Born an Intersectional Feminist

KellyShephardby Kelly Shepherd

I was born a white woman in 1993. My mother was white, my father was white, and my siblings were white. I learned my sexual orientation when I was in middle school when I developed my first real crush on Brady Thompson, my 7th grade English buddy. I was white and straight, officially.
I didn’t like it at first. I assumed that being a straight, white woman meant that I was basic and that I would never be seen as someone unique or someone with any valuable skills, knowledge or talents to add to the diverse world. You see, I grew up in a world of diversity. I grew up in a world where the more unique you were, the more likely you were to be successful. Or at least, that’s what I would think as I watched shows and scrolled through social media. Continue reading…

The Violet Kind

TheVioletKindHappy Feminist Wednesday! Can you introduce yourself to our Betty’s.

Hey Feminist Wednesday! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us! We are Katya, Kyle and Liam and our band is called The Violet Kind. We’re about to release our upcoming EP, OXTR, which we hope will be a means of catharsis for the survivor of sexual violence and will also create a platform to stand up and say that enough is enough. Continue reading…

How My First Semester at a Women’s College Changed Me

OliviaLandby Olivia Land

One year and two months ago, I received my acceptance email to Barnard College. For that day and the weeks following, I basically lived on Cloud 9, lofted by the stream of congratulations and compliments that came my way. Amidst the warm smiles and pats on the back, however, were the inevitable looks of confusion accompanied by “Barnard’s all-girls, right? Why do you want to go there?” I responded to these comments with a shrug and some protest along the lines of “Well, I really like the curriculum” or “Columbia’s right across the street.” The reason I wasn’t more confident in my rebuttal, quite frankly, is because I wasn’t sure why I wanted to go the Barnard, either. Continue reading…

10x Your New Year’s Resolution Game With Intentional Planning

10xby Bethany Nicole Smith

AKA — How to be happy and get sh*t done next year without losing your mind

We made it.

Here we are in December, looking forward to the New Year and all the promise that comes with it. This is the time of year when we get focused on our routines, and prepare to take on the new year armed with vision and a fist-full of resolutions.

And come February, most of those resolutions will have fallen by the wayside. It takes more than a New Year’s resolution to create change in our lives. It also takes willpower and intention. Continue reading…

Life is A Living Nightmare: A Telethon to Make It Stop

LivingNightmareThe  reproductive rights non-profit organization Lady Parts Justice (LPJ) presents, “Life is A Living Nightmare: A Telethon to Make It Stop” on Thursday, February 1st.

The two hour hell-raising comedy extravaganza will be live streamed from an undisclosed location in Hollywood that LPJ refers to as The Feminist Sleeper Cell and will entertain while raise awareness about the current assault on reproductive rights. All proceeds will benefit LPJ.  Continue reading…