I’d probably be better at raising a daughter who loves her own body if I was 10 pounds thinner. Or if I could get Kybella, that injection that dissolves double chins. Now that I’m a mom, though, I’m not saying these things in front of my daughter. I’m working on not saying them at… Read More I Might Be Better
A couple of weeks ago my daughter participated in a theater camp. This is her third summer attending this camp. This camp is not meant to be a stepping stone to any serious work in theater. Rather, the kids spend the week singing, dancing, running through skits and then, in past years, they broke into… Read More Why We Still Need Feminism
Our writer Molly wrote her post this week about her fear of raising a girl in a society that doesn’t exactly value women. Molly and her wife just found out that they will, in fact, be raising a daughter: “I went in feeling totally fine about either sex, but the news we were having a… Read More Dear Molly: Here’s What’s Awesome About Raising a Girl
OH MY WORD LADIES. OH MY WORD. The dating scene is horrifying. Horrifying. This month marks one year since my ex and I decided to go the divorce route. I wasn’t ready to date for a long time but relatively recently decided to put myself back out there again. I made myself an online dating… Read More What’s Harder – Dating as a Feminist or a Single Mom?
I am a feminist. If you’re not really sure what that means, please read this blog post from last year where I share what a feminist is and why I want my daughters to be one. I feel so lucky to have my girls (and I know I’d also feel the same way if I had boys). However, raising daughters… Read More 3 Frustrations of a Feminist Mom
This is a 15-minute video I shot a while back, intending to use it for a post someday. Video is tough for me. I’m a much better writer than I am a speaker. But on nights like these, it is great to be able to post a video and take a break from writing, as… Read More Parenting and Integrity
Have you read or seen Emma Watson’s speech to the U.N. regarding the HeForShe campaign? If you haven’t, I highly recommend you watch it now. If you don’t already know, HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality which urges men, just as much as women, to get involved and take action. In the beginning of… Read More Why I Want My Daughters To Be Feminists
I have seen many articles covering Land’s End recent addition of science-themed shirts for girls to their fall clothing line. This is great, and clearly long overdue. I don’t even have a daughter, but I’ve noticed the major anti-feminist themes running in clothing for shockingly young girls out there. I get it, and I applaud Land’s End… Read More Science shirts for the girls; racks of camo for the boys?
I’m a feminist. I know that term gets a bad rap but to me, feminism isn’t about what choice you make, it’s about having choices. I believe men and women should be equal, it’s really as basic as that. So when my daughter decided to dress up as an electrician for Halloween this year, I… Read More My Daughter’s Non-Traditional Halloween Costume
I’m having an identity crisis. Mother. Activist. Wife. Blogger. Daughter. Coach. Sister. Employee. Feminist. Sometimes, I feel like all the hats I wear just don’t coordinate with my outfit, know what I mean? I identify as all the descriptors above. And, yes, they do define me as a person. I take pride in those titles,… Read More Finding balance in the “versus”