Being a Feminist Now

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feministnow2By Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
& Director of Dream, Girl

It’s Thanksgiving night, and someone brings up Trump. My mother pauses their thought, thanks for them for their interest, but tells them this year we won’t be talking about politics at the dinner table. My heart is grateful, and I take a subconscious exhale of relief. I just spent the whole day sleeping, trying to recover from a sinus infection, and I’m not sure I am up to battling bigotry tonight. Continue reading…

Meet artist Smrita Jain

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smritaStorytelling is a powerful way to connect with others and make a difference in some of the most vulnerable spaces in our lives. The impact we can have by sharing our voices through various mediums is insurmountable– and can be both cathartic for the artist and their audience. This week, artist Smrita Jain shares the ways in which her art has allowed her to overcome experiences which have kept many women silent, and reminds us how valuable our voices can be for someone in need. Now, she’s writing a book, “Fat Free Samosa,” about her move from India to New York City, and the challenges and triumphs she’s experienced along the way.
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The Most Powerful Women in Tech

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womenintechBy Tom Fisher

Gender has been a factor in determining whether a person can be an excellent leader or not. Women, when compared to men, are less likely to be chosen as someone to lead because of the belief that men are better in making tough and wiser decisions. For some people, females are not supposed to work at a company and lead. They are expected to stay at home to take care of the household chores and children. Continue reading…

Meet Keeke Kawaii, Author of Think Highly of Yourself

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keekekawaiiWomen have been taking initiative lately to focus on the important practice of self-care. Whether entrepreneurs, artists, writers, filmmakers, students, or businesswomen– we understand the pressure of feeling as though we must be constantly moving, but sometimes, it’s necessary to take time for ourselves to reflect, and give ourselves the spa day or night of sleep we need– or maybe just a conversation with our girlfriends to remind us we’re seen. That’s why model, spokesmodel, and author, Keeke Kawaii, has written her book, Think Highly of Yourself, to give us that much-needed reminder.  We’re delighted to share our interview with Keeke this Feminist Wednesday: Continue reading…