Two weeks ago Girls’ Life magazine accidentally stirred up a very important conversation. The magazine, meant to provide important information and life advice for adolescent girls, was compared to a recent cover of Boys’ Life magazine. Articles from Girls’ Life titled, “Wake up Pretty!” and “Your Dream Hair,” were juxtaposed to the Boys’ Life call […]Read More Girls’ Life, Girl Scouts, and the road to Success.
If you think sex education is an unnecessary and unimportant topic of conversation, I recommend you spend an hour in your average, smelly, pubescent-ridden middle school or watch John Oliver’s special on the issue. I recently reached out to the very cool, very reality-driven sex ed specialist Laura Leischner who works with various high schools […]Read More Sex Ed: How to be an Askable Adult, and Why It’s Vital You Do So
I am one of the many humans that follow loads of hipster mom’s and dad’s on Instagram, purely to catch a pic of their kids in outfits usually resembling models in an Urban Outfitter’s spread (creepy? probably). Alongside their adventurous parents they go hiking, farmer’s markets in the city, strutting around in matching Ray-Bans, both […]Read More The Ever-Impossible (and Worsening) Standards of Parenthood
I was raised by a single mother, she has a white-collar job, and always preached about the importance of being “self-sufficient“. The most important lesson that my mother taught me is that, as a woman, you need to be able to have job where you can support yourself and your children without the help of a […]Read More “Daddy are You a Misogynist?”