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The Identity Crisis Gets Real: Redefining My Latina Image

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Alamo

For weeks, I blamed her for not being "Colombian enough," as if I had the credibility to determine who was or was not "enough" of their nationality. She didn't fit into the little box of Colombian stereotypes I created and it was driving me insane.

#FredinChina: Woman assault in a 3 star hotel outrages Chinese social networks

Fred Raillard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FF GROUP, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Shangh...

Can We Truly Live A No Drama Life?

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

Are you reliving the same endless hurtful memories, have your past hurts begun to make decisions for you? Now is the time for us to live in wholeness ...

How to Turn Pro: The #1 Mindset You Need to Change Your Life

Meera Kothand | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Meera Kothand

You're afraid. Afraid of being called a fraud. Afraid of being called a fake. You're not an expert. You're not the pro. You're nothing but an amateur with dreams.

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, How Do I Move Forward?

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

Changing our perception for the purpose of these barriers grant us the control needed to conquer our trials. Seeing how these challenges can work to uplift, enlighten and develop us grants us the opportunity to see ourselves with clarity.

The Art of an Online Business for Artists

Tom Ayling | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts
Tom Ayling

Being an artist, if you don't monetize what you create, you lose your focus and begin to exchange time for money. This means time away from creating in order to live.

My Voice Is My Right, Not "Your Gift"

Zoha Qamar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My brain frantically scours for the line between the patience we have grown and groomed over these days on Umrah and the right to defend one's dignity against defamation -- not to mention an additional stand against an entire gender's general reduction into one, incapable stereotype -- but my mind quickly realizes we are way past this point.

IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS You.? An Interview with Toni DeMauro, Founder of You.LLC

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.28.2016 | Women
Jessica Mindich

For my whole life I was so damn happy. Dare I say euphoric!? My natural gait may actually have been more of a skip than a stride. I am not sure wha...

Lita Albuquerque's An Elongated Now

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Several moons ago, in November of 2014, I had the unique opportunity to perform in Lita Albuquerque's live art piece, "An Elongated Now," part of the ...

Right Next Door: Alana Jane Nichols, Paralympic Five-Time Dual-Sport Medalist

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.16.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Elite athletes do the seemingly impossible all the time: make one-handed catches, drain distant three-pointers, hit game-winning home runs with two ou...

Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Noble Prize Winner Is My Heroine

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Prize winner is an indefatigable Women's Rights lawyer with an illustrious history. Extraordinary in her accomplishments, she is well known for defending and expanding the rights of Iranian Muslim women in her career.

20 Power Mums Share Their Life Hacks, Productivity Tips & Tools

Ruth Zubairu | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women
Ruth Zubairu

The Behind-The-Scenes Guide to Managing Family & Business Have you ever been to a circus? One of the circus attractions is the man juggling bal...

This Woman Has Collected 40,000 Feminine Products to Boost the Self-Esteem of Homeless Women

NationSwell | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact

Many homeless women can't afford food and housing, let alone necessary feminine items like bras and menstrual hygiene products. Yet, these products are essential not just for every woman's health but also feelings of self-worth.

The Storm Inside: Writing My Own Survival Guide to the Worst Year of My Life

Quenby Schuyler | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Quenby Schuyler

As sad as the loss and grief was to bear, it has redefined my purpose and passion for life. My precious life, and the precious little lives I created. Their mama fashioned tools from her trials and will be able to pass them down and be a shining example of survival and triumph amidst tribulation.

Jack Antonoff And Zedd Offer To Make Music With Kesha

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment

Countless celebrities and legions of fans are rallying around Kesha after a judge denied a motion to release her from her Sony contract on Friday. Mu...

Powerful African American Leader Backs Motion Picture Academy's Proposed Changes to Achieve Oscar Diversity

Faye Washington | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Faye Washington

As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.

3 Facebook Ads That Got My Customers to Hit the Buy Button and Why They Worked for Online Direct Sales Marketing

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

I have been in the clothing industry for 13 years. 7 years ago I decided to start my second clothing company on my own and from scratch.

Why Entrepreneurial Women Must Let Go of Perfectionism

Terra Christoff, Ph.D | Posted 02.16.2016 | Women
Terra Christoff, Ph.D

I used to think perfectionism was what made me successful. It wasn't until I entered my 20s when I realized I could no longer keep up with my own unrealistic expectations.

The Mean Girls Club: Does It Truly Exist Among Women?

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

The better question is, how do we break this cycle of feminine destruction among women? We begin with the embrace of our own insecurities, and the allowance of those insecurities to become our strengths.

Justin Bieber’s Feminine Beauty Pretty Much Got Him A Record Deal

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.06.2016 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber's beauty during his early teen years was apparently so potent that it helped him get a music deal, according to the record executive tha...

Turning Breast Cancer Into a Beautiful Detour: A Bold Survivor's Story

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.

Just Me and a Bunch of White Dudes

Mica McGriggs | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Mica McGriggs

I'm not angry, or even very annoyed, not shocked, or surprised (I'm used to assumption, stereotype, and micro-aggression) but I'm still disappointed. I think I'll keep flying first class (when financially able) just to shake things up.

Where is The American Gentlemen?

René Zografos | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
René Zografos

To hold a door open for someone, help another person or saying kind and nice words is quite unusual these days, especially in the dating world of Tinder and other dating apps, where to be an idiot seems to be a better idea than being a polite gentleman.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Candidly Kim | Posted 01.04.2017 | Women
Candidly Kim

So as much as I am an "animal person" I have to admit, when I see or hear a lion roaring it frightens me. And yes I said "see" because the look alone...

The Day I Asked My Feminist Wife if Our Marriage Was an Egalitarian One

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
André Corrêa d'Almeida

When I began looking back over the myriad events involving gender equality -- victories and losses -- in 2015, I wondered how our relationship measured up under Sara's own feminist ideal.