The Aftermath

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eliseBy Elysse Andrews

After the election, I looked everywhere for something that would help me process the tragedy that had just occurred. I lost myself for a long time looking outwards instead of inwards – until I did and this is what happened next. Continue reading…

Being a Feminist Now

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feministnow2By Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
& Director of Dream, Girl

It’s Thanksgiving night, and someone brings up Trump. My mother pauses their thought, thanks for them for their interest, but tells them this year we won’t be talking about politics at the dinner table. My heart is grateful, and I take a subconscious exhale of relief. I just spent the whole day sleeping, trying to recover from a sinus infection, and I’m not sure I am up to battling bigotry tonight. Continue reading…

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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