Friday, June 24, 2016

I Followed Beauty Blogger Advice for a Week and Here's What It Cost Me
It's been said before and will be said again: women are held to an impossible standard of beauty thanks to glossy magazines showcasing absurdly thin (photoshopped) women, and aggressive marketing companies peddling their promises of beauty in a bottle.

While I've never been one to spend too much time or money on personal grooming, I've become somewhat more self-conscious recently as I spend more and more time with professional women who primp and groom for both work and play. Compared to these consistently glossy women, my everyday grooming habits seem to fall pretty short: My nails aren't always polished, my brows aren't perfectly shaped at a professional salon every few weeks, and my hair could definitely use a blow-out and deep condition every once in a while.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Five Feminist Finds: What You Missed This Week (5/13-5/20)

1. Girls Can't Code Because, You Know, Boobs.  (And Other Myths) - A hilariously satirical backlash on the ridiculous stereotypes facing women who code. 

2. UnSafe Sex Threatens Girls' Health Worldwide - An open look at why unsafe sex is the number one health risk for women across the globe, and how feminism can help. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Feminine Feminist to Admire: Lillian Vernon
A few months ago, I mentioned that I want to start celebrating inspirational women who have helped change the world
yet don't get the recognition they deserve. While I've had to set this goal aside for a while thanks to my incredibly busy yet wonderful schedule,  I'm determined to keep the series going as often as possible since it's so important for women (and men!) to have female role models in various areas of business, philanthropy, education, home life and more.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Goals

One of my favorite things about being a woman today is the fact that I have the option to pursue any number of career choices, hobbies, and interests.
I'm so lucky to live in a time and place where I can set my sights on something and go for it with gusto. I know many women around the world aren't so lucky, and while this site is meant to highlight those realities, I believe it is vitally important to take a step back every once in a while and appreciate all that many of us are able to pursue every day. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Why I Am A Feminist: Part 1

Flower obsession!
I was never really meant to be a feminist
in the way many people understand the word today. You see, I grew up in a traditional family with traditional values, and thus thought of feminism as a dirty word connoting disruptive women of old. I had pink sparkly walls and notebooks covered with Leonardo DiCaprio's face, I was captain of the cheerleading squad and hosted girly sleepovers. I was the typical Alpha Girl. And I was NOT a feminist. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Oscars 2016

Best Picture: The Danish Girl

Description: You probably know it by now, but just in case you need a recap, this film is based on the biography of Lili Elbe, the famous painter who would eventually become the world's first transgender woman to undergo a sex change surgery in the late 19th century. The movie chronicles Lili's personal struggles and that of her wife, Gerda Wegener.