As a feminist, I love writing with the ShoutOut crew as a means of keeping my ear to the ground when it comes to current issues that intersect with feminism. Within the past few weeks this page has exploded with timely, relevant news updates and thought-provoking opinion pieces on issues that have taken the lead […]Read More House of Women: Liberating Women in Tanzania
One of the joys of being home for Thanksgiving break is seeing all of my friends and family as we catch up over the span of a week. As the holiday season kicks off, almost everyone I spent time with these past few days asked me (sometimes more than once- I’m looking at you grandma): […]Read More All I want for Christmas: A Feminist-Friendly Wish List
This morning I woke up to bitter cold winds, autumnal scenes in which leaves change their color and fall from branches, and a whole lot of Christmas themed Starbucks coffee cups. Holiday season is right around the corner, and whether we enjoy thinking about it or not, for a lot of us this means making […]Read More A College Student’s Guidebook to Family, Thanksgiving, and Political Discourse.
Last night, after a long, grueling Monday I decided to give my parents a call to check in on how they were doing, (how my dog was doing) the latest family gossip, etcetera, etcetera. Shifting topics from crazy aunt Heather to crazy uncle Sam and the politics surrounding our nation’s current presidential election, I hesitantly […]Read More The Calm Before the Storm: A Message to all Registered Voters
As Thanksgiving break approaches there’s nothing I look foreword to more than visiting my relatives and swatting off politically charged comments and answering questions like- “What exactly IS your major” (or, more frequently) “Do you have a boyfriend yet?” Eek. No grandma, but my Tinder account is LIT! … No response. While I certainly have […]Read More How to Swipe Left on Exclusive Social Dating Apps
So in lieu of keeping things #current I figured we’d take some time in today’s post to talk about this month’s buzzword: pinkwashing. Coined by Breast Cancer Action’s “Think Before you Pink” campaign, pinkwashing is a label used to describe organizations who promote pink ribbon products without actually donating money to breast cancer awareness or research […]Read More Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Think Before you Pink
“Woooah there, little missy! I could see that beautiful smile of yours from a mile away!” If you’ve ever worked in the service industry and you identify as a woman, this type of comment may seem all too familiar to you. “Ah, Stanley,” you say, masking your responsive cringe behind wide eyes and a vibrant […]Read More “I’ll have the Broccoli, Fried Okra and a side of women empowerment, please.”