Goddess Editorials

& Essays

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee


Chiharu Okunugi In 'Early Spring Day' By Michael Schwartz For Dazed & Confused Korea December 2014

Model Chiharu Okunugi redefines ‘trailer trash’, styled by Seri Yun in sophisticated, colorful babe-lovin’ separates for ‘Early Spring Day’. Photographer Michael Schwartz captures the down home loveliness for Dazed & Confused Korea’s December issue. / Hair by Leonardo Manetti; makeup by Hung Vanngo


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Amsterdam & Netherlands Score High On Global Business & Happiness Indexes

Website Ignant takes us on a stroll through Amsterdam on a rainy day. With a strong warning to first-time visitors to Amsterdam not to become enchanted with the hoards of bikes parked in lots, instructions are to check both directions before crossing the street. Many cyclists in Amsterdam ride their two-wheelers like rockets.

The reasons to love Amsterdam and The Netherlands are countless. Here are a few recent ones:

Amsterdam awarded prize for sustainability fund Dutch Daily News Sept 2014

At a ceremony in New York during September’s UN returns week, the City of Amsterdam was awarded a prize for its sustainability fund (the Amsterdam Investment Fund). The jury recognised the fund as “an excellent example of innovation which will significantly improve the city’s sustainability efforts”.

Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment, accepted the award on behalf of Mayor Van der Laan and Alderperson Choho by saying

We need the ideas introduced by smart cities such as Amsterdam now more than ever. Cities are responsible for two thirds of global energy consumption and contribute in excess of 70% of the harmful greenhouse gases produced worldwide. And that means they are also part of the solution! I am extremely proud that Mayor Van der Laan has been awarded this prize and I hope that these types of practical solutions will also be introduced in other cities.

Netherlands ranks second on Global Logistics Performance Index I Am Amsterdam

Netherlands moved three rungs on the World Bank’s 2014 Loistics Performance Indes, surpassed only by Germany.

The Global Innovation Index 2014 

The most recent index that uses 81 indicators to gauge innovation capacity, competitiveness and innovation ecosystems was led by Switzerland, UK and Sweden with The Netherlands in fourth place. The US ranked 60 out of 143 countries evaluated.

First World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations

In the new UN report, the happiest countries in the world are all in Northern Europe and include: Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The top 10 list completes with Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.

Factors driving the rankings include financial wellbeing, political freedom, strong social networks, an absence of corruption, good mental and physical health, comeone to count on, job security and stable families.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

The Netherlands ranks 14th on this year’s report behind top 5 Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark; and ahead of the US rank 20, UK rank 26 and Cuba rank 30.

If Amsterdam looks tempting to those of us living in other countries, read on: Top 10 Reasons why expats love Amsterdam.

Note: Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. Many Westerners use the terms interchangeably — to the disagreement of citizens living in the Netherlands.


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Caroline Trentini, Anna Ewers & Charlie Hunnam 'Paint It Wild' With Bruce Weber For Vogue US December 2014

Models Caroline Trentini, Anna Ewers & Charlie Hunnam ‘Paint It Wild’, styled like true bohemians by Camilla Nickerson. Bruce Weber picks up his trademark lens for Vogue US December 2014./ Hair by Odile Gilbert; makeup by Aaron de Mey


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Happy Planet Happiness Index On Global Well-being, Longevity & Sustainability

Do remember that there is more than one happiness scale in the world. We’re looking at one created by MoveHub.com. a resource for people wanting to live abroad. MoveHub examined 151 countries around the world, visualizing their Happy Planet index scores. HPI measures global data on life-expectancy, experienced well-being and ecological footprint.

Note, for example, that being wired is not among the criteria. As much as the three criteria are vitally important to me, so is a country’s digital-world infrastructure. A country’s economic productivity data is not included — based on an assumption that happiness and wealth are not connected. Government-sponsored support systems for health care are inherently included in longevity rates, but they should be investigated before moving to another country. Are you on your own as an expat? Or can you enter with ease an existing support system? What is the status of women in these countries?

Back to the Happy Planet Index, presented in these global graphs. You are evaluating three components: life expectancy, experience well-being, and ecological Footprint. Those results are then compiled into one score. ~ Anne


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Mustafah Abdulaziz Documents Daily Reality Of Global Water Shortage

“Bringing the water is not a simple task,” says Mariam Bakaule of the mountaintop village of Jarso in southwest Ethiopia.. “This is the essence of women. Water and woman are synonymous here.”

Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz currently lives in Berlin and shares these images focused on global water scarcity with Ignant. Abdulaziz was born in New York City in 1986 and worked as the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal. In August 2014 MilkMade.com asked Mustafah Abdulaziz 10 questions, with an emphasis on his ‘Water’ project.

Globally, fetching water is primarily women’s work. Water.org writes:

Glass ceilings aside, millions of women are prohibited from accomplishing little more than survival. Not because of a lack of ambition, or ability, but because of a lack of safe water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs.

An estimated 200 million hours are spent each day collecting water.


The project ‘Water’ spans water issues in 32 countries, with support from the UN, Water Aid, VSCO and others. These images focus on the scarcity of water in Ethiopia and Pakistan.

Women and young girls are responsible for the collection of water, four times a day, often at distances requiring them to trek across mountains in the morning dark and twilight.Women of Tharpakar in the southern Sindh Province of Pakistan work together to pull water from a well. Even when one person is done, they all remain at the well to share in the task.


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Jacquelyn Jablonski In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' By Matt Jones For Vogue Italia December 2014

Model Jacquelyn Jablonski is styled with eclectic vintage looks by Alberto Zanoletti in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Matt Jones captures nature girl on grassland dunes for Elle Italia December 2014. / Hair by Marco Braca; makeup by Maria Seccia


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Time Travel Images of China's Forbidden City Then & Now

A simple but highly effective photo shoot by Forbidden City magazine as gone viral on Chinese social media. Editors of the magazine dug through archives, looking for photographs of Chinese nobility. The images were then contrasted with new photos of visitors at the same location. Love!


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