All posts tagged: Women

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 …

Why Modern Feminists Are #NotTakenSeriously

Equality is a feat that women have been working towards for years; we are constantly evolving through waves of feminist activists who bravely fight for our rights.   We are women and we want to be taken serious.  We wanted to vote, we made it happen.  We wanted to work outside of the home, we made it happen.  We want to be seen as strong, independent women, and every day we work to make that happen.  We have come so far, yet we haven’t quite made it to the finish line.  Equal pay, equal opportunities, we simply want equality where equality is deserved.  We are women so here us roar!    ..right?  Or are we growling so loudly that we are scaring everyone who can hear us? FEMINISTS are not.  EXTREMISTS are. I have been hesitant in the past to call myself a feminist.  I would hear the word and visualize women burning their bras and marching around DC naked.  I would think about women who refuse to wear dresses and women who hate men.  I …

A Woman’s Ink

I am not a criminal, I am not a drop out, I am not mean, I am not scary. I am simply a woman with tattoos. I have multiple large tattoos on my arms, legs, and hand, and I plan to obtain many more.  Not because of the attention, not because I think that they will make me “cool”, not because they are all the rage right now, and not because I want people to think that I am a “hard-ass”.  I solely get tattoos because I love them. I have so much passion for every new piece of artwork.  I love that I can put all of my trust into an artist who has NO eraser.  It is thrilling!  It is a massive leap of faith.  I can almost feel my adrenaline racing thinking about the buzzing when you walk into a tattoo studio.  At the end of your session(s), these artists give you this one of a kind gift on your skin that you can admire for a lifetime.  A piece of ornate and …

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 …

The Women Behind Project:Women

Hello!  This is our introduction video for Project:Women, where we tell you a little about ourselves, how Project:Women got started, and what we want to do here.  Also, we ask you one BIG QUESTION, to get the ball rolling. The question is… What is your favorite thing about being a woman? Comment, share, connect with us!  We want to hear your voice. PS.  This video was our very first take, and it is twice as long as our “final version” that we shared on our Youtube channel.  But we decided to share this one here because it shows our true selves, silliness, imperfections and all.  And that is what Project:Women is all about. filmed by Paul Hurley 🙂

Surviving Life as a Young Mom

Where do I even begin? First, a major shoutout to Tara for giving me the opportunity to write for this unbelievable place that she has created for women.  A spot that is going to empower women and give us the best knowledge and vibes for the week.. or probably even the month.. who am I kidding, hopefully FOREVER.  I was very nervous to write my first entry for Project:Women.  I mean, the last time I was asked to write I was a senior in high school! However, the difference here is that THIS is personal.  I was actually on someone’s mind to write because my opinions and thoughts want to be heard!  And bonus – this blog is the biggest opportunity to write for the best audience: WOMEN! Those who know me would probably laugh at my line above “..the last time I was asked to write I was a senior in high school” They would say, “Wasn’t that a couple of years ago?” And I would giggle because it totally was!  Actually, it was …

Julianne Moore quote

I finally got to peek at my new Bazaar magazine tonight, a delight I haven’t enjoyed in a while.  Fashion magazines (mainly Bazaar and W) are my guilty pleasure, and I don’t indulge in them as often as I used to.  Which makes those times ever more precious… the quiet, still moments, after baby is tucked away in bed, to just sip a cup of warm tea and be taken away into another land. The latest issue features a brief piece on the great Julianne Moore, who is just such a fun, talented, cool woman (listen to her interview with Alec Baldwin on his radio show Here’s The Thing– it’s great). This little part, from the end of the Bazaar interview, really grabbed on to me. “…Women are fabulous.  I like our camaraderie, our similarities, how we collaborate.  When my daughter was born, I looked at her in the bassinet and I said, ‘You’re one of us.’… I’m going to cry if I think about it too much.  I had this little girl and was like, ‘Yup.  You’re one …

Grown Women Having a Modeling Moment

Yes, this rocks. Not only are these women “grown-up”, but they are also influential female powerhouses. There’s something in the air, and it feels like a fresh, new version of feminism:  Equality among the ages.  (feminism is defined as equality between the sexes, but why should age be left out?)  Joan Didion for Céline, 2015 and Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent’s Music Project, 2015. I don’t mind seeing young, beautiful models in high fashion.  Pretty Young Things are, well, pretty and make everything around them sort of glow, it’s true.  But when I saw these ads of Joan and Joni I wanted to jump on my chair.  It felt like something REAL, and powerful… fashion as represented by women of experience and accomplishment.  (I feel it necessary here to make a note about women whose career is/was being a model, and who also do great work–there are many!  Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova, Natalia Vodianova, Christy Turlington-Burns, Lauren Hutton.. just to name a few). A young female writer, Elisa Rodriguez-Vila, recently wrote a short piece titled “What if all the major …