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Mother, Baby, And Carrier: A Growing Bond

Mother, Baby, And Carrier: A Growing Bond

Mothers. They undergo such a unique experience when they choose to have children. Mothers have the chance to witness their children grow and develop, which can be fulfilling and bittersweet! For Mother’s Day weekend, we’d like to highlight one mother as she adjusts her baby carrier for her growing child.  When I was editing these photos, there’s this gross feeling […]

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Understand And Control Your Fertility

Understand And Control Your Fertility

When puberty creeps up on women , the only  information we are often given is  how not to contract a STI or get pregnant from the dreaded “talk” with  parents to the awkward sex ed lessons from school. But as women age, seldom do we receive any information on family planning and advice on how to prepare for or avoid […]

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Companies Are Springing Into Action: The Age Of Activism

Companies Are Springing Into Action: The Age Of Activism

Picture this: it’s Friday night, and everyone is ready to head out to the bars. One boy says, “I’ll call an Uber.” Another boy agrees. All the girls in the room, including myself, simultaneously yell, “No!” The now controversial app is quickly deleted, and a Lyft is called instead. This is just one example of the hottest trend: activism sells. […]

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The Winograds: Veganism As More Than A Trend Or Lifestyle

Photo by Priyanka Ramesh

San Francisco based animal rights activists Nathan and Jennifer are two individuals that came together to revolutionize the concept of the sheltering systems for animals in the United States. Besides being an ardent animal lover and a published author, Jennifer is also the founding member of the No Kill advocacy Center whilst Nathan’s well-articulated views on animal cruelty stems from […]

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The Sexism Of Pence’s Virtue

Photo by Jim Wallace from Flickr

Virtue seems to mean something different to different people. For Mike Pence, it involves a strict code of conduct, sharing no meals with any woman who is not his wife. Pence cites his evangelical Christian faith as the reason behind this decision, a considered virtue that carries over into many other religions. Pence’s stance on this matter was given in […]

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If Marine Le Pen Became A World Leader

Photo by Rémi Noyon

A campaign season perplexing enough to rival the Clinton-Trump debacle will reach a turning point next weekend after the first round of France’s presidential election. In the event that no candidate wins a majority, an election between the top two contenders will be held in May. Anti-immigration populist leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen is expected to face […]

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Let’s Reject The Menstruation Taboo

Photo by Jake Thacker

Most young girls and women of childbearing age menstruate.  And no matter how traumatic, out of the blue or totally normal the experience was, we all remember our first period. Long after adolescence, however, we still find ourselves (and others) uncomfortable with the idea of talking about periods openly, which further encourages the menstruation taboo. We’re here to tell you […]

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How 3 Poetesses Share The Female Experience

Photo by Kwesi Abbensetts

Art, and poetry specifically, is found at the epicenter of any given crisis or event. One way of expressing political, personal and social reactions or critiques is through reading or writing poetry. The universalization of emotions compressed into a poem provides a welcome outlet for just about anyone. Poets, whether intentionally writing about gender or not, are expressing experience. For […]

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Street Style San Francisco VIII

Street Style San Francisco VIII

San Francisco has such a diversity of fashion and styles, it’s difficult to classify the city’s style in one term. But that’s not a problem at all, especially since we get to meet the SF fashionistas on the streets. Check out the latest installment of our fashion series! No. 1: Jessalynn Occupation: Office manager at Open Door Style: Neat and casual […]

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How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is critical that we better support survivors. We must help cultivate a safe environment. Many survivors of sexual assault will experience changes or difficulties when engaging in sexual activity afterward. When we conceptualize the ways a person is changed after sexual assault – whether big or small, temporary or permanent, and anything in […]

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Equality Between The Sexes In France: Not For Kids

Photo by Caleb Woods

Amidst the growing political tensions that ruthlessly divide our country, we easily forget that other countries face many of the same ideological battles. France, for instance, appears to people here in the States as not only the epicenter of high culture but a place of laissez-faire attitudes toward sex. They even elected a socialist president, François Hollande, in 2012. But […]

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Say Hello To Sunshine And Spring!

Photo courtesy of Alyson

After months of rain, clouds, and wind chill, sunny weather feels so welcomed in San Francisco. We’re seeing fashionistas break out their open-toed shoes, sporting short sleeves, and stylish sunglasses to match the mild temperament. You could say they’re “springing” into the styles of the season! Check out how Alyson is dressing for the weather: Hello friends (and sun)! Can […]

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Women In Leadership: Stronger Together

Women In Leadership: Stronger Together

The rise of female leaders in the world is improving at a slow but fairly steady pace. We have seen many incredibly driven women become catalysts for change by taking charge in their respective field. However, a question remains: how do we get future world leaders, decision-makers and even thought leaders to fuel the flame ignited by the amazing women […]

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