I spent this past Saturday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center with Kayla and our dog Benson, hiking steep, winding trails, all three of us pretending that we weren't short of breath after the first ten minutes. It was beautiful out, the sun shining warmly, which seemed only fitting as it was Earth Day. My … Continue reading Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen
This week, Kayla and I traveled to Savannah, GA in search of some salt air and sunshine. What we found turned out to be worth so much more. We spent our days wandering the cobblestoned city, my nose in a historical guide, stopping every few feet to point out a different monument or an infamous … Continue reading A Shaky Truth In Savannah
I often tell people that I was born a feminist. There was no alternative route for me; my internal sense of power and self-worth has never allowed me to believe that success and gender are linked. I vividly remember learning the term "wage gap" in the fifth grade and feeling certain that I just wasn't … Continue reading The Curious Case Of The Wage Gap & The Freedom Of Financial Security
Last Friday, ratings powerhouse DJT asked a room full of women, as well as those of us at home (because the cameras were all over, trust him), if they had heard of Susan B. Anthony. It was meant as a joke, no doubt. But it wasn't funny. Probably because I don't think anyone believes that … Continue reading But Have You Heard Of Susan B. Anthony?
Last week, as I was driving home from work, I remembered that I needed to buy dishwasher detergent. I went about the usual business of convincing myself that I didn't really need it, that it could wait another 24 hours, but four other things I was out of suddenly sprang to mind, interrupting my internal debate. So … Continue reading Supermarket Sexism: A Conversation Between Strangers
Fair-weather feminism? You're probably thinking "What the hell, lady? How exactly is the female climate fair right now?" Okay, keep reading and just give me a chance. What has marked every moment of 2017 since the 20th day of the year? Adversity. And what does adversity foster? Resistance. I contend that there hasn't been such … Continue reading Fair-weather Feminism And How To Fight It
Happiness is not defined by your Instagram followers. Happiness is not calculated by the amount of likes your Facebook status racks up. Happiness is not the number on the scale or the inches around your waist. Happiness is not made up of the zeros at the end of your paycheck. Happiness is not how many … Continue reading Happiness Is Not A Numbers Game