I live in a different world than many, in that I don't believe in doom and gloom, I believe in hope and that things are getting better. You can look at upheavels in all areas as creating anew. Change is the mode of life, it's a given.
They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they actually are. Take note of five enterprising women who generate a powerful ripple effect and emerge as some of the finest agents of change this fall.
It's an exciting time to be a woman. A time to share freely our gifts with those we love and the world at large, a time to delight and radiate our natural beauty, a time to love with the fullness of our hearts while staying deeply connected to the core of who-we-really-are.
The key to Grimes' victory over a 30-year incumbent might be her hard and consistent attacks on McConnell's record on women's issues.
The possibilities of shaping one's character are limitless and only bound by the borders we set for ourselves -- so why is it that girls are marginalized, discriminated against, and still not valued the same as boys?
I recently crossed over into my 30s. The lead-up to the day was a slurry of thoughts and feelings about this huge milestone, marked by bursts of self-reflection and a quick skip down that list of classic questions about "where I am" in my life. I thought it prudent to try to gather this slurry into a collection of lessons best learned over the last three decades.
The struggle for women's rights to engage in sports and attend sporting events has commanded increased attention due to recent events.
This year the theme of the International Day of the Girl Child (#DayoftheGirl, #IDG, #EducateGirls, #EmpowerWomen) is empowering adolescent girls. Every year, nearly 10 million girls succumb to child marriage, and are given away as brides before the age of 18, with no say in the matter.
We need to find it in our hearts to cross cultural and gendered lines to address the literal and metaphorical diseases plaguing us at home. And if we haven't yet found it our hearts, maybe we can find it in our pockets.
by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Newlyweds Brad and Angelina, George and Amal aside, I have some questions: What do we think abou...
Wherever we are, all of us have a role to play. First and foremost, we must reject all violent acts. But beyond this, there's nothing stopping us from modeling the kind of nonviolent, gender-equal society we want to live in.
Today, pink is the new green. Companies want to demonstrate they are credibly modern and gender equal. More than hiring women, they want to show they are retaining them through a modern workplace culture that supports the true work/life balance. Enter gender certification.
Ensuring women have access to basic health care, particularly sexual and reproductive health care, have rarely been met in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the best of pre-Ebola circumstances, and are now even more critically important.
I think back on that day my mother stared into the abyss, as though she could still see the stitches that cinched her chest, I thank God that she was a praying woman.
I detest religious extremism, but what I detest equally is funding this plague and pretending the billions in weapons we give to Islamic fundamentalists isn't the primary reason that ISIS and other terrorist groups exist.
Emma Watson is right that men need to join the fight for gender equality. But if HeForShe is to make waves, it needs to move beyond a Twitter trend to a concerted shift in social norms. So let's talk about what HeForShe should look like in practice.