People We Love: LunaFest

tumblr_my0b64oqHE1sa7h11o1_400This holiday season consider supporting one of our fellow beavers by donating to the Junior League of Long Beach! The Junior League of Long Beach has partnered once again with the makers of LUNA® Bars to present the LUNAFEST® Film Festival, which is all about films “by, for, about women.”

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10 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Beaver

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1) Monica Ramos- Tote bags
I love Monica Ramos’ feminine style, soft colors, and cheeky imagery of waffles and selfies. And who doesn’t need a new tote bag?

2) Janelle Monae – Electric Lady
This album is amazing. It sounds fresh with a vintage twist, has a great storyline. And I love how Janelle is strong and feminine, sexy and sophisticated. She is the whole package, I’m totally obsessed.

3) The Feminine Mystique
I know, I know its 400 pages and it was written in the 60s, but this book will change your life. I have never thought one feminist thought in my head that I didn’t connect back to this book. Its amazing, its revolutionary, its relevant- Oprah said everyone should read it. She was right.

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How I Learned to Love my Imperfect Body

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tumblr_my0az3NOMa1sa7h11o1_400by Lilly V
When did society set such a strict specification on body image?  More importantly, when did we start believing it?  We are brain washed into believing we’re not good enough.  We are conditioned to think that our waist size is correspondent to our intelligence. There is an obsession in our country with weight loss. It has become a rat race to see who can be the thinnest.

There is an abundance of criticism towards women of all sizes.  No matter if you are thin or thick, there will be an opinion forced upon you in the media.

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A Look At The Advertising Women of New York’s Advertising Career Conference

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tumblr_my0b3kdz1K1sa7h11o1_250by Jessica L

I have never considered myself a feminist. Feminism’s presentation usually frustrates me, with women crying out about unfair treatment and in the process turning themselves into the victim. That’s actually why, at the Advertising Women of New York’s Advertising Career Conference, I decided to go to the In Her Shoes: A Discussion About Women’s Challenges and Successes in the Workplace panel, which was hosted by Feminist Wednesday. I expected the women to feed me some “I can have it all if I just work really hard” fluff. A part of me, however, was begging them to prove me wrong.

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Beaver Talk Reviews

Beaver Talk Episode 2
In Her Shoes: A live panel discussion about women’s challenges and successes in the workplace

“Thank you for facilitating a panel at the AWNY ACC. I am not typically a super-feminist, but decided to break out of my comfort zone by attending. I think I left the panel as a feminist. Everyone had phenomenal insights, including yourself. Thanks so much!”
– Jessica L, Rider University

 

“I’m so glad that discussion is immortalized forever via podcast. I think that workshop was my favorite event of the entire conference.”
– Shelby F, Appalachian State University

 

“Thank you so much for hosting the panel this past Saturday at the AWNY conference. I consider myself a feminist and it was so great to see that I’m not alone in the field that I’ve chosen. I feel so much more enlightened and confident in my future thanks to you ladies.”
– Samee C, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#SelfLove

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tumblr_mx9ky6XF3i1sa7h11o1_400by Serenity Hart

I used to think that beauty was a skinny white girl on the cover of a cosmo magazine, until it dawned on me that beauty is an illusion. My ideal beauty was not a black woman with curves and dark skin. And it took me a long time to be comfortable with my own appearance.

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