WW - Happy Earth Day

While the original Earth Day was founded by Christian peace activist John McConnell and put into action mostly by students around 1970, it's a natural fit for witchy types like myself....more

I Remember When It Wasn't Cool To Be African

I remember not talking about my heritage because I thought my parents being from Africa was weird. Didn't feel comfortable inviting others over because of the unique smells emitted from our apartment when my mother cooked. When others would ask where I come from I'd say "African" quietly. I was teased because of my name. I didn't look like the Hispanic girls that were predominant in my neighborhood and I felt bad because I thought something was "wrong" with me. Why couldn't I have long, silky hair like her? I would think to myself....more

No More Pocahontas Fantasies: Tanis Parenteau's New Film Focuses on Sexual Assaults of Native Women

1 in 3 Native women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes....more

Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

Why It's So Important to "Make Noise" About the Gender Wage Gap

"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start. ...more
I agree. This should not even be up for discussion anymore!! Any candidate who is not for ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

Day of Silence: What If Someone Had Stood Up for My Trans Daughter?

"Slurs," my husband told me angrily over the phone."They're commenting on her pictures with slurs."...more
What a beautiful story! Many transgenders don't (or didn't) have the support your daughter has, ...more