Rabbel's Rad Recs #002


Hey Rabbel Readers!

Every other week we will feature 3 carefully curated and radical recommendations of artists, songs, musicians, films, products, etc.

Here is this week’s list of inspiring recs we’ve conjured up for you to enjoy ~


Migrant Mama

Migrant Mama is a movement celebrating the courage of female migration and the power of multiculturalism in Europe. Founders Melisa and Manik are proud “migrant kids” who are inspired by their mothers Niceta and Dally to tell the stories of migration and motherhood. They proudly share the tales of women who have made their home in a different country than their own birth home. The stories they tell are ones of hope, creativity and perseverance.

Their first book “MAMA SUPERSTAR” empowers each of us to look beyond a problem to find a challenge worth learning from.

The powerful duo celebrating cultural diversity and the courage behind migrant mamas have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their second book, “MAMA SUPERSTAR: COMMUNITY EDITION” sharing the honest, funny, and inspiring stories of eleven migrant mothers ---> www.migrantmama.com/Startnext

& if you happen to be in Berlin tomorrow (07.May.2019) join them in celebrating their launch at Holzmarkt25. Event details here.

photo from Unsplash by Tim Mossholder

photo from Unsplash by Tim Mossholder

Ladies of Guadalupe Mural

You can find this rad piece of art on a wall of the Dunes Center, a nonprofit organization working to protect and restore the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes ecosystem in Guadalupe, California. It is the work of conceptual and fine art photographer Lindsay Ross. The artist used the wet plate collodion process from the late 19th century to capture the black and white portraits used for the mural. The 20 ft. x 20 ft. mural honors 8 women with deep roots to Guadalupe, most of which are long time residents, natives, or activists in the community.  
You can watch the installation journey with commentary from some of the women in the mural here.


Eighth Grade

Maybe we’re a bit late with this one but it’s still worth recommending! This film is filled with all of the cringe-worthy, honest, funny, emotional, and tense moments that some of us might relate to from our preteen years. The social anxiety, fear, and insecurity that we at Rabbel recognize as being the main causes of the shocking decline in confidence that we see in girls around this age. Eighth grade grossly addresses the fears and possible factors that lead to the insecurities formed in our preteen years that we often carry on as women. Though the film paints a nostalgic picture that helps us reflect, we hope to be the kind of source that helps girls deflect from that narrative and become proud to be who they are.