Have you read Amy Poehler's memoir Yes Please? If so, wasn't it great?! If not, quit reading this garbage and go read that instead! Okay, that's a little hasty, I'd really like you to stay here and read this, too, but then go immediately to your library or your Kindle or your actual brick and mortar … Continue reading Good For Her, Not For Me!
This is a postcard that Kayla's grandfather sent home to his family in Scotland, just after landing in America. It reads: Dear Jean, Arrived safely. What a journey. It was great. We are just touching New York. Will write soon. Tommy The postmark tells that the year was 1963. The stamp reveals that it cost … Continue reading Our Shared Story
I recently came across an article by a very talented writer. She discussed her perspectives on gender parity -- the areas in which it is lacking and her desires to see it improved upon, for everyone's sake. For girls and boys to be raised with the same awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, to be … Continue reading You Make Me Feel Like A Dangerous Woman
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
(photo via Mean Girls, an absolutely classic film) Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by girl-on-girl hate. Now keep your hands up if you've ever been the source of girl-on-girl hate. I can't speak for you, but I'm willing to bet that most of us had our hands in the air for … Continue reading Harnessing The Power Of Girl Hate
photo: Katie Orlinksy 2017 has been a weird year so far. And it's only February. So. Let's just try to hang in there for the next 10 months and see what happens. See, I turned 26 in January. And not just any day in January, but a January day that will live in infamy... at … Continue reading Donald Trump Was Inaugurated On My Birthday