Author: Jamie B.

A Thank You Letter To A Few Good Men

“Thank you to all of the men who have impacted my life: my boyfriends, my best friends, my teachers and my mentors. Thank you to the fellas who broke my heart, which in so many ways made me stronger. Thank you for the life lessons, the tears, the smiles, the growth, and the encouragement…”

Motherhood is a Choice You Make Every Day

My Mom has always been there and even though we have had the typical mother/daughter tension, I am realizing at this moment that it was usually during the times when I didn’t love myself and found it hard to understand how someone could love me unconditionally. I still will not understand the depth of her love until I have one of my own but I know that I am one of the lucky ones…”

Monday Menagerie #36

Happpyyyyyy Earth Month (which in my opinion should be every month!!) I really hope that you enjoy this compilation of stories, articles and videos of women, families, companies and organizations that LOVE Mother Earth. On Earth Day, April 22nd 2016, let’s all commit to doing just a little more to help care for and respect this amazing planet that we call home. It’s truly up to us.

When No Means Yes

At the time, I thought all of these situations meant that I was failing and falling and making the wrong decisions but now I see all of these “roads not taken” as the ones that led me here to a life that I am totally in love with (and falling more in love with everyday). I had to feel what DIDN’T work for me to find out what makes me soar.

Monday Menagerie #30

Super Soul Sunday – Marianne Williamson I am starting this one off BIG! Watch the incredible “spiritual luminary” Marianne Williamson talk about spirituality in relationships.  2016 is the year for me to commit to and follow my spiritual path and that means honoring my body, mind and soul so that they can be the strongest and healthiest of my life.  I hope you enjoy (and need) this Super Soul Session as much as I did. If I think I am just one wave in the ocean, surrounded by this huge ocean, how can I not be terrified of the ocean, how can I not be terrified of other waves, how can I not think other waves are going to completely overwhelm me? But if I realize, I am one with the whole freaking ocean. I move, it moves…we are a powerful thing and I have no problem recognizing my oneness with the ocean because therein lies my power. Syrian refugee children transform Iraqi prison with art I am not going to say much about this …

Monday Menagerie #26

In my #HopeForOurDaughters issue I bring you various stories of daughters across the globe that are spreading the feeling of hope,  fulfilling their dreams and passions, taking matters into their own hands and showing us how the next generation (and some that have come before) is making this world a better place for all of us.  First, however, I want to share the trailer of the film every woman (and man!) should see and background on some of the women we owe our lives to (literally)! Beautiful.  Breathtaking.  Disturbing.  Necessary. Mothers, if they are old enough, take your daughters to go and see this film.  It’s not a “feel good” film but it is inspiring and reminds us that we can accomplish ANYTHING if we believe in it enough and that ANYTHING is possible, especially if you have your girlfriends to count on and a huge amount of courage. SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT There were so many things I did not know about the movement before I saw this film…heck, I didn’t even know there was a …

Monday Menagerie #18

This is my BADASS WOMEN ISSUE #1. This issue was inspired by a friend who was requesting information on how to help refugees.  I decided to dedicate this issue, and many more to come, to the women who are taking matters into their own hands, and making significant changes in the world where progress is desperately needed.  They are not waiting for someone else to do it, they are stepping up where not many others will.  Thank you badass women.  THANK YOU. I know we all know that some really horrible things are going on all over the world and one of the worst is what is happening to the human beings who are trying to escape war – torn villages and cities to find a better life for themselves and their families. Here are some details below to help you figure out what is really going on and ways to help. We can’t survive alone, we must depend and rely on one another. WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN SYRIA WAYS YOU CAN HELP …

Pioneers in Skirts

  It’s amazing when, without even trying, your life continues to intertwine with people who make an impact on it. I met Lauren McDonald years ago because our fathers work together, and I was immediately taken with her drive, enthusiasm, and energy. Throughout the years she has reached out and asked for advice on various aspects of the entertainment industry and it’s amazing, but not surprising, that the project she is currently working on has such synergy with my current passion project, Project:Women. Lauren is a college student and joined the Pioneers In Skirts team in March as an intern.  From what I see, and from what the lead producer, Lea-Ann W. Berst, has described “She is a true example of pioneering her career. She has stepped forward to handle a couple of projects that will teach her a lot for her future career as a publicist in the entertainment industry. I personally can’t wait to see how this learning experience with Pioneers in Skirts will benefit her career!” I am so grateful that Lauren reached …

Monday Menagerie # 14

Our Monday Menagerie series was created so that we could curate stories from around the web that inspire, motivate, ignite, educate and entertain. I was so inspired by Tara Tona’s Instagram post a few days ago that I decided to make this week’s Monday Menagerie the “kind issue.”  These stories are meant to be examples of how we can be more kind, where kindness and love are flowing right now and some stories so full of joy and beauty that you start to doubt that the “badness” even exists. I want to live each day as if things are getting better, not worse. Who’s with me?                     10 REASONS WHY INVESTING IN WOMEN AND GIRLS IS SO VITAL Let’s be kind to women, ya’ll.  I mean seriously, why is it so difficult?  If we could be a bit kinder to our women I think we would see a radical shift in the way people treat each other. It’s just my opinion but why don’t we give …

Monday Menagerie # 9

Rounding out July with some love from a top notch Father, Cosby women speak out, cool kicks, Moms speak and sign, an innovative comic, a must see list and an announcement like no other. Happy MONDAY MENAGERIE! A LETTER FROM ALBERT EINSTEIN TO HIS DAUGHTER If anyone knows anything about anything it’s Albert Einstein…am I right?? Being a Daddy’s girl myself, I read this letter from sweet Albert and got pretty choked up. Some theories never die and some, like this one, need to be addressed and revisited again and again. “If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.” Even though it’s not Father’s Day anymore, hug or call your Dad today. The world needs Fathers who teach their Daughters about love and respect.   NEW YORK MAGAZINE COSBY COVER STORY COLLECTING THE ACCOUNTS OF 35 WOMEN On Sunday night, New York magazine released a stunning cover story, …

Monday Menagerie #6

  It was a week full of goodness, celebrations, BBQ and fireworks. Let us here at Project:Women give you some of the bright (and winning) highlights in our MONDAY MENAGERIE!!! USA WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM WIIIIIIINS If you missed this incredible game you can see the highlights in this one minute replay video distributed by Fox Soccer. These women will be written about in the history books because of how they played, how hard they worked and for the love and respect they showed for each other. Way to go USA!!   LOVE CONTINUES TO WIN  Since the Supreme Court ruling on June 26th, love has been in the air… along with rainbows and debates… but mostly love. In keeping with this theme I wanted to share a beautiful video that a friend, Katie Clarke, created and composed in celebration of this historic time. She is a gifted pianist and I admire that she chose to use her talent to celebrate and support equality and love. Check out more of her lovely work here: www.katieclarkepiano.com   TALENT AND PERSEVERANCE …

We’re on The Campaign Trail

When Tara Tona asks me to be involved in anything my very first instinct is to say yes. I love this girl; she is smart, curious, imaginative, funny, so witty and genuinely cool. So when she asked me to be a part of Project:Women I (obviously) said yes! However I had no idea how much the journey we were about to embark on would suddenly become such a delightful and welcomed obsession. Researching for Project:Women has forced me to spend many an hour reading an article, and then clicking through to another article…I can’t seem to concentrate on anything else because all I want to do is read, share, read and share more stories about the incredible conversations going on about women. But it’s not all about women’s rights or feminism or women’s suffrage, but about how insanely cool women are and how important it is right now to support, glorify, celebrate, champion, educate, promote, bring together, fight for, fight with, stand up for and rally around the females that are inhabiting the earth at …