[Women who travel] Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise is so much more than a classic chick flick. First of all, I find it pretty annoying that 99% of movies starring female leads are generally referred to as chick flicks. Because this movie has nothing do to at all with any movie Katherine Heigel and Jennifer Aniston have ever played in, and who says that a movie can’t be good just because it’s about women? (But I guess this a topic for another post)

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[Women who travel] Uschi Obermaier

There are so many people (mostly women) I admire and who inspire me, despite the fact that I have never met them (and probably never will). Strong, independent people who do their own thing no matter what others think of them. People who find a way to stand up again, to move forward after a big backlash. People who travel.

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One such person is Uschi Obermaier. Growing up in conservative Bavaria in the 1950s, she went on to “live the dream of an entire generation”: Thanks to her superbe looks (she stripped down again for Playboy when she was sixty and still looked hotter than I probably ever will) and confident attitude, she became a sought-after photomodel. Longing to get out of her small minded Bavarian world, she joined the Kommune 1 in Berlin in the late 1960’s, where it was all about Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll (according to Wikipedia). Read more after the jump. Read more