Eating Disorder Recovery Fueled by Feminism

francesbradshawFrances Bradshaw, 20
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
http://theposiejournal.typepad.com

I have a recurring dream in which I am taken seriously as an artist, a creative mind, a citizen of this world, and as a woman. This is not a dream I have when I am asleep, more so one I have when I am in class, playing music, drawing a picture, taking a photograph, blogging, coming up with ideas for entrepreneurial endeavors, or debating a topic I am passionate about. Continue reading…

Thank you, Troll

Elysse Andrews elysse_troll
Colorado State University

Everyone on the Internet says it, “Don’t read the comments!” and “Don’t feed the trolls” but does anyone listen? I sure don’t. I’m not here to complain about the trolls, that’s not my goal. I’m actually here to thank my troll. Continue reading…

Pivotte

PivotteWhen Evelyn Frison reached to me and shared the clothing line she co-runs with her friend and business partner, Yehua Yang, called Pivotte I had to know more. Pivotte seems like a dream come true for anyone on the go who needs versatile, comfortable and gorgeous clothes. Read our interview with the founders below to learn first hand about how to build an awesome clothing line, form a partnership, and launch a Kickstarter campaign! And one you are done reading, support theirs!

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Similar, but Yet so Different.

LuizFilmmaking is a powerful media that can change the way we view the world and ourselves. Unfortunately stories about women’s media aren’t a priority in most countries. In the U.S. women are less than 16% of protagonists on film. However one young man trying to change that ratio in Sweden is Luiz Felipe Sandre, the Director of the film, “Similar, but Yet so Different”. Check out our exclusive interview with him below and support his Kickstarter Campaign! Continue reading…

“This Was a Group Effort”

On Shonda Rhimes’ Acceptance of the Sherry Lansing Award

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By Jeanna Kadlec
from Bluestockings Boutique

My favorite feminist moment of 2014 came at the very end of the year in December and encapsulated a number of vital themes: the value of community, the impact of individual will, and the critical importance of understanding history and your place in it.

The moment was Shonda Rhimes’ acceptance speech of the Sherry Lansing Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast. Rhimes’ speech, coming as it did a mere three months after The New York Times article in which TV critic Alessandra Stanely labeled her an “angry black woman,” was poised to address the intersection of her unique position as a black woman who is a writer, producer, show runner, and all around girlboss in Hollywood.

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Every Body Be Grateful

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Our exclusive interview with author of Every Body Be Grateful, Venetia Pristavec.

I love the message of this book — can you tell us what inspired you to write it?

Yes, the message of this book is gratitude for the body. I was working 80+ hours a week at a startup and really hit a low point on compassion for my own body. I developed a repetitive stress injury in my hands and couldn’t type, and then in 2013 I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Once the thyroid came out (and it’s all good now!) I realized how strong the body was. It blew my mind. My scar healed so quickly and my body wanted to get better. Continue reading…

Feminist Wednesday on Empowering Women Radio

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 10.37.24 AMCheck out the brand new interview with Erin from Feminist Wednesday on Empowering Women Radio with Dr. Shellie Hipsky. In this interview Erin talks about how she came into her feminism and why she felt called to create Dream, Girl:

“There is something so romantic about a film and I think it is truly the most powerful media we have. I mean its one thing to read a story or have someone tell you advice but to see these women actually living that in their life…to be able to feel Mariama’s energy…it’s so much more impacting.” 

NEW BeaverTalk!

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 6.51.19 PMHappy Feminist Wednesday!

On this episode of BeaverTalk, your hosts Erin & Sal talk to Robin Newman, the co-creator of the educational game ” Say No More,” about sex trafficking, design for social good, and of course feminism!

To learn more about “Say No More” check out: www.saynomoregame.com

♥Loved this episode? Tweet us about it @beavertalk #beavertalkQ

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Meet Amanda from Revolution Buffalo

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I am so excited to introduce you to my dear friend Amanda Moses! Amanda and I have known each other since high school and I am so proud of her and the Revolution Buffalo team for the success of their brand new indoor cycling and spinning studio. The courage, perseverance, and passion of starting a brick and mortar business is not easy to come by and I was so excited to dig in and find out what inspired her! Check out what I learned below.

Introduce yourself to our readers & tell us how the idea of Revolution Buffalo came to be?

Hi Feminist Wednesday! My name is Amanda Moses and I am a born and bred Buffalonian. I am a Certified Public Accountant by day and a gym rat by night. I love all things fitness related, from indoor cycling, to weight lifting and yoga, to my absolute favorite, TRX. In between number crunching and ab crunching, I strive to find time to maintain balance and spend time catching up with family and friends. So it only seemed natural that I find a way to merge the fitness and social factor into one. A great friend and fellow Sacred Heart Alumnae (what can I say, SHA breeds strong and motivated women!), Rachel McCrone (Bratton), had been instructing indoor cycling for a few years and casually mentioned, “Wow, we could totally do this!” I nodded, thought it was great, and we let the idea go.

Then this summer, things fell into place for us… Continue reading…