As a woman who has worn many hats, I am an advocate for women pursuing their visions and dreams. I believe that self-confidence and determination are the keys to success. Too many are held back by the fear of success or listening to negative advice from others. My motto has always been “if you don’t play, you can’t win, and have turned a deaf ear to anyone who has tried to dissuade me from moving
Boys will be boys. If he’s mean to you, it’s just because he likes you. Skinny girls are pretty girls. Love is hard. Women belong in the kitchen. All of these “lessons” are lessons I was taught as a young girl and I bet you were too. When I was 6, 9, and 12, they were fact. But, when puberty hit, these “harmless” lessons started to reveal themselves to be harmful, wrong, outdated, and toxic.
A few days ago, I overheard someone utter a dreadful cliché, “Friends shouldn’t work together.” Yeah, say that to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards! Jagger and Richards, also known as The Glimmer Twins, have known each other since they were little kids. They rode bicycles together years before writing songs together. Now over 50 years collectively in The Rolling Stones, the pair remain good buddies. In fact, Richards claims to love Jagger “99 percent of
Sex and the City was an HBO rom-com television series that ran from 1998 to 2004. Even though the story ended a long time ago, women can’t stop talking about it. And they want more. After the television series, there were two movies. There was talk about a third, but actress Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, opted out. Now the word is out, a revival series for HBO has been confirmed called Just Like
Have you ever looked in the mirror, and asked yourself, “What the hell am I doing with my life?” The good news is that we all have. Women are especially hard on ourselves, particularly when we feel like we should be further along in life by this point, but aren’t. Rest assured that all women face doubt. But it appears that it manifests differently, depending on which part of our lives we’re in. As though
Female empowerment isn’t anything new. Women have been standing strong through the ages, and we have proof in song. Today we have plenty of pro-female music by plenty of female artists—Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Elle King, to name a few. But back in the day, we grew up being inspired by the women who dared to perform, and often write—some of the greatest female go-to songs ever! The following is a compilation of inspiring, encouraging
Flashback to a frilly white apron covered in flour from the bread baking in the oven. Flashback to vacuuming in heels, all smiles when the husband comes home from work. Flashback to putting band-aids on boo-boos and wiping away tears on sticky faces. Reality Check: This is where the state-of-the-world is leading us. Feminism is in regression. The pandemic, despite arguments and blame-games, is nobody’s fault. However, what we are allowing it to do to