Support Feminist Frequency’s Ordinary Women

Have you seen the crowdfunding campaign for Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History? It’s a new video series by Feminist Frequency “about challenging stereotypes, smashing the status quo, and being defiant.” And I really, really hope it gets funded. We’re overdue for telling history in a way that truly and completely includes women, beyond their roles…

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Reminders & Tips for Life

One of the absolute best parts of being an adult for me has been knowing myself so well, fully accepting who I am, and being happy about it. It’s awesome. There’s no reason to worry about what someone else is thinking about me and I’ve got zero hours to dedicate to not doing exactly what…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I never watched any of Star Wars as a kid, so I’m minimally invested in the movies, the overarching storylines, and the whole universe in general. (Honestly, I’m more of a Star Trek person, which probably isn’t surprising if you know about me & politics. We’re BFFs. I also really love Firefly and Battlestar Galactica) Still,…

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Happy 240th Birthday, Jane Austen!

If anyone could’ve lived to be 240 years old, I’d love for it to have been Jane Austen. Imagine the witty, sharp-tongued observations on present day she’d craft for us! In honor of her birthday and her brilliance, let’s take a moment to recall this defense of novels, which are so often disparaged and read by…

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Society & Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

“If society will not admit woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.” –Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell She was the first woman in America to earn a medical degree (in 1849) and she’s also totally right.

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