Woman Power

Ultimate Female Empowerment Playlist Through the Decades

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

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Self Defense: Is It Worth Learning?

If I hadn’t studied martial arts and self-defense for many years, I doubt I’d be the person I am today. Taking karate and tai chi classes helped me to learn how to protect myself, assert myself, and be more confident. As have many other martial arts students, I became an advocate for studying it and have taught lessons to groups and individuals. Earlier this year I taught a self-defense course for three sessions to a

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The Lens Of Age and Time-Part 1

Moving through the seasons of life can be tricky, frustrating, liberating, and hilarious. Regardless of your personal stats, women have common denominators, linking us together. In this three-part series, we’ll take a look at life, through the lens of age and time. As we age, we’ll face things we never saw coming, and others we did see coming, but could not fend off despite the fact. Living in the 21st Century has been a wild

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IF you don't play you can't win

If You Don’t Play, You Can’t Win

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

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Living For the Man: Taking Back Our Pleasure

It’s no big secret that our culture promotes sex revolving around the pleasure of a man. That final release in porn videos, movies, and other forms of media signify a job well done on the woman’s part in pleasing her man as if it some sort of accomplishment to be celebrated, rather than a natural part of human interaction and relationships. Although this may not seem like a problem on the outside because the majority

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Female Friendship Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test

What exactly is the Bechdel test? It’s a way to measure the active representation of well-rounded female characters in a movie. For the flick to pass, it only requires three simple rules: Feature at least two named women in it These women need to talk to each other The conversation needs to be about something besides a man Unfortunately, most movies in Hollywood don’t pass this test. They’re usually filmed from the perspective of the

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The Lens of Age and Time Part 3

If you’ve read the first two parts, of this three-part series, you’ll undoubtedly see a pattern emerging; being that women are amazing, have come a long way, and can do anything. Women today, have more choices than ever before. We’re not bound to stereotypical lifestyles which dictated our paths just a century before. The only limits we have, are the ones we allow to stop us, although some of those obstacles can be tough on

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