The Intern Diaries: Week 3 + Goodbye (For Now)

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dgintern3By Olivia Land

Happy Feminist Wednesday, dreamers! Welcome to the third and final entry of the Intern Diaries, a recurring series in which I chronicle my experience interning with Dream, Girl. Although this week was short and not as action-packed as the previous two, the last couple days were the perfect way to wrap up my time with the DG team. Below, I’m reflecting on the last three weeks and musing about my future dreams for Dream, Girl and myself. Continue reading…

The Intern Diaries: How I Got Here + Week One

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dginternBy Olivia Land

During my freshman year of high school, my English teacher kicked off the semester with a unit on origin stories. In a ploy to get my fellow students and I to connect literature to our own lives, the teacher emphasized that idea that beginnings- whether it’s the first day of high school or a Greek myth- are important. It sounds obvious, but the environments, attitudes, and behavior we start from can play a huge role in how we progress going forward. Case in point: Almost four years after my English teacher whipped out a chapter from Genesis, here I am as an intern at Dream, Girl. Continue reading…

On Hillary Clinton: Examining One of the Most Controversial Female Politicians

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hillaryclintonBy Kate Harveston

Hillary Clinton is a well-known name that sparks an immediate reaction from most Americans. Whether that reaction will be positive or negative is a toss-up. Clinton has been a household name for decades now and has quite an interesting reputation. Many people hate her, and many people love her. Regardless, of how you feel about her, there’s no denying the influence she’s had on American politics.

Here’s a look at Clinton from the time she went to law school to her latest run for the presidency. Continue reading…

A College Reality: Fuckboy Culture and Female Objectification

By Elizabeth Patino

“Boys will be boys” is NOT a valid excuse. Ever.

Like many other women, I attend an elite college that reports high numbers of sexual assault and rape, and I can assuredly say that campus sexual violence is a scary reality. Frankly, it is difficult to avoid the ruthlessness of fuckboys, who embody hegemonic masculinity. In the classrooms, I am constantly subjected to being manterrupted and mansplained. At parties, I am incessantly objectified because of my appearance. This is the world we live in—a world established by the patriarchy, one in which men feel entitled to exploit and control women in any way possible. And this is a main component of the fuckboy agenda and culture. Naturally, I took it upon myself to deeply explore this phenomenon as part of my final project for my Global Feminism class. Continue reading…

My Client, My Muse: A Story of Female Collaboration in Art & Business

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artistceoBy Kerri Lowe

“I’ve never met anyone who reminds me so much of you.” That’s what my husband Charlie said to me after he met Shannon for the first time. Shannon is one of my clients, though she’s also much more than that. For the past year, she’s also been my muse.

Shannon is the CEO of a branding and naming agency in San Francisco called House of Who. She’s also a performance artist and actress. We met because she needed someone to help out with her online presence for both of these roles, and I had recently started my business helping creative entrepreneurs with their content. Continue reading…

Why Consent Matters

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ConsentFeminist Wednesday is so excited to be partnering with Women in Leadership Uganda’s Teen Voices Programme, which encourages teens to write their stories. Stay tuned for more!

As a warning, this piece deals with sexual assault. Please take care of yourself if you’re especially sensitive to the topic. <3
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