I used to love watching companies come out with new products that claim to help fight for gender equality or women’s rights. I used to think WOW!! I’m so glad that companies are showing strong female athletes, women of color, and women with more than one body size. Being naïve, I immediately assumed that all […]Read More Watch out for Femvertising!!!
“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, and community.” Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness, stated this in personal memoir, or […]Read More Janet Mock: Transgender Identity and the Notion of “Passing”
Why would you deliberately decide to go to an all-girls boarding school? Don’t you wish that you could see boys every day? Why would you choose to live at school? These are questions I have heard far too often in my life. For me, my boarding school days remind me of getting a great education, […]Read More Why I Chose to Attend an All-Girls High School
Nike recently announced its new Nike Pro Hijab, the brand’s first single-layer stretchy hijab for athletes. The Pro Hijab is the product of a yearlong design process between Nike and the three Muslim athletes from the United Arab Emirates, weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, triathlete Manal Rostom, and figure skater Zahra Lari. By working with these […]Read More Nike’s New Pro-Hijab is Huge for Female Muslim Athletes
I remember being in 7th grade, sitting in on those uncomfortable sex education classes during P.E. where my teacher would lecture us about safe sex practices. He demonstrated to the class how to put a condom on a banana and gave us students worksheets to label genitalia. What my teacher never told the class was […]Read More Herpes is Not a Death Sentence
1 in 5 girls in India drop out of school due to menstruation. Menstruation is a natural process and to think that some girls cannot get educated because of their monthly cycle is horrendous. When I heard about this incredible story on the news, I really wanted to share it. Arunachalam Murungantham, the son of […]Read More The Menstruating Man of India
Picture This: You are in a car accident and are rushed into the ER. Doctors move you from the stretcher to the hospital bed, remove your clothing, and immediately seem shocked to see that your genitals do not match your outer physical appearance. Instead of focusing on your broken bones, they are too concerned with […]Read More 5 Horrible Ways the U.S. Health Care System Fails Transgender Individuals
Why would you stay in an abusive relationship? Just Leave! This is the common expression that many men and women hear who are in abusive relationships. From the outside, getting up and walking out the door sounds like an easy task. It is not always as simple as packing your bags and walking away. One […]Read More The Cycle of Domestic Violence #WhyIStayed
This is a recap of the ShoutOut! Newsroom this week! Hilary Clinton Fights for Women in a Trump America At a women’s empowerment conference Monday, Hillary Clinton tells women to “dare greatly and lead boldly.” She persists to say that “Despite all of the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is […]Read More Newsroom Round Up!
On December 25, 2016, 20th Century Fox released Hidden Figures, a film that tells the true story of three African-American women, a mathematician, an engineer, and a programmer, who had an incredible impact on NASA’s space program in the 1960s. These heroes, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson worked as human computers to calculate […]Read More Equations Never Lie: The Hidden Figures Behind the Space Race