A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
A photographer who snapped what could be the world’s only girl hunting with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight. (via BBC News - A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia)
This is so beautiful and amazing I have tears and goosebumps.
half past wine o’clock ‘round here
The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.
She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”
The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “
For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."
I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.
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She also went to her audition already made-up and dressed like Brienne of Tarth.
Gwendoline Christie is my queen.
if you can’t be you, Beyonce.
“Lydia Valentin (-75kg, Spain) using the bar whip to perfection on a 147kg jerk at the 2014 Europeans where she became European champion for the first time.”
"I think every woman at one point or another in their life has been called a bitch. For a long time I had a real problem with that word, I didn’t like it and I thought it was derogatory. But I’ve gotten to a place now where I’ve made a lot of peace with it. It’s been so overused and made to seem so derogatory towards woman that I’ve adapted it into an empowering feeling for myself. If I’m a bitch then I’m a bitch, if that’s what an assertive woman is to you. So I’ve sort of adapted it as a badge of honor."
When someone calls me a bitch I always say “flattery will get you nowhere”
I could watch this all day… muscle up = summer goal (SO CLOSE!)
Paris Roubaix 2014
Suzanne Svanevik. Snatch 60kg