Monday, December 5, 2016

Femininity and sexism

Why are qualities that are considered stereotypically feminine so often dismissed with negativity? Why is it that crying is weak, and why is it that even now a woman is often the one responsible for affection and nurturing? The only answer I can come up with is that sexism still plays a big role in […]

Interview with Professional Dancer, Ingrid Graham: Happiness is a Direct Result of Our Actions

November 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Dance, Featured, Role Models

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. I also sit on two nonprofit boards and help procure funding and publicity for the causes close to my heart. I love working with children and founded a mentoring program for young aspiring dancers in the community. Can […]

Our Recent Interview With Tyes.By.Tara Founder Tara Christine

July 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Wellness

We met up with Tyes.By.Tara Founder and enterpreneur, Tara Christine for our #RealDeal interview series. Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! My name is Tara Christine and I founded a company, tyes.by.tara, that designs flirtatiously feminine jewelry, accessories and gifts.  My mission is to encourage woman to embrace their femininity by […]

Am I Only 77% as Valuable as a Guy?

Lately, we have been hearing a bit more in the media about the economic standing of women in the United States. Some of us might have heard that in forty percent of households women are the primary or only breadwinner. And we may have also heard that women make an average of seventy seven cents […]

Beautiful Brainwash

July 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

Dustin Hoffman on Media Brainwashing Beautiful Media is such a powerful tool and even someone I consider as brilliant as Dustin Hoffman did not realize the effect that it had on him until he demanded to be a “Beautiful” woman in Tootsie. This reminds me of the ways in which the film “Shallow Hal” starring […]

You Are Probably Not a Good Enough Feminist

March 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Featured, Freedom, Media Literacy

This Guest Post graciously submitted and re-posted by Kate Fridkis EatTheDamnCake. I’m beginning to have no idea what “feminism” means. Elizabeth Wurtzel wrote this predictably inflammatory essay in The Atlantic about why some fictional-sounding wealthy housewives are responsible for the “war on women.” In it she said, “Let’s please be serious grown-ups: real feminists don’t depend on men.” […]

Deciding to Trust Other Women Again

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis and re-posted from her blog Eat the Damn Cake.  Thank you Kate! Sure, this counts as a Little Victory! I got this text on Thanksgiving from a woman I haven’t really talked to in at least a year: Friend, today I am thankful for you. Hope your day is filled […]

Still Really Young

This guest post graciously submitted and re-posted by Kate Fridkis, from Eat The Damn Cake. For my whole life, I’ve been like, “Well, this sucks. I’ve pretty much amounted to nothing.”  “Another year gone and I have accomplished nothing for the history books or even meritorious of a footnote.” (That’s me on my fifth birthday.) Which is […]

Lil Wayne, S.W.A.G and The Nothing: Marketing Rape Culture to Communities of Color is a Never Ending Story(Trigger Warning Graphic Images)

February 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Featured, Politics

Commercial Hip Hop has became a desolate land where “bandz will make her dance”, sex addiction is celebrated in lyrics like “Yeah I like to F*ck! I got a f*ckin problem”, and if there is a room full of liquor, well… dive in! Ours is a world where everyone is too sex crazed and Ciroc high […]

I Rise.

As I contemplate my present life and where my life will lead next, I repeatedly return to the idea of reclamation. Body reclamation. For me, reclaiming my body coincides with reclaiming my life. Reclaiming my body – in a myriad of ways – continues to be the single most important commitment I make each day as […]

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