#13: I can finally call myself a feminist!

June 15th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Living Life

#13: I can finally call myself a feminist!

I’ve been trying to put my finger on why I felt Caitlin Moran’s book, “How to be a woman,” so deeply and I think I finally know. While raving about it to yet another person– this time to Liz, my boss at Bedsider– I said, “For the first time, I can finally call myself a feminist.” [...]

#9: While reading “How to be a woman”

June 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Living Life

#9: While reading "How to be a woman"

Finally focused and made a dent in Caitlin Moran’s book, How to be a woman. Moran’s memoir / feminist manifesto has been assigned reading for me, for over a month, as Wednesday is the 2nd annual “Meeting of Women Thinkers” a.k.a. an unofficial book club that started in April. During our first meeting, about 25 women [...]

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

May 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, V.Connect

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

When I moved to Brooklyn last year I was determined to really get to know my new community, and contribute in a real way! Right away I was directed to Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) — a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn. [Check out one of the videos Veralyn Media created with BMC!] Central Brooklyn [...]

Holla, Hollaback: An Interview with Emily May

April 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Living Life, Videos

Holla, Hollaback: An Interview with Emily May

So you’re walking down the street, headed to work, or school, or the laundromat (because only the sweatpants and T-shirt you have on are clean) and you hear: “If no one has told you how beautiful you are today, please let me be the first.” What do you do? a) Stop and give out your [...]

Controversy in the blogosphere: What’s the only crime where the victim stands trial too? Rape

August 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Controversy in the blogosphere: What's the only crime where the victim stands trial too? Rape

Listen Here: This week I am going to be talking about Nafissatou Diallo, the housekeeper who accused Dominique Srauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in May. The French press was the first to report her name- and since then there has been many reports detailing her background and questioning her credibility. In a New York Times [...]

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