Post-Karaoke Snippet #23

I left karaoke early tonight andwalked out to my van at 1:23 am,alone in a parking lot behind two closed bars,Ned Peppers and Hank's Hole in the Wall.As I pressed my key fob and unlockedmy driver's side door, a young black woman -- maybe 25 .... maybe 30 .......more

Not motivated to plan a wedding?

www.TheFeministBride.comA Feminist Bride reader asks: "Looking for advice for a feminist bride that doesn't want to plan a wedding but her fiance wants the wedding...it's important to him..."...more

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Name

Recently I launched a portfolio website to showcase my writing and public speaking and I decided to simply call this website Javacia.com. Most people would argue that I should have called it JavaciaHarrisBowser.com, since that is my full name and byline. But I chose to go with Javacia.com as a tribute to my first name. ...more
Funny story! Some of my favorite people/best friends are named Courtney. It's a great name. :)more

4 Things We Can Do in 2014 to Help Pave the Way for a Woman President

In my new book, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power, I interview some of the most influential journalists, activists, artists, politicians, and thought leaders of today about how to get a woman into the White House....more
This article is a reminder to all women to be vigilant in the portrayal of women especially for ...more

Why I Can’t Say I’m An Ally to People of Color

As a white queer feminist anti-racist, I believe it’s not my place to state that I’m an ally to people of color. What I can say is that I strive to be an ally and it’s my job to keep learning what people of color consider an ally. The single most important way to learn this is to listen, and as a feminist, I am particularly committed to listening to women of color....more
Thank you for this! <3more

Let's Leave Slut-Shaming in 2013...

     ...more

20 Ideas For Original, Empowering and Actually Life-Changing Resolutions for 2014

Bored of the same old resolutions every single year - go to the gym, eat healthy, find/keep/dump a guy etc. Well, here is our YEAR IN REVIEW - RESOLUTIONS FOR 2014 Mash Up from ReclaimingPinkFor 2014 Reclaiming Pink Suggests…....more

A Good Mother Is...

The mother who gets out of bed before anyone else to do something for herself or get things ready for day. The mother who doesn't get up earlier than anyone else, yet still gets her family ready for the day.The mother who doesn't look in the mirror because she isn't sure she'll always "like" what she sees. The mother who wistfully and longingly looks in the mirror as she sees her present, but only remembers her past....more

What Do You Think of Pantene's New "Feminist" Ad?

So I came across Pantene’s new commercial for the Philippines. On the surface, it comes off as a powerful statement — one that shows how powerful men are revered in the business world versus how powerful women are looked at as “pushy,” and “bossy.”Watch it for yourself:...more

A Letter To Victoria's Secret - From A Real Woman

Dear Victoria's Secret,...more