Meet Genevieve Flati, Creator of Women Rule Broadway

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genevieveWe all know the state of current Hollywood roles for women… it’s dismal, to say the least, with one-dimensional, overly sexualized characters as the norm. But what about the roles on Broadway? All too often, the situation is the same, but Genevieve Flati wants to flip that narrative. That’s why she created Women Rule Broadway, “a live theatrical show in which women sing and perform roles and songs originally written for men.” The goal is to show in the most blatant way possible that women, too, are capable of playing complex characters… because, duh, of course they are. This week, we caught up with Genevieve to hear about her inspiration for the project, her definition of feminism, and her advice for other women on Broadway. 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…

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…

Meet Brittany Watson, Owner & CEO of Body Language Apparel, LLC

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blallcSwimwear isn’t exactly an industry that we’d call intersectionally feminist. It’s traditionally tended to favor one body type: thin, tall, usually white. Thankfully, Brittany Watson has set out to change that narrative. She’s the founder of Body Language Apparel, a swimwear company that’s made for women who aren’t necessarily comfortable in “teeny tiny,” as Brittany puts it, bathing suits. This week, we chatted with Brittany about doing the work your soul calls you to do and how body positivity plays a part in all of this. Continue reading…

Meet Iris Kuo and Camille Ricketts, Creators of LedBetter

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LBDid you know women only make up 4.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs? The stats around women in corporate leadership are discouraging, to say the least, and it can often feel like there’s little we can do as people who aren’t industry decision-makers. But in reality, some of our everyday choices can affect women’s opportunities! One of the best ways you can have your voice heard on this issue is to vote with your wallet. What better way to support women in leadership than to give your money to companies with women leaders? That’s what LedBetter wants to help you do. The women behind the incredible initiative have created a database that shows how many women leaders the world’s top companies have. This week, we chatted with Iris and Camille about feminist activism, doing the tedious work, and what’s next for LedBetter. Continue reading…

Meet Adriana Mather, Actor and Author

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adrianaAdriana Mather’s work combines two of our very favorite things: witchy vibes and subverting gender roles. She’s an actor and writer with two really awesome projects on the go right now. The first is called Honeyglue, a film that follows a woman’s relationship with someone who’s genderfluid, and the second is called How to Hang a Witch, a young adult novel set in Salem, Massachusetts, where witch trials suddenly become very relevant again. This week, we chatted with Adriana about the uncertainty of launching media projects and how feminism plays a part in all of this. Continue reading…