...Human Rights Campaign. Who on earth, in their right mind, cannot get behind this? It’s a very simple concept, really: Human. Rights. Campaign. How much more could one break it down? HRC is the largest civil rights organization of its kind and has more than a million supporters across the country. It has worked on key issues like HIV/AIDS health care, marriage equality, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” workplace discrimination, and hate-crime prevention. It’s all about equality. What kind of person says no to that? It’s a campaign to ensure rights for humans. Get on board. HRC.org
...Wild Flag. I love rock stars, and this band is full of them.
Front woman Carrie Brownstein has somehow merged the coolness of
Chrissie Hynde with the showmanship of Angus Young to create exactly
what you didn’t even know you were looking for all this time.
...Café Gratitude. An organic vegan food haven. I went to the
original restaurant in San Francisco a few years ago and loved every
ounce of yum it served up. Luckily, Café Gratitude has brought its
goodness to Los Angeles. It’s embarrassing how often I eat there, so I’m
hoping a second one pops up in L.A. CafeGratitude.com
...Cowichan sweater. A heavy wool sweater made by the Cowichan
Indian tribe in Canada. I love mine so much I have been known to even
wear it in the summertime. I dream of having closets full of different
styles and patterns. Hoods, no hoods, pockets, no pockets, eagles, fish,
deer—if they knit it, I’ll take it! CowichanTrading.com
...Mary Tillman. The mother of Pat Tillman, the professional
football player who turned down a multimillion-dollar contract to join
the U.S. Army after 9/11 and was killed by friendly fire. Mary’s
relentless determination, demanding the truth from the U.S. military
about the facts surrounding Pat’s death, inspires me to no end.
...The Pajama Men. I had the pleasure of meeting these American
geniuses in Melbourne, Australia, at the international comedy festival.
They are a two-man sketch comedy duo that I can only describe as
otherworldly funny. Their stories are intricate, with punch lines that
unfold in the most mind-blowing manner. Their faces morph into their
characters, making Mark and Shenoah, the Pajama Men, utterly
unrecognizable each time. ThePajamaMen.com