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Women on the front line and how to #ShutItDown from miles away

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The day after Thanksgiving, I was surrounded by hundreds of other Black Friday protesters in the middle of Water Tower Place in Chicago. We were calling Black Friday “Brown Friday” and demanding that shoppers don’t give one more cent to a capitalist society who cares more about protecting storefronts than protecting lives. We circled ...

Techni-gizmo-gear and fashion trendsetting

November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most inspirational people that I have recently become aware of is a designer from the Netherlands. As a professional designer, lecturer, curator and engineer Anouk Wipprecht combined her passion and knowledge to create some of the most interesting and supremely unique work in the field of fashion; and she has used micro-controllers to ...

A foodie’s love letter to Portland

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you’ve talked to me anytime after my west coast road trip, you know how much I love Portland. Anyone who asks me or my girlfriend how the vacation went gets a verbal explosion of all the things that make Portland, OR heaven on earth. Aerial yoga. Kombucha on tap. VooDoo Doughnut. Happy hour everywhere, all the time. City-wide composting. ...

A woman in Spain Part II.

October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

One article, let alone fifty articles, could never sum up the experiences that I had traveling in Spain (as well as Germany–that place is the shit). As some of you readers may know by now, I developed an eating disorder as I was entering 11th grade. This morphed into a six-year-long journey of self-mutilation, depression, hope, healing and ...

A woman in Spain

October 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

This past summer I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for two months. This was a spectacular experience that I could never take for granted. My life has changed significantly and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities I have in my life. Many of which, I was completely unaware I had prior to traveling, or went unrealized until after I ...

When two queer women travel across much of the rural U.S. alone

October 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

…they get a little bit scared. And that sucks. Me and other GLAAD staff at the 2014 L.A. Pride Parade. After a summer-long internship with GLAAD in Los Angeles, my life had become really gay. Meaning, I was around LGBT people all the time. I had become used to not having to worry about how people would look at me and treat me. It was a ...

Top 5 Global Female Activists

November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

The interconnectedness of the world today is astounding. Technology has allowed us the opportunity of learning about a vast array of cultures that live in conditions that may be far different from our own. As citizens of this new world we have a duty to be knowledgeable of the events occurring across the globe, as well as the adversity that ...