How sleeping apart can save your marriage

TheresaBrawnerby Theresa Brawner, diet.st

Sleeping in separate rooms is traditionally considered as one of the signs of a problem in marriage, but a new study has led to quite different conclusions. Namely, an increasing number of couples are deciding to sleep in separate rooms. It’s a practical decision, and some of the reasons for this are that your partner is snoring and watching TV and, and you want to have some rest. Continue reading…

Meet Hillary Peckham the COO of the women-owned medical marijuana company Etain

HillaryPeckhamv1Etain is one of the five organizations registered to provide medical marijuana in the state of New York, but the only family-run, women-owned business committed to manufacturing clean, safe, and consistent medical marijuana products for patients. Not only is it a women-owned business but their COO Hillary Peckham is just 23 years old. We had to chat with Hillary about what inspired her to get into the medical marijuana field, all things entrepreneurship, and how women are supporting women in this booming new industry.  Continue reading…

Why I Wrote Creative Money

Exposureby Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl

A little over a year and a half ago my business partner was diagnosed with cancer and with a heavy heart decided to step away from the day to day operations to focus on her health. However in addition to being gutted about losing her, I was also faced with an existential crisis about the business we had built together. Continue reading…

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

WhatToDoby Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl

My business, which I’ve dedicated the last three and a half years of my life to is slowly folding. In under a year I’ve lost my business partner, had to move out of our office, let go of my staff, and have racked up a significant amount of debt. Continue reading…

Homeworld: A Documentary

A senior student from an Atlanta based college wants to bring diversity to all things nerdy. She has studied film for the past five years and hopes to put it to the test during her final year in the mass media arts program. With goals to become a documentary writer and director, she thought it best to start with something local but relatable everywhere you go. Continue reading…

The Wage Gap Includes Us Too

MindaHartsBy: Minda Harts

When I started The Memo nearly two years ago, equality for Black women in the workplace wasn’t top of mind for many. The topic of equality for women seemed to be very one-size fits all. For example, the often quoted statistic that women make 77 cents for every dollar a white male makes, while concerning, doesn’t tell the complete story. Black women make 48 to 69 cents of what a white male makes. It is important to advance all women, while not forgetting that Black women face their own unique set of challenges in the workplace. When it comes to advancing black women in the workplace, where do you fall? Continue reading…

Defilement

KisakyeMoureenBy Kisakye Moureen

Feminist Wednesday is so excited to be partnering with Women in Leadership Uganda’s Teen Voices Programme, which encourages teens to write their stories. As a warning, this piece deals with sexual assault — please take care in reading ahead if you’re triggered by the subject. <3 

Sheena was my neighbour and my best friend in the village of Kyanfuba, Kaliro district. We used to share everything. But unfortunately, Sheena was not good at education, even though her parents had the money to pay for her school fees. Sheena was beautiful, tall with big dimples when she smiled, and by then she was thirteen years old. However, a forty-year-old man conned Sheena and defiled her. Continue reading…