Powder Room Talk

gnameJennifer Gregory

I recently was introduced to the brilliant show, Broad City, by my father. (Of all people, one’s 69-year-old father isn’t the likely person to introduce you to a feminist comedy, but my dad is an ardent feminist.)

We watched an episode together and he asked, “Do women really talk that vulgar when they’re alone?”

My mind raced. What to tell my dad? Continue reading…

Looking Back on the Harmful Effects of Modesty Culture

KelseyMorgan_FeministWednesdayby Kelsey Morgan

This previous summer was the first time I didn’t worry about showing my bare shoulders, or wearing tights under a dress that was just a little too flirty despite the sweltering heat, or making sure my shirt was long enough that if I raised my arms, I didn’t accidentally reveal a tiny slip of my stomach.

It wasn’t because I lost a bunch of weight and suddenly wanted to show off more, it wasn’t because the temperatures were more excruciating than previous years, and it wasn’t because showing more skin was suddenly more fashionable. No, my newfound wardrobe liberation came after I finally, finally began doing away with the modesty-guilt I’d been taught, counselled on, had beat into me since the day I was born. Continue reading…

GladRags – Support their Kickstarter!

Tracy the CEO of GladRags and I go way back which is why when she reached out to let me know about her crowdfunding campaign for XO Flo I was so excited to catch up with her and learn more about her Kickstarter.

Check out my interview with Tracy below to learn more about her new mini menstruation cups, find out why GladRags is donating a percentage of their sales to a period non-profit, and hear about the most embarrassing part of running a period company. Continue reading…

Dress Codes-Keeping Women in Check for Decades

JenniferGregory_DressCodeJennifer Gregory
Covington, Texas

I spoke today with a female relative, Sandra, born in 1949. She told me about being forced to kneel in the hallway as a student in high school, to prove her skirt was the appropriate length. She expressed the humiliation she felt as she was forced to kneel and a teacher determined whether her clothing was acceptable for her to remain in school.
I was born in 1972, 23 years after Sandra. Continue reading…

Impakt – Needs your Kickstarter Support!

The world needs transparent companies & products that do good.

Your dollar is your vote, make sure you are spending it on companies, people, and issues that are important to you. The Impakt Browser Extension (for Chrome and Firefox) does just that. It helps align your spending with your values everywhere you shop online. Continue reading…

The Girl Who Said Sorry – Interview with children’s author Hayoung Terra Yim

HayoungTerraYimAt times “I’m sorry” can feel like it’s been engrained into our brains as women. The need to take up less space and apologize is a big theme throughout our lives. To dig deeper into this topic, and more importantly make a cultural shift happen Hayoung Terra Yim wrote the perfect antidote: “The Girl Who Said Sorry.”

Check out our interview with the author and get your copy of the book here! Continue reading…

Meet Danielle Wolter Nolan & DNK Presents – The only woman, LGBT owned adventure company in Indiana

DNKPresentsWhen we found out about DNK Presents the only woman, LGBT owned adventure company in Indiana I had so many questions, mostly what is an adventure company and how can I get my adventure on immediately! So I chatted with DNK Presents’ co-founder Danielle Wolter Nolan to learn all about running your startup in the great outdoors, how her business supports and empowers women all over Indiana, and how feminism plays a role in her work. 
Continue reading…