I Want to See a World Free of Violence Against Women and Girls

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…...more
Absolutely powerful, my dear. I may not know you personally, but know that I am proud to know ...more

I’m Muslim, But There's No Way My Husband Will Have a Second Wife

A lot of westerners have an image of a Muslim man as some rolley polley guy in a white maxi with a red scarf on his head married to several burqa-clad women who slave over him all day long. ...more

A Thank-You Note From Lisa Stone #ObamaTownHall

Hi everyone: I've been trying to figure out how to adequately thank and celebrate this community for the extraordinary support you offered #ObamaTownHall. Here is my attempt: For 11 years, I have known how articulate and personally courageous you all are. And now I think it's fair to say the world does, too. ...more
Zakary right back at you lady. It's a pleasure to represent this diverse community -- and to see ...more

I Want to See a World Free of Violence Against Women and Girls

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…...more
Absolutely powerful, my dear. I may not know you personally, but know that I am proud to know ...more

I’m Muslim, But There's No Way My Husband Will Have a Second Wife

A lot of westerners have an image of a Muslim man as some rolley polley guy in a white maxi with a red scarf on his head married to several burqa-clad women who slave over him all day long. ...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

What Billie and Phyllis Sang About

Community is important. So are loved ones, compatible partners, and jobs or careers to feel appreciated for beyond what you can do for them. For black women, all this is much more important....more

A Thank-You Note From Lisa Stone #ObamaTownHall

Hi everyone: I've been trying to figure out how to adequately thank and celebrate this community for the extraordinary support you offered #ObamaTownHall. Here is my attempt: For 11 years, I have known how articulate and personally courageous you all are. And now I think it's fair to say the world does, too. ...more
Zakary right back at you lady. It's a pleasure to represent this diverse community -- and to see ...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

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

Hillary 2.0: I've Evolved as a Voter, Has She Evolved as a Candidate?

In preparation for the inevitable Hillary Clinton announcement, I began to peruse my archives—both written and mental— to remind myself of the hardcore Clintonite I once was. I was the girl who cried during the 2008 Democratic Convention when Hillary finally decided to concede the nomination to then Senator Obama....more
Well said. I, too, have evolved as a voter. Like you, I backed Hillary instead of our ...more

Why Holocaust Remembrance Day Matters

Holocaust Remembrance Day begins at sundown. It’s a day to remember and reflect upon the fact that 6 million Jews were persecuted, tortured, and killed some 70 years ago....more