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The beginning of The Punk Singer, a documentary that tells the story of Kathleen Hanna, OG of the Riot Grrrl movement, starts off with Hanna performing a spoken word piece in 1991. She says, “I am your worst nightmare come to life / I’m a girl you can’t shut up.” While far from a nightmare and more like our ultimate feminist wet dream, Hanna speaks the truth in that she definitely hasn’t shut up. The lead singer of Bikini Kill has a ... Read More
Nicki Minaj blessed us during this holiday season with her amazing new album "Pink Print." Here are some of her inspiring sayings to get you through the day. P.s. You may want to listen to "Feeling Myself" off her new album, featuring Beyonce.  1. Speak Your Mind 2. Work what your mama gave you  3. Don't underestimate yourself.    4. Love Your Body   5. Use "YAAS" not "Yes"  6. Define yourself 7. Recognize your lady power - ... Read More
Still looking for a present for the feminist bookworm in your life? Give the gift of the fascinating and kind of creepy history of Wonder Woman—the only female superhero with the long-lasting power of her male counterparts. Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman reveals the conflicting values of the superhero’s creator, William Moulton Marston, while exploring her cultural significance and complicated relationship with feminism. On the ... Read More
2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman,  and a blatant smack down of  extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny ... Read More
In this season of giving, I’d like to take the time to talk about that piece of ourselves which is sometimes the hardest to give: our time. It’s no secret that volunteering is a beneficial activity for anyone, both mentally and physically. Not to mention the fact that there are always others who will benefit from you donating some of your time. I have only recently made volunteering a part of my routine. After graduating college and moving to New York, ... Read More
A few days ago, HuffPo Entertainment posted an interview with Evangeline Lilly from the premiere of the third and last Hobbit installment. She has a lot of nice words about working with Peter Jackson and being fortunately typecast in kick-ass female roles. She spoke of wanting to continue filling roles in which her characters are “strong because of their compassion, they’re strong because of their vulnerability, they’re strong because of their ... Read More
After being found unconscious in a freezing Winnipeg river, having survived a near-lethal assault, 16-year-old Rinelle Harper made an influential appearance at the Assembly of First Nations. Rinelle Harper is the victim of, unfortunately, one out of the many violent attacks that happen yearly against aboriginal women. While she was being hospitalized, her family granted the police homicide squad permission to release her name to the public to search for any ... Read More
Recently CNN published a video where three women who have all accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault met for the first time. If you haven’t yet seen the footage or watched the clips, I suggest you do- the women discuss in detail how fear and the social expectation of women keeping quiet prevented them from sharing their personal stories earlier The video was published alongside a corresponding article, written by investigative journalist Nina Burleigh ... Read More
Before BMX riders like Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist were even born, let alone doing tricks like a decade or backwards manual, Japanese American cyclist Lilly Yokoi, the world’s greatest acrobat on a bicycle, was doing them first... in high heels and sequin costumes... before BMX was even a thing. While Yokoi’s performances were based in the circus, her technique and skill were unmatched during the late 50’s and 60’s. What began as a group ... Read More
It's Throwback Thursday. You've probably already posted your Instagram picture (#tbt) and are now anticipating Flashback Friday with a mid-afternoon coffee in hand.  In honor of the day we (randomly) associate with looking back, here is a list of 9 inventions that were created by ladies. Let me add "badass" to that last statement.    1.) Grace Hopper Admiral Grace Marry Hopper joined the military in 1943 ( there's the "throwback"). She was stationed ... Read More
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