent of every development dollar the U.S. spends goes to adolescent girls and 1 in 5 women’s and girl’s rights organizations are in danger of closing. The people behind the Cover Stories campaign hope people will be motivated to work with or donate to the more than 140 girl-and-women-focused organizations Catapult supports.
Your genome, every human’s genome, consists of a unique DNA sequence of A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s that tell your cells how to operate. Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to know the sequence of letters that makes up an individual genome relatively quickly and inexpensively.
From the TED-Ed Lesson How to sequence the human genome - Mark J. Kiel
Animation by Marc Christoforidis
The way it goes
- Up To You (Bonus Track)
Talking Dreams (Deluxe Version)
It’s all up to you.
Laura Nowlin, If He Had Been with Me
Gayle Forman, Just One Year
Aidan Chambers, Dying to Know You
Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades