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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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…

Meet Angela López Lavado and Giuliana Huaman, Producers of Empoderatec

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empoderatecYou all know the Dream, Girl story by now. But did you know there’s been a very similar story unfolding in Peru? Angela López Lavado and Giuliana Huaman had each been meeting a lot of badass female entrepreneurs in the course of their careers, so they decided to come together and create Empoderatec, a documentary about female entrepreneurs in Peru’s tech space- with an all-female crew, no less. This week, we chatted with Angela and Giuliana about entrepreneurship in Peru and how women can crush it in that space. Continue reading…

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…