Don’t Be A Duck

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crierBy Olivia Land

Hi, my name is Olivia, and I am crier. According to Merriam-Webster, this means I am “one that cries,” and I have to agree that this is a pretty accurate description because, well, I cry. A lot. The exact frequency varies, but depending on my circumstances I am willing to say that tears roll down my cheeks anywhere from a few times a week to multiple times a day. For the purposes of dispelling any preconceived notions at the top of our discussion, I want clarify that I am no more depressed than the average person, nor is my life a semblance of particularly trying circumstances. The only hidden truth to be known here is that my name is Olivia, and I am a crier. Continue reading…

Meet Moira Weigel, Author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating”

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Navigating the world of dating is a feat – and often particularly for women. And since studying history is really just another way figuring out the present, Moira Weigel’s Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. It’s, in her words, a feminist history of dating. Genius, right?! This week, we chatted with Moira about feminism as a verb, the art of editing, and her next big feminist project. Continue reading…

Meet Wendy Fox, Creator of the Women’s Gold Medalists Project

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wf-You can’t be what you can’t see, and whether it’s the CEO of a major company, president (thanks, Hillary!) or a top athlete, girls often have a hard time seeing what’s possible. That’s why Wendy Fox has made it her personal mission to highlight the incredible accomplishments of all of 2016’s female gold medalists. In a country where female athletes are chronically undervalued, we need Wendy’s beautifully illustrated book of inspiration. This week, we caught up with Wendy to hear about the motive behind her project and what feminism means to her. Continue reading…

Meet the Organizers of the Feminist Writers Festival

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fwfWe (obviously) believe in the subversive power of sharing women’s stories through writing. Feminist Wednesday is powered by a community of women who are brave enough to share personal stories, to know that their voices need to be heard. So when we found the Australia-based Feminist Writers Festival, we knew we’d stumbled across something really special. Here, we chatted with the organizers of the festival about feminism and the power of making your voice heard. Continue reading…

Letting it Happen vs. Making it Happen

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DGUPDATEBy Diana Matthews

On August 4th, I woke up as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. On one of the dog days of summer, something big was happening for Dream, Girl. It was announced that our co-founders, Erin and Komal, were named as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a list featuring extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact and bring inspiration to others. Continue reading…

Meet Megan Grassell, Founder of Yellowberry

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YELLOWBERRYRemember buying your first bra? There were so many unanswered questions: What’s the deal with underwire? What’s a training bra, and why does that term feel so condescending? Do I really need to look like a Victoria’s Secret model at 12 years old? If Yellowberry had been around back then, things would have been a whole lot easier. Founded by girlboss Megan Grasswell when she was only 17 years old, Yellowberry is a line of cute, comfy and practical bras and underwear for girls. We caught up with Megan to talk girlboss life and how her definition of feminism fuels Yellowberry. Continue reading…

Meet Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, Co-Founders of Shine

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SHINEWe all need a little inspirational pick-me-up from time to time. Women are at supporting each other, so that inspiration often come from one another, but it would be a bit much to expect a friend to text you every day with a new pep talk message. But the good news is that the wonderful women behind Shine want to be that friend to you! They’ve created a service that’ll send you daily pep talk texts. This week, we chatted with founders Marah and Naomi about the power of community, what happens when women are vulnerable with one another, and work-life balance. Continue reading…

Honoring my Grandparents’ Fight for Racial Equality through Riverment

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RIVERMENTBy Shayla Raquel

Growing up as an African American girl in South Carolina, even with the luxuries of sweet tea and Southern Hospitality, racial awareness came fairly quickly.

My grandparents took on the job of teaching me, their eldest granddaughter, what it means to be Black, the history of our culture, and how to maneuver in today’s society as an African American woman. My grandmother and grandfather both owned thriving Black businesses in the South during a time when it was hard for African Americans to start their own. My grandfather started an All-Black golfers club called the “Black Jackets,” to combat the racial inequality of African Americans not being allowed to play on all-white golf courses. Continue reading…

My Feminists: Barbara Walters

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barbarawaltersBy Jeri Asaro

Back in the 70s, when publishing was all hands-on with no computers, I was chosen the unlikely editor of my high school newspaper for three of my four years. I was the youngest student ever asked to be editor-in- chief, and I dedicated my time to producing an impressive newspaper. Unlike my male predecessor, I became involved in the nitty-gritty of the work, from writing to delegating, from layout to design; plus I spent countless hours at the printer with my teacher/advisor, Mrs. Barton, learning the basics of the trade. I knew then that some part of my adult life would involve a career in communications. Continue reading…