Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill?

What would the United States be like if we had Harriet Tubman on our $20 bills? Depicted on current and former US dollar banknotes are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, William McKinley, and Grover Cleveland. Yes, they are all men. And yes, all white men…. Continue Reading →

The harm in body-shape guides

Have you ever fallen prey to a guide that tells you what to wear based on your body shape? It probably said something like “your body is apple-shaped” or “you’re an hourglass shape!” and then proceeded to tell you to cover specific areas of your body with certain types of garments that may be more… Continue Reading →

Seven books about inspiring, real-life women

Every girl needs heroines and role models to look up to. Despite the lack of deserved recognition and fame that pioneering women in history have received, there are still plenty of ways to learn their stories. The following books* have taken some of the most amazing stories of female power and ingenuity that are sure to… Continue Reading →

Making a difference with “Make Your Move” campaign

With so many negative images and ads out there, it’s nice to see a few of the opposite once in a while. The Make Your Move campaign caught my eye a few months back and has been popping up across social media ever since. According to their Facebook page, “Make Your Move is an effort from Missoula’s Intervention… Continue Reading →

Lean In and keep the conversation going

I know I’m a little late to the Lean In conversation but luckily the conversation has not stopped since the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In in March 2013. Hitting New York Times’ bestseller list and selling more than 600,000 copies in three months is no small accomplishment. Sandberg received a lot of mixed responses… Continue Reading →

Sexual Assault in the Media – SVU Spreads Awareness

Looking for a television show that empowers victims of sexual assault and spreads awareness about the issues? Then some Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is just what you need. We’re right in the middle of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It has officially been observed nationally in the U.S. since 2001…. Continue Reading →

Drop everything you’re doing and watch these films!

Media clearly has something against women. There just aren’t enough women making movies about women, and those movies that do exist don’t get the attention they deserve. Documentaries are unfortunately in the same situation when it comes to gender equality. Luckily, there are organizations and women out there making a difference that deserve to be… Continue Reading →