“Take your broken heart and turn it into art” was Meryl Streeps call to action for her fellow artists, and that message has proven to be prophetic for the musical community. As artist after artist sings their reactions to and interpretations of the election, we are inspired to rise above the pain and create something beautiful ourselves. Below are seven songs created or adapted as a response to this year’s election that are sure to make you feel all the feelings. Continue reading
The more we stand with these women who take personal risks to have their voices heard, the more we make their sacrifice worthwhile. These women offer us inspiration with their strength and bravery.
Bangalore, India Women are speaking out en masse after a massive New Years Eve assault on women in one city center celebration. A group of around 300 men surrounded women and took liberties groping them. Police stood by idly as the women screamed for help. Political response has been essentially saying that these women were asking for it by going out and dressing up. Other men insulted by the feminist backlash responded with the ever insulting #NotAllMen social media tag. Continue reading
Everyone wants to know what to do now that the election is over. We do exactly what we have been doing. They go low, we go high. Here’s how to win. Here’s how to fight back without being consumed by hate and wondering which side we’re being pulled to. Here’s how to cause a revolution without violence and without losing to hate. Continue reading
Girls are great, and for the past 2 years, the world has been invited to celebrate this fact on the UN established October 11th holiday called “Day of the Girl.” So far it’s just one day, but with breast cancer awareness month happening at the same time, we can probably go ahead and just declare this girl season. It’s the perfect time for women and girls to take a conscious look at all the important roles we play, issues we face, and potential we can meet.
Many women, girls, and organizations have a headstart on recognizing the new holiday. Here are some ways you can celebrate: Continue reading
Earlier this week the hosts of CBS’s “The Talk” kicked off their season by showing their true faces to the world. With no make up, wigs, hair extensions, or beauty aides the 5 women, their guests, and their audience members donned bath robes and slippers for the duration of the show. Each host was a bit timid when they first started the show, but as they got going and started exploring how their identities intertwined with the face they usually show to the world they eased up. One by one, each of the women eventually declared that they felt free or empowered. In doing so, they undoubtedly freed and empowered the women around them. Continue reading