feminism

Faithfully Feminist (Part 1)

Long before the popularity of the “Jesus Is My Homeboy” T-shirts, I considered Jesus my BFF. More accurately, he was my hero, protecting me from the being much more terrifying than any imagined monsters underneath my bed — God.

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Writing for the World to Change: Five Ways to Use Your Words to Make a Difference

One of the things I admire most about the young people I teach is their willingness to use those voices while they’re still finding their voices. We grownups are often afraid to speak our minds because we fear that we might one day change our mind or simply because we fear what others may think. But we should be much more afraid of what will happen if we stay silent.

Here are five ways you can use your words to make a difference.

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Is it anti-feminist to blog about weight loss?

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Is it anti-feminist to blog about weight loss?

I currently weigh more than I ever have in my entire life. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind the number I see when I step on the scale if I were happy with the body I see when I stand in the mirror. (Even when I looked my best and had six-pack abs, I weighed much more than anyone, including my doctors, thought I did.) But I am woefully disappointed with both.

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When Writing Is Not Enough

Writing can be a feminist act. 

I believe this idea so deeply I did a TED Talk on it.

I believe that by sharing her story a woman can fight for equality and grow to love herself enough to believe she deserves it — no matter what society says.

This is why I teach. This is why I started See Jane Write. This is why I write. But sometimes writing is not enough. Sometimes I feel I have to do more.

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4 Ways to #PressForProgress on International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

I am all for celebrating women each and every day of the year, but having an official holiday to do so obviously makes my feminist heart happy.

International Women’s Day was officially adopted by the United Nations in 1975, but was first celebrated as early as 1909 in New York. (Learn more here.)

International Women’s Day is, of course, meant to be a day of celebration, but it’s also meant to be a day of activism. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress, calling for us all to motivate and unite our friends, colleagues, and communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report indicates that gender equality is over 200 years away! So we’ve got work to do.

Here are 4 ways you can #PressForProgress this International Women’s Day.

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