Actress Daniele Watts Was Handcuffed For… Kissing Her White Boyfriend?

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was detained by Los Angles police last week. The crime? ...more
The Missing Niche yes thank you for your wise words!!more

Why the Violence Against Women Act Matters

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. This historic law dramatically changed the way domestic violence, sexual assault, and crimes against women are handled and prosecuted across our country....more
Why do you stretch the truth Gwen Graham ??  Just like your whole Administration except for ...more

It Matters That I Run. It Matters That You Do Too.

 I’ve always been a fighter for the public interest, making a difference through my work as an attorney and legislative advocate, but I never planned to run for office. To impact women’s underrepresentation in elected office, I joined groups like Emerge California and EMILY’s List, which are designed to train and support the next generation of women elected officials. I’ve campaigned for Representatives Julia Brownley and Lois Capps in California and strong women like Senator Elizabeth Warren on the national stage....more

Actress Daniele Watts Was Handcuffed For… Kissing Her White Boyfriend?

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was detained by Los Angles police last week. The crime? ...more
The Missing Niche yes thank you for your wise words!!more

Tired of perfect? New photo app on Kickstarter gives you 0 retakes, 0 filters, 0 likes and 0 sharing.

Maybe you were out with friends or family this weekend? At a dinner, or perhaps a party, or to the park? It was fun, wasn’t it? At least when your friends weren’t busy posing and taking perfect pictures, then spending time adding filters and cool hashtags, and checking for likes. It’s not the end of the world, but it is kind of annoying when you’re having a good time....more

Anita Hill: A Hero for all of Us

JaneAnita Hill came to our town last week as the keynote speaker for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ...more

Why I Stayed, Why I Left

' run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.' ~Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar...more

Why the Violence Against Women Act Matters

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. This historic law dramatically changed the way domestic violence, sexual assault, and crimes against women are handled and prosecuted across our country....more
Why do you stretch the truth Gwen Graham ??  Just like your whole Administration except for ...more

I secretly like twerking to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’.. Am I ‘Bad Feminist’?

By now am sure most of you would have heard and seen the video for the song ‘Anaconda’ by Nikki Minaj, that is telling all the women out there with big buns to put it all out there. I will admit it, the first time I saw the video, I was shocked by the brazenness  of it all. The unapologetic tone and admittedly raunchy lyrics and weirdly catchy beat had me confused....more

It Matters That I Run. It Matters That You Do Too.

 I’ve always been a fighter for the public interest, making a difference through my work as an attorney and legislative advocate, but I never planned to run for office. To impact women’s underrepresentation in elected office, I joined groups like Emerge California and EMILY’s List, which are designed to train and support the next generation of women elected officials. I’ve campaigned for Representatives Julia Brownley and Lois Capps in California and strong women like Senator Elizabeth Warren on the national stage....more

Moms Telling the Truth in Public

Shame has kept people quiet about painful, personal, or inconvenient truths since … well, forever.  Mom-shaming is a particular example, because cultural expectations of motherhood are so high, women fiercely love their children and we have traditionally accepted responsibility for so many social problems and other undesirable outcomes.  Mom-judging and mom-shaming are two sides of the same coin, as both arise from deep-seated feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, and insecurity.  Truth be told, often the judging and the shame are happening simultaneously, by and to t...more