Who You Admire Now
Erin– Sandra Kim, the founder and executive director of Everyday Feminism. Her poise, know-how and spirit are so inspiring and her mission to transform people’s lives through feminism is exquisite. She’s so smart and driven, she’s really someone to watch.
Emily- I feel a little foolish picking a celebrity as the woman who is inspiring me, but right now it’s Mindy Kaling. I read her book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” a few months ago and something about her and her career has made me consider taking up writing more seriously. As I get older, I am finding it more and more daunting to start a new career because I feel like it’s too late to excel at something new. For a while now, I’ve had a sneaking suspicion that I could be a writer, but I’ve been lacking the motivation to do something about it. Reading about Mindy’s career path, starting from small beginnings and school plays to seeing her now, writing and starring in her own television show, was just the push that I needed. Not only is she a great writer, she’s hilarious, down to earth, quite the fashionista, and a great role model for women.
I wish when I was sad Kid President would pop out of a subway grate and give me a hug. He has to be one of the most adorable little people around: spouting amazing words of wisdom, quoting Space Jam, and now check out this wonderful video he just made talking to Queen B about “empowering men and women!” We can get behind that <3.
Ladies, cocktails are in order! The Emmys are right around the corner and even though only 15% of television shows were directed by women, we are still killing it. HALF of the nominees for directing are women, “three for comedy and two for drama,” according to the LA Times. Get it girl!
I walked into New York City’s Roseland Ballroom armed with my Canon, prepped to cover a private concert by Juanes for work. I made my way through the thickness and found the cluster of photographers from other outlets who were also tasked with the same gig that night. We were to snap photos of the first two songs from the Colombian superstar’s set – that was all.
Out of curiosity, I started eyeing the photographers around me. I was searching for another female face. No women in sight.
Who You Admire Now
Kerry F- I’m gonna have to go with Cyndi Lauper. She never compromised who she was, never gave in to record producers, and now, at the age of 60 is on tour and kicking ass with neon red dreads (after winning a Tony this year).
Ashley K- My sister Katherine, because she’s not afraid to take risks in life and she’s always 100% genuine.
When I was in middle school, I became a voracious reader. I read any book I could get my hands on and naturally, I picked up a book on women’s rights for teens. I read that women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. I was shocked to read this, since I never thought that women could actually be treated as sub-standard, because of their sex.
200 years after slavery was banned in America, 27 million people worldwide are still subjected to the slave trade today. And unfortunately, being that women are internationally viewed as second class citizens, it’s no surprise that we are affected the most. Fortunately, there are women in our society trying to change that statistic. Andrea Powell is one half of the female run non for profit Fair Girls, whose mission is to prevent ’’the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education.’’