#BanBossy Update: Awesome NJ Girl Scouts Weigh In

BY Abigail Nutter IN Feminism ON May 22, 2014

Let's hear it for the NJ Girl Scouts who are making us proud with their involvement in the #BanBossy movement! The New Jersey Courier-Post, a South Jersey newspaper, featured an empowering and inspiring video and article where young NJ Girl Scouts discuss what it means to them to be a leader and how they feel about the term “bossy”. The "Ban Bossy" movement was launched by the national Girl Scout CEO Anna Maria Chavez and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier this year.
Recently I sat down with the lovely and talented Mwende Katwiwa — a.k.a. FreeQuency, a spoken word artist, recent recipient of the Feminist You Should Know Award, and senior at Tulane University. Ms. Katwiwa is 22 and double majoring in Political Economy with International Perspectives, and African & African Diaspora studies. Originally from Kenya, she came to New Orleans after graduating high school to pursue service with the AmeriCorps program City Year, prior to enrolling at the University of Chicago.

The Other Side of Sex

BY Emilie B IN Feminism ON November 04, 2010

I interviewed a friend of mine who is a dominatrix, because I was curious about whether she finds her job empowering and what made her get into it. She was kind enough to answer my questions candidly, providing insight into a world I know relatively nothing about.  1. How did you get into being a dominatrix? I've always been a pervert. When I moved to New York, I pretty much immediately started going to burlesque shows, which are closely tied into local fetish parties.

90 Is The New 25!

BY skye whitley IN Feminism ON October 22, 2010

Zelda Kaplan renews our faith in the ability to be cool in New York City far after our 30th birthdays.  She proclaims that "so many young people are so afraid of becoming old. I would like them to know that from someone who is ninety-four years young, it is fun to be old."  With such an effervescent presence in the world and a passport that has been stamped to death, Zelda is very much alive! She captivates humanity with her dramatic ensembles and zest for life. Check out these designs that she created from fabrics brought back from her travels.