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”

Photo-defining Feminism

Attached below is a photo blog defining feminism. Photo & Text: Mithila Jariwala. I have been very fortunate to have a very strong mother who brought me up without burdening me with any social pressures. She also never differentiated between my brother and me. In fact, I grew more like her as I watched her –Continue reading “Photo-defining Feminism”

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)”

Submissions Open for (re)defining Feminism 2015

We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for (re)defining Feminism 2015. This will be our second 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 “Submissions Open for (re)defining Feminism 2015”

Fem-tastic Read: Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks

Suggested read from women reVamped contributor. Suggested audience: 15 yrs or older Summary via Amazon Books: A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving….There can be no love without justice.—from the chapter “To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism” In this engaging and provocative volume, bell hooks introducesContinue reading “Fem-tastic Read: Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks”

Creating New Opportunities for Girls

A month ago I was extended the privilege of attending the 2015 Opportunity Nation Summit in Washington, D.C.  Opportunity Nation is a bipartisan, national campaign comprised of more than 300 businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits and civic organizations working together to expand economic mobility and close the opportunity gap in America.  More specifically the work focuses onContinue reading “Creating New Opportunities for Girls”

Collective Impact Means Collaborative Giving

You may be wondering, why is a nonprofit organization hosting a series of fundraisers to benefit other nonprofit organizations?  The answer is simple, our success is impacted by the successes of the organizations we support through this event. Lipstick Libations was a concept built from our fundamental belief that we are more effective as aContinue reading “Collective Impact Means Collaborative Giving”

Feminism is Yours to Define.

As I sit and reflect on the last 30 days of storytelling, I can’t help but to post my reflections on the themes highlighted by this amazing group of contributors.  I could identify with Robin’s sentiments of having never called her moments of empowerment a feminist experience and the impact of mass media on ourContinue reading “Feminism is Yours to Define.”

Fast Tail Tale

Accepting that my body type is not designed by myself is the most awakening experience of my life. Many opine about the bodies and shapes of young brown women who appear to look more like women than the girls idealized by social standards. Remarks like “You so fast!” “You think you grown!” “Who you thinkContinue reading “Fast Tail Tale”