I am happy to find myself part of the Friday Night Specials creative artistry feature of the Helen* literary magazine blog. I am so grateful to the editors who found a place for the excerpt of my longer work “No Comment.” The full work did not fit with their upcoming print issue’s theme, but they still wanted to share the story with their audience....more
Happy Women’s History Month, Darlings! This month we celebrate the inspiring lives and achievements of badass women everywhere, from those who have left their marks on the ledger to those who are still etching theirs. In the ongoing march of time, their legacies of courage, initiative, intelligence, willpower and all around badassery will not be forgotten. Here are a few of Literally, Darling’s favorite women of history....more
The world first met Barbie, Mattel’s flirty fashionista, in March 1959. Today, every little girl’s best plastic friend shows no signs of retiring. Her supernatural ability to adapt to each generation and pick up brown or Latina girlfriends has spawned many imitators. Still, she reigns. So much has changed for women since Barbie's birth. Why does her model persist?...more
Editor's Note: Every single one of Cenobyte's posts for U.S. Women's History Month, about women who have inspired her from Dorothea Dix to Grace Jones to Madeleine L'Engle, is a fantastic and deep read. I encourage you to read the series, and get inspired to write about women who have inspired you, too!—Julie
"Don't worry about me. I'll always come out on top."
Once a week I want to take time to highlight a non-profit organization that is doing amazing work in the community, whether it's locally-based or spans the globe. This space will also serve as an opportunity to keep up-to-date with news from these organizations so that I/we can stay engaged and informed....more
Each day seems to feature yet another story about another woman weighing in on that always touchy subject: How do women succeed at work without sacrificing too much of their personal lives? And how do women define success anyway?Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer—she’s the one who caused the storm with her decision to end Yahoo’s policy allowing employees to work from home—touched on another third-rail in this debate, and that’s whether she even accepts the term “feminist.”...more
I am woman, hear me roar…and all that jazz.Throughout March we celebrate the contributions, trials and accomplishments of American women for Women’s History Month and March 8 we broaden the scope to include women of other countries....more
n my book, Independence Ring: Rock the Female Revolution, I summarize wise teachings I gleaned from a Buddhist teacher many years ago. Women are innately more powerful than men, he said, because of their ability to conduct life force and transmute energy more rapidly. Threatened by the power of women, men over the past millennia have tried to suppress that power in every way, to the point t...more
It’s tempting to cast the role of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as one of struggles and battles because of their sex, rather than as one of contributions because of their minds. But for Women’s History Month this past March, and for this Diversity in Science Carnival #14, our focus has been the role of women in the enterprise of STEM.