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…

Meet Benita Ulisano, founder of The Clinic Vest Project

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cvpAbortion clinic escorts are heroes. That’s what the Clinic Vest Project believes, and that’s why the badass women behind the initiative have taken it upon themselves to provide completely free(!) safety vests to clinic escorts across the country and in Canada. They’ll send as many vests as your organization needs, and whenever you need them — they’ve sent more than 1,800 vests to people on the front lines to date! This week, we caught up with the woman behind the organization, Benita Ulisano. Continue reading…

Meet Katherine Fisher, Producer of Her Story

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Katherine FisherMixed emotions today, Beaverettes, because it’s the last installment of our interview series with the brilliant creators of Her Story, a six-part new media series that explores what it means to navigate the dating world as a trans woman. On the one hand, we’re sad the series is ending, but on the other, we’re so excited to see what these incredible women do next. And we’re thrilled, this last week of Pride Month, to introduce you to the producer behind Her Story, Katherine Fisher. We chatted with Katherine about authentic representation behind the screen and working through the challenge of funding projects the world needs to see. Continue reading…

Meet Nicole Bélanger, Founder of Fourth Hour and the Girl Gang Missives

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NBelangerThis week, since the Girl Gang Missives is on hiatus, we have a very interview for you with the creator of the newsletter herself, Nicole Belanger! Each week, Nicole rounds up all the awesome things women are creating and achieving each week, which she sends out in an email newsletter on Fridays and shares with Feminist Wednesday readers the following Wednesday. She’s also the creator of a few other media projects, all centered around uplifting women. Nicole has an incredible energy – her belief in the transformative power of women’s stories is palpable. This week, we chatted with Nicole about the magic of storytelling, the messy parts of working as a freelance media-maker, and the power of allowing yourself room to shift your dreams and goals. Continue reading…