The Girl is Using Poetry To Change Society.
Rehana and her team are expanding this space dedicated to representing Asian women.
Now the #1 bestselling author of The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen, Aija asserts that she is “strong, determined, and vulnerable.” The adjectives bookending her sentence, “strong,” and “vulnerable,” might seem contradictory, but over the course of our conversation, Aija swiftly exhibited her multifaceted personality and explained how she finds courage in her weakest moments. Over the course of her teen years and blossoming career, Aija has successfully twisted her struggles into strength in order to save herself and others.
I had the opportunity to experience the Sugar and Spice pop-up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn myself and stuck around- after many pictures and Instagram stories of the space- to chat with founders Maira and Renata about their journey launching Sugar and Spice.
Meyers is the founder and CEO of the be.come project, a holistic, online, workout experience with accessible twenty-five minute routines you can do with Meyers themselves. I had a chance to speak with Meyers over the phone and dig a little deeper into creating the company, and who they are as an activist and entrepreneur.
Tia’s a passionate and multifaceted thinker with the courage to be authentic--even if it means leaving something undone. If that alone doesn’t make her an inspiration to young people everywhere, I’m not sure what does.
Christina identifies as an illustrator but also as a zine maker, printmaker, animator, and designer. She exemplifies what it means to be a modern feminist creative, bringing representation along wit her own style to the art scene.
At seventeen years old, Lina Fernandez has used her voice to spread awareness about voting rights as well as protest anti-feminist policies in the United States. A Key West, Florida native of Cuban-American descent, she is currently a high school student in Homestead, FL. She has dedicated her time this year to spreading awareness about the 2018 midterm elections and voting rights
Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Izzy Escobar is using her work to create positive social change. Izzy strongly identifies with the #MeToo movement and hopes her songs can inspire and empower others facing similar situations of domestic violence.
In an interview with recent graduate Reeves Trivette, the trials and tribulations of adjusting to post-college life were discussed. She went in depth with how her path changed along the way and how she is still experiencing massive changes in her job interest
I had the opportunity to sit down with an intern who was recently offered a high-paying job at a finance corporation. She described her personal journey with her natural hair and how corporate America is stifling this movement.
The Bleeding Edge focuses on a permanent birth control method called Essure, marketed to women as an alternative to tubal ligation. A quick, easy procedure. 45-minutes in the office, no incisions, no anesthesia, and back to work the next day. But for many women, the journey did not end there. The 2018 Netflix documentary created by Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, opens a previously hidden wound in an influential industry that has caused more damage than most people are aware of.
Women's Equality Day is celebrated yearly on August 26th to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Though this day is remembered for being one that made women more equal to men, we know that more work must be done. To be equal, we must continue to make strides for women of all backgrounds all around the world. These feminist influencers, bloggers, artists, and change makers offered their tip or suggestions as to how to practice intersectional feminism today, on Women's Equality Day, but really every day, to ensure that we're continuing to make strides and push for a truly equal world.
Cate Barrett is a runner, coach and young professional from Texas. She is currently training to qualify for the Olympic trials marathon, the top three finishers of which will compete in the Olympics. Her Instagram is @beingcate, where she shares her journey as a runner.
Mbali Z. Ndlovu is a serial entrepreneur who has launched several social enterprises dedicated to helping others improve their wellbeing. Mbali's most recent venture, Lukafit, is an empowering activewear brand with a mission to spark a health and wellness movement among Black women.
Ro founded SLOWE in 2017 as a response to the difficulty of engaging with women’s sport as a fan – something she’d been struggling with personally for a long time. Before starting the platform she worked as a designer and believes the aesthetic and quality of coverage is integral to it’s success. SLOWE is founded on the principal that the audience is there, we just need to give them better content.
In both her business and her personal life, Women Who Create founder Amy Phipps finds creativity and creating communities at the heart of everything she does. She has always loved bringing different groups of people together and has seen firsthand how energy, connection and empathy shared between people has a magical power to inspire, heal and help others thrive.
Maria Gilfoyle is the founder of The Power Thread- a platform for women to share stories and inspire each other. It is an online site for young women to share ideas and develop new concepts. Attitudes and goals of the platform include feminism, authenticity, transparency, inclusivity, and empowerment with an interest in fashion and community. She discusses her goals for The Power Thread and its growing community with Make Muse.
#Halfthestory is a global campaign that seeks to share the stories of individuals and create connection on social media. Spearheaded by founder Larissa May, #HalftheStory is blossoming into a ripple effect of authentic, online community around the world.
Behere is an inclusive community for women who crave more flexibility. CEO Meesen Brown dives into how Behere connects women that are open, accepting, and supportive of new people, places, and cultures.
Tia Korpe is the Founder and Managing Director of Future Female Sounds. The organization collects a network of women to pass on the knowledge of how to DJ, how to promote yourself, and make a living in the industry. Tia aims to combine a safe space for creativity, personal development and career mentorship to push the development of upcoming talented females in music worldwide.
Writer, speaker, and researcher Vicki Rox is deeply committed to redefining manhood and fostering human connection. Her most recent work includes hosting underground men’s dinner salons to achieve these goals.
“Aspiring multi-hyphenate” Olivia Land is passionate about storytelling, visual arts, and the connection of women. Olivia has been a contributor to Feminist Wednesday and Her Campus and a part of documentary Dream, Girl.
Willa Bennet gives insight into the ever-changing media landscape, especially that for Gen-Z and adolescent young women.