On Women’s Equality Day, We Celebrate Those Who Lead

It's Women's Equality Day! Find out what Rita Henley Jensen and Gloria Feldt are doing in New York to celebrate....more

It's Black Breastfeeding Week -- and Yes, We Need It

World Black Breastfeeding Week begins on August 25, 2015 and I am already hearing the negative, disapproving buzz in the lactation community. I will never understand why anyone—especially lactation consultants—disapproves of World Black Breastfeeding Week. As International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, we have an ethical responsibility to support all cultures, and this includes African-American women....more

The Ridiculousness of White Feminism

My side eye has been on fleek this week. Isn’t that how the youngins speak nowadays? Don’t mind me. I need a drink and this Sprite is not doing the trick....more

The Arrogant Men who Believe Their Children Deserve More than the Kids Of Working Moms

I worked for a man who talked a lot about how hard he had to work to make enough to keep his wife home with their daughters and how important that was to him. I took the job because it offered early morning hours (from 4 am – 12 pm) that allowed with me to be with my kids the majority of the day. After working for the man for more than six months, I put in a written request to leave early three days a year, so I could continue to be a room mother in my kids’ classrooms and volunteer at the Halloween, Holiday and Spring party each year. I was dismissed the next day without explanation....more

Advice for Sorority Rush

It's that time of year again- last year I wrote a post about Ole Miss rush, and this year I am writing some words of advice for girls goi...more

On Women’s Equality Day, We Celebrate Those Who Lead

It's Women's Equality Day! Find out what Rita Henley Jensen and Gloria Feldt are doing in New York to celebrate....more

Quick! What’s Happening August 26, Really?

If you said “Women’s Equality Day,” you’d be right.And if you said it’s the 95th anniversary of the date in 1920 when women’s right to vote officially entered the U.S. Constitution, you’d be spot on....more

It's Black Breastfeeding Week -- and Yes, We Need It

World Black Breastfeeding Week begins on August 25, 2015 and I am already hearing the negative, disapproving buzz in the lactation community. I will never understand why anyone—especially lactation consultants—disapproves of World Black Breastfeeding Week. As International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, we have an ethical responsibility to support all cultures, and this includes African-American women....more

Fathers Are the Other Half of the MotherHood

"The problem with you women," the senior partner at my law firm said, "is that you say you want to be treated just like men.  But you don't, really.  You want something different." Image Credit: David Bleasdale via Flickr...more

Amazing Women in the Yucatan!

Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the Mantas were elusive, but the group of women on the expedition made the trip more than worthwhile. (There were absolutely wonderful men on the trip…but Wednesday is for women! Sorry, guys.)...more

Since When Did Having Breasts Signify Equality?

Whenever women do something in significant numbers, the media immediately becomes memorized as they try to understand this “new mystery” of womanhood they have conjured up. ...more