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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Beaver Talk, Episode 2: Women’s Challenges and Success in the Workplace (Live Panel Discussion)

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This episode is really special to me because I got the amazing opportunity to host a feminist panel at the Advertising Women of New York’s Advertising Career Conference.

Every year AWNY puts on a conference for over 500 students around the US to introduce them to the world of advertising. I got the chance to moderate a panel with four bad ass bitches from the advertising world: Elisa: Senior Account Manager, Kelly Wenzel: CMO of Centro, Christelle Jerome: Account Supervisor at Publicis Life Medicus, and Roseanne Amoils: Certified Career Coach of Whats Next Club.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

tumblr_mwvy9jCxfp1sa7h11o1_400What are you thankful for this year? The top five things Feminist Wednesday is thankful for this year are: 

1. My parents for supporting and encouraging Feminist Wednesday. My Mom for being the most emotional, passionate, and the strongest person I know. My Dad for brining me to women’s basketball games when I was little, however allowing me to spend my soccer games kart wheeling through the field.

2. Sal-amander, Feminist Wednesday’s Copy Editor, my boyfriend, and my partner in crime. The one who is making me dinner while I freak out about a deadline or keeping me company when I am up working on the newsletter until 2 am. Thank you for making me laugh and for taking care of me. You are the best! I love you.

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