Why I Don’t Network (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why I Don’t Network (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Who are you?  What do you do?  Who are your people? These questions are staples of the  networking circuit – and why I hate the practice. In fact, I don’t believe in the concept at all and it’s exactly why I don’t network Rather than bringing together like-minded professionals, networking is actually an insincere – and ineffective strategy – for […]

Investor Gender Gap. Yeah, It’s A Real Thing.

Investor Gender Gap. Yeah, It’s A Real Thing.

The investment business shouldn’t be classified as a man’s world. Nor should women be seen as incapable of existing in it. But a recent study, performed by Gender Gap Grader, analyzes the gender ratio in entrepreneurial enterprises and the difference between men and women investors is staggering. Gender Gap Grader, an organization that measures the “gender gap” in a variety […]

Newsweek Told Us “What Silicon Valley Thinks Of Women” … Now What?

Newsweek Told Us “What Silicon Valley Thinks Of Women” … Now What?

  Newsweek published an issue with the cover story “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women,” written by Nina Burleigh, which discusses the subtle and blatant sexism present in Silicon Valley culture.  The cover art itself, which features an eyeless woman in a bright red dress and heels looking back at the sexism of Silicon Valley that is represented by a cursor lifting […]

Rashida Jones New Documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” Exposes Reality Of Young Women Who Are Lured Into Porn

Rashida Jones New Documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” Exposes Reality Of Young Women Who Are Lured Into Porn

Have you ever wondered how young women get into porn? Most of us can guess. According to a study published in  Psychology Today women get into porn and often stay in porn for money, sex and attention. No big shocker. Hot Girls Wanted, the new documentary co-produced by Rashida Jones  tackles that baffling question, “Why do young women get into porn?”  The […]

Should We Judge Women Who Don’t Want To Be Known As “Feminists”?

Should We Judge Women Who Don’t Want To Be Known As “Feminists”?

Recently, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of Big Bang Theory said in an interview with Redbook that she’s not a feminist. Among her reasons for distancing herself from feminism was the fact that she enjoys cooking for her husband, which she said makes her feel like a “housewife.” However, many of us feel that a woman can enjoy domestic life and also be […]


Breaking The Lens Of Oppression

Breaking The Lens Of Oppression

Last weekend in a social setting, my body was touched without my consent. I felt confused, vulnerable and unsafe. I confided in my friend who proceeded to call him out. The situation escalated, climaxed in yelling, and ended with an apology from the person. He claimed he did not intend to make me feel violated. He said he thought I […]

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What Will You Do About Climate Change And Earth Day

What Will You Do About Climate Change And Earth Day

 There is no question the earth is heating up. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Will you change your habits? Will you stop using plastic? Stop washing your car, your clothes or maybe even your body? Will you stop eating almonds because it takes over ONE GALLON of water to produce one tiny little almond. […]

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World Economic Forum And Schwab Foundation Honor Social Entrepreneurs of 2015

World Economic Forum And Schwab Foundation Honor Social Entrepreneurs of 2015

A lot of revolutionary creativity is happening in Asia right now. The World Economic Forum on East Asia was hosted in Jakarta on April 20th, where the Schwab Foundation honored the most notable social entrepreneurs of the group. These entrepreneurs are social innovators in their country, striving to make a difference and help those who are most in need. What’s […]

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Recent Articles

An Early Look at the 2016 GOP Field

US Senator from Florida Marco Rubio addresses the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

 It was a packed house at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa Saturday night for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Kickoff event, dubbed the “Iowa Faith Forum”. A crowd of just over a thousand poured into the church’s main gathering space and two overflow rooms, listening to the parade of speakers over the ensuing five hour event. […]

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How To Have Great Style On A Budget

Photo Courtesy of Diana

I know I’m the epitome of what a fashion blogger shouldn’t be in this post- chubby, with undone messy hair, but mostly recycling the same accessories over and over. If it works for multiple wears, I’m more likely to purchase it. When I don’t feel well, I’ve learned it takes just as long to put on a t shirt and leggings as […]

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Divorce And Why I Think It’s Like A Workplace Bully

Divorce And Why I Think It’s Like A Workplace Bully

I’ve been in situations where colleagues have kicked holes in walls (because nothing says “I can handle a deadline change” by destroying company property). I’ve witnessed employees call a female worker the dreaded “c-word,” a true mark of a bully trying to make professional strides. Sigh. Well, turns out these behaviors were preparing me for my divorce; there are unmistakable […]

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6 Of The Most Interesting TV Shows for Feminists

6 Of The Most Interesting TV Shows for Feminists

Here’s a list of shows on major television channels that you should follow! These are some of the coolest shows on major television channels that feature female characters of different time periods, ethnicities, occupations, and genres. One can relate to female characters easily when women who are making their own decisions; striving and struggling like real human beings. They not only […]

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How To Get Kissproof Lips

How To Get Kissproof Lips

Kiss or no kiss, I want lip gloss and lipstick that’s going to last.  I’m the laziest when it comes to lip reapplication. Rimmel’s track record so far when it comes to lipsticks/lip glosses have been spot on, so I picked up these two shades from their Provocalips collection. Application is simple.  You will need to apply the color directly onto the […]

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What Now? Post Pao Sexism In Silicon Valley.

What Now? Post Pao Sexism In Silicon Valley.

Ellen Pao may have lost in court, but her case raises serious issues about sexism and promotion policies in Silicon Valley. After several days of deliberations recently, a San Francisco Superior Court jury came to a conclusion in Ellen Pao vsa. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The gender discrimination trial began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and culminated […]

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Hillary Clinton Announces Bid For White House 2016

Hillary Clinton Announces Bid For White House 2016

“I’m running for president,” Hillary Clinton has made the much anticipated announcement that will put her in the running for president with a two-minute video released around 12.15pm PST. “Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion, so I’m hitting the road to earn your vote — because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join […]

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Distraction: A Girl Gets Detention for Violating Dress Code

Distraction: A Girl Gets Detention for Violating Dress Code

  By Darlene Vanasco The other day daughter got detention. Daughter got detention because she was deemed “a distraction” as she walked through the front doors of her school. It is Monday morning and daughter is getting ready for school. “How do I look?” she asks. I think: I wonder what the day’s outfit will bring. Probably something black. I […]

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Finding Middle Ground: The War Waged Between Feminist and Conservative Women

Finding Middle Ground: The War Waged Between Feminist and Conservative Women

Standing in the center ring and representing the Conservatives, folks, it’s Meghan Trainor and Eva Mendez. Their opponents, The Feminists. The winner takes all since, in this very tolerant country of ours, there can only be one “right” way of doing things. Isn’t that so? It seems that way given the deafening shrieks of absolute horror that both women have […]

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More Than Just Hair

More Than Just Hair

I rocked a buzz cut at the age of 16 when I made a decision to stop chemically straightening my hair and “go natural.” A relaxer is the name of the chemical treatment used to straighten textured hair, and black women have been doing it for decades. Within the past few, there has been a surge in the number of black women […]

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Jean Jacket Time + Pencil Skirt Tips

Photo Courtesy of Sian Fisher

Ahhhh, I love spring, and love being able to rock my jean jacket even more! DC weather this weekend gave the perfect opportunity to whip it back out for its spring debut. Jean jackets pretty much go with anything – it’s a great neutral. This Express floral pencil skirt has a pretty bluish lavender color that pops with the jacket. […]

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Erdem Moralioglu Styles Up San Francisco

Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer. Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

Let’s be honest, San Francisco is not a style-conscious haute couture city. It is a city ever-obsessed with relaxed, neutral comfort wear which can be pushed into active wear if the need arises. T-shirts and hoodies are not only the daily dress code in the tech dominant Bay Area but hoodies and T’s have often made the stretch to evening […]

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Dear Pregnant Body: I Haven’t Been Very Nice To You…

Photo Courtesy of Autumn D.

  …and this needs to change. I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and I feel like I’m bursting at the seams. Lately I’ve been experiencing the effects of my growing waistline more than ever–both physically and mentally. Physically I’m exhausted. The tiredness of the first trimester has come back with a vengeance… In fact, I would say it’s even worse. I struggle […]

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