BADASS WOMEN: HEDY LAMARR

 

Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still & look stupid,” she once said.

Hedy Lamarr demolished the stereotype that Hollywood actresses are just their looks.

She was an actress during MGM’s “Golden Age” & starred in films like Lady of the Tropics, Boom Town & Samson & Delilah but she earned recognition in an entirely different field.

She received a patent for an idea of a radio signaling device to change radio frequencies to keep enemies from decoding messages – this became an important step in the development of technology to maintain security of military communications & cell phones.

She was honored the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award & became the 1st female to receive the ULBIE™ Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award, which is considered the Oscars of inventing.

How many Hollywood leading ladies can say they invented a “Secret Communications System”?

Fyi, her invention became a precursor to the secure wi-fi, GPS & Bluetooth so many of us use today!

Thank you Hedy for pushing the boundaries of how women are perceived, showing folks that women can do absolutely anything w/ hard work & determination & secure wi-fi (lol)!

xo – Suki

KNOW YOUR WORLD

Hawaii is set to become the 1st state in the US to actually ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types of chemicals toxic to the ocean( thank you Hawaii, but this is just now happening in 2018?! how long until all 50?) – oxybenzone & octinoxate.

they’re killing oceans around the world – the chemicals strip coral reefs of their nutrients & disrupt the development of fish & marine life.

about 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotion ends up in coral reefs around the world each year, with tourist-filled beaches, like in Hawaii & the US Virgin Islands, having the highest concentrations.

& for those of you thinking ‘well I don’t go into the ocean after applying sunscreen, so…” you’re not helping at all – when you go home & wash it off in the shower, the chemicals are sent into wastewater streams & sent to the ocean.

these chemicals are found in Hawaiian Topic, Banana Boat & Coopertone…just to name a few brands (also found in nail polish, fragrances, hair spray..yikes!)

fyi,  oxybenzone is associated w/ endometriosis & has the potential to damage cells that may lead to skin cancer. both oxybenzone & octinoxate disrupt your hormones which affects reproduction in men & women & puberty…hormones control everything in your body folks!

oh! & if that’s not enough, oxybenzone is more strongly estrogenic than BPA & it was named “Allergen of the Year”! & despite the huge health risks, octinoxate remains an approved ingredient worldwide & is found in many “natural” sunscreens (are you kidding?! like it isn’t already hard enough for consumers to navigate the beauty biz.)

sunscreen chemicals are extremely bad for your skin & health & we do not recommend using sunscreen at all…but if you must, use 100% natural bases w/ only the oxides used as sunscreen agents – Goddess Garden Organics’ sunscreen is made with plant-based ingredients, certified organic, reef safe & biodegradable (making it good for us & the world around us!)

&…know your beauty!

xo – Suki