The Matriarch and Family Traditions With the holidays approaching, I think it’s time we give our matriarchs their flowers (that are long overdue). The planning and gathering for the holidays are most likely dominated by the women. The kitchen holds no place for the patriarchy. The matriarch (which I will refer to from now on […]Read More Just Like Ma’s Cooking
How about we all just mind our own business and reproductive choices!Read More Can We Please Stop Invalidating Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids?
Dear Future Father-In-Law, Surprise! I bet you did not think you would be getting a letter from me, did you? Well, that is just how I am, full of surprises. I wanted to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being truly awful when talking about me and how you “don’t […]Read More An Open Letter to My Transphobic (Future) Father-In-Law
Biology does NOT give you an excuse to treat the ones you love like shit. Family members are supposed to be there for you – through everything. They’re the forever-kind of relationships. The ones that last you far past your friends and partners. But blood does not give you a reason to treat me like […]Read More Biology Isn’t An Excuse To Treat Someone Like Shit
Mommy culture repeatedly tells me “I’ll change my mind” when it comes to me not wanting kids.Read More STOP TELLING ME I’LL WANT KIDS.
I grew up in a less typical American household, where my mother was the primary breadwinner. Working days and nights on end as a midwife, my mother pushed through sleepless days just to make it to school events, drive our family around, or sort through endless loads of laundry. Though, there were also many times when […]Read More Super Moms: Having it all
WARNING!!!!! This post will not contain any major details that are new to the live action Beauty and the Beast, but will include some minor details that weren’t a part of the animated movie. If you haven’t seen the movie and are okay with that, keep reading! If not, you’ve been warned and should stop […]Read More A Tale New and Improved
The scope of a woman’s role in most cultures, surrounds her femininity. She is seen as a symbol of motherhood, nature, fertility, and the like, while the man is often attributed with inherent machismo and titles like, “breadwinner”, even if these roles are not so. In recent years and months, issues surrounding women in the […]Read More The Working Woman
From Trump’s elitist policy to Hollywood honoring the right movie at the right time, here is a recap of what the ShoutOut! Team discussed this week; Donald Trump Policy President Trump rescinded an Obama-Era Executive order that allowed transgendered individuals to utilize the bathroom representative of the gender they identify as. Interestingly, we discussed a […]Read More Shout Out! Newsroom Update February 27th 2017
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