The Girl Gang Missives Vol. 17

GGMBy Nicole BelangerThe Girl Gang Missives is a weekly report on the badass things that women are making/creating/building/writing.

[dropcap background="no" color="#333333"]A[/dropcap]aaand we're back! I had a great time in New York celebrating the premiere of Dream, Girl, a documentary made by my pals Erin Bagwell & Komal Minhas, but I'm glad to be back on that GGM grind <3 Welcome to those of you who subscribed while I was on hiatus last week!

This week, the women are the making golf history, wallpaper-ing ceilings, and instructing you on how to live your best summer life.[wc_divider style="solid" line="double" margin_top="5" margin_bottom="5"]

  1. Meet the sister duo making golf history: This past Sunday, cool teen Brooke Henderson won the Women's PGA Championship in a playoff with Lydia Ko. In doing so, Brooke became the second-youngest woman to ever win a major and the second Canadian woman to do so. Maybe there's something to having your sister caddy for you.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  2. Also this 18 year old is in the MET: Yes, that MET.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  3. Sit down, Gwyneth: Bloop (AKA Black + Goop, AKA Aminatou Sow and Jenna Wortham) is back with instructions on how to party like a gracious and luxurious rockstar this summer. You're welcome.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  4. A touching story about failed Lasik: With Father's Day fast approaching, I'm thrilled to share this beautiful essay from BuzzFeed's Rachel W. Miller about how losing her eyesight helped her see her father's legacy more clearly. Love to all of you struggling through this day. We see you.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  5. Pinterest on 'roids: I can't decide what's more impressive: the final results of Emily Arbour's wall-paper-on-the-ceiling project, or the fact that neither she or the friend helping her murdered each other during the hanging process.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  6. 9 years old and taking over WWDC: Anvitha Vijay is 7. She has already created two apps. That is probably why she was awarded a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Damn, Anvitha![divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  7. On being a queer Muslim woman: While this is a bit of a cheat (the piece was published in March), it felt necessary to share this essay by Fariha Róisín.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  8. Zelda, gaming, and an underserved market: This week in the Globe & Mail, writer Karen K. Ho schools Nintendo on why the lack of fighting female protagonists in The Legend of Zelda is a missed opportunity.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  9. Something giggle-worthy for the road: Let the self RT-ing begin! (Ps you were supposed to read that sentence like this).

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Now, over to you…

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NicoleBelangerPhotoNicole Belanger is the founder of Fourth Hour, a collection of original content that celebrates and supports everyday women in their daily lives. She is the author of the ebook On Resilience, the creator of the Conversations With Her interview series and the send-er of the Girl Gang Missives every Friday morning.