Tag Archives: Woman Empowerment

Spontaneity is the spice of life

For those of you who may not know me all that well, I enjoy making decisions in the moment. It took me all of 5 minutes to decide to go to graduate school in London instead of law school in California. An innocent lunch with my Mom and her friend when I was 23 years old […]

Not A Distraction: How dress codes enforce gender-policing and those fighting back

It’s a powerful statement and one that has been born out of a growing movement against the “Dress Code Wars” popping up across the country and abroad. Every year this debate gains steam right around Spring – when the weather turns hot and the idea of teenage girls switching from jeans to shorts or skirts […]

“Pedicure, pedicure, pedicure!” he shouted at me.

It took me a moment to realize that the man was yelling at me while glaring right at my feet. After having spent an hour at the gym and another cleaning my apartment and finishing up some bills, I had showered and ventured out in search of a casual place for a quiet dinner. It […]

Breastfeeding Warriors

They are used to sell anything from cars to pavement services to burgers to beers. Shoved into too-tight bikinis on 20 foot tall billboards and stared at shamelessly on buses or at work, they cover Hollywood posters, fill up movie screens, and are displayed with prominence on the cover of fitness magazines. They are breasts. […]

#GrowingUpAGirl: To label me a strong woman is just telling me something I already knew

Fundamentally there is a beautiful strength in being an out and proud feminine woman. In this day and age when traditional gender roles are being challenged and broken, there is still an enormous amount of pressure for women to conform to prejudged molds that ridicule “masculine” ambitions and play on double-standards when it comes to […]

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