Even though I somehow managed to miss it for about three years, this gem is definitely worth the 2 weeks of TWIL that I skipped.
The reconstructionists is a project by curator and Brain picking founder Maria Popova and illustrator Lisa Congdon, born to celebrate remarkable women across art and science,
“who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender”
Every Monday throughout 2013 they published an illustrated portrait+hand lettered quote of one of such brilliant women, followed by a short essay describing her life and work.
The combination of beautiful, colorful drawings with wise and thoughtful words make this entire website an inestimable source of pleasure and inspiration. I encourage you to get lost and marvel through it, maybe with a warm cup of coffee. One of the best ways to spend a cold autumn evening.