Now Accepting Submissions for (re)defining Feminism 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for (re)defining Feminism 2017. This will be our third year launching this project and we are excited about the opportunity to engage new contributors in telling stories about their experiences with living life as a woman. We want to hear about your challenges, yourContinue reading “Now Accepting Submissions for (re)defining Feminism 2017”

A Question of Strength

Bob and Jeff were a father and son I had the pleasure of sitting next to at Brewery Vivant a few Sunday’s ago. I naturally found myself engaging in conversation, uncovering they had never indulged in the food. I watched as their eyes unravel at the burger and beer cheese they ordered, naturally our conversationContinue reading “A Question of Strength”

Redefining Feminism

The Feminism movement is imperative because it is one belief that feeds into creating the overarching culture of our country. Feminism means fighting for equality, fighting to erase the stereotypes associated with gender. Feminism means taking the pressure off of women who feel the weight of the world to be everything to everyone. Feminism fightsContinue reading “Redefining Feminism”

Discovering My Feminine Power through Entrepreneurship

I was the first born of 4 children and 4th generation female first born on my mother’s side of the family. My Mom (mi Mami) always worked full-time in the medical field and loved it. She never apologized for making money for herself and her family and I adored her for that as a childContinue reading “Discovering My Feminine Power through Entrepreneurship”

An Empowered Sense of Self

I don’t remember when I started identifying as a feminist. I always knew I was supported by my family, but I always felt a little “too much” in the religious tradition I grew up in. I felt “too strong”, “too opinionated”, “too driven”. Women had their place and it wasn’t always directly next to men.Continue reading “An Empowered Sense of Self”

Feminism, Individually Defined

(re)defining FEMINISM Feminism is the belief that all people are entitled to the same civil rights and liberties and can be intellectual equals regardless of gender. However, you should still hold the door for a feminist; this is known as respect. Urban Dictionary For me, Feminism has meant discovering the different facets of myself. TheContinue reading “Feminism, Individually Defined”

The Importance of Telling Her(story)

It was November 2008. I was a freshman at Grand Valley State University majoring in Criminal Justice. I volunteered my time to various causes and had multiple jobs to support my living expenses at the time. I was also in a relationship – my first ever relationship to be exact. I was on track toContinue reading “The Importance of Telling Her(story)”