British singer/songwriter Viktoria Modesta modeling her Speaker Leg. © Alternative Limb Project

The 'Rockstar Anthro' Round Up!: A Recap of Stuff That Happened

These were our top viewed social media posts this past week
We Can’t Breathe!
Protests denouncing police brutality and the structural violence and inequalities that has plagued Black American communities since the creation of the U.S. continued throughout the nation. NYC held the ‘Million March’, which drew tens of thousands of people together in a fight for justice and equality. Chants of “Black Lives Matter”, “this is what community looks like”, and “hands up, don’t shoot” rang through the Manhattan streets. There was also a major protest in DC that was preceded by congressional staffers staging a walk out earlier this week. More to come on this later.

Meet Viktoria Modesta, The World’s First Bionic Pop Star
The Latvian singer, Viktoria Modesta, debuted in May of 2012 with her single ‘Only You’. Modesta suffered accidental trauma at birth, ultimately volunteering to amputate her leg so that her mobility would improve. In an a recent interview, Modesta said:

“In sports, ‘overcoming’ a disability makes you a hero, but in pop there is no place for these feelings,” she adds. “I have never felt comfortable thinking of myself as disabled and this has inspired me to actively challenge old-fashioned views and create a platform in mainstream pop-culture, with other artists, where I have always known I belonged. The time for boring ethical discussions around disability is over. It’s only through feelings of admiration, aspiration, curiosity and envy that we can move forward.”

Check out her picturesque new video, “Prototype”!
Greenpeace Loses Their Mind!
Some Greenpeace activists decided it was a great idea to deface an ancient archaeological site, the world-famous Nazca lines, in protest. They now face criminal charges.

Iimage via RODRIGO ABD / AP
Image via RODRIGO ABD / AP

Spider Man Struggles With Life in Cairo
Egyptian photographer, Hossam Atef, used his talent to explore the current day to day struggles of life as experienced by the the superhero, Spider Man. “I’m using dark comedy to highlight Egyptians problems,” Atef said during an interview with the BBC.
When asked, ‘Why Spider Man?’, Atef responded “I couldn’t find a Batman costume”
Checkout the Facebook page for more photos!

NASA Interns Get Silly
Interns at NASA aren’t all work and no play. The produced a funny music video parody called ‘All About That Space’
Instagram Images of the Week

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