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Women’s Campaigns, Movements, and Activism — We Move The World

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 …

Skater girls and Biker chicks in the Middle East

There is something happening in the Middle East right now, and it doesn’t have anything to do with bombs, oil, or politics.  But it does involve some badass chicks on wheels. I found these two stories within a week of each other, and all of a sudden I realized that women are quietly changing things in the Middle East (and HAVE been for a while, even if we haven’t seen it).  Change can take place in many forms, it doesn’t just have to be through street protests and revolutions.  Change can also be a girl on a skateboard, or a woman on a motorbike.   Kesh Angels, a 2014 art installation by Moroccan photographer/filmmaker Hassan Hajjaj, showcases a series of playful, vibrant images of young Islamic female bikers.  These women give off a vibe of total self-confidence, one that is contagious.  Even with their bodies and faces fully covered, they challenge the stereotype of the typical Islamic woman:  It is a subtle message of fierce strength, delivered through brightly-colored, vividly patterned clothing and the incredibly confident …

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 …