Who’s Your Daddy?

In order to dismantle patriarchy, and still nurture the vital human force of masculinity, we have to understand our draw and repulsion to Daddy: the nurturer, the dominator, the destroyer, the lover. I had the tools to do that.

Views from the Frontlines of a Historic Candidacy and a Feminist Uprising

After the 2016 election, I wanted to put down my camera and cry forever—but if Hillary was not going to give up, how could I? Our second chapter was just beginning, and I wanted to be there to document it. 

Three Ways Young Feminists Can Find and Foster Their Own Girl Power

Girl power does not have to just be a saying. For girls everywhere, it can be a way of life.

‘Tis the Season to Be Notorious: The Feminist RBG Holiday Gift Guide

There’s no truth without Ruth—and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t spend the season spreading her spirit of feminist righteousness! 

Thelma, Louise and #MeToo

I’m fed up with the Midwestern grin-and-bear-it notion of strength I was raised on, stoicism tempered with niceness. On the plane, the ending of Thelma & Louise made the 40-something me cry because I have driven off too many cliffs in this lifetime already.

Why I Say #MeToo

If I was no longer a victim of my uncle, what would that give me? Ultimately, I found the answer: It made me the strong woman I am today.

Feminism, Aging and Discovering Senior Space

Media, books and the world at-large told me in my mid-sixties that I hadn’t really changed at all, that “sixty was the new forty.” I believed them, and I was shocked by my growing sense of confusion and disorientation.

Healing from Hate: How the KKK Took My Health Away

When I was five years old, he joined the Ku Klux Klan; eventually, he became the North Carolina faction’s Grand Dragon. Although I now live in peace, much physical healing from the hate he espoused still lies ahead for me.

Are You Ready for the Feminine Revolution?

It’s true: I have always been enthusiastic and had more obvious feelings than others in a room. That’s why I loved reading “The Feminine Revolution” by Catherine Connors and Amy Stanton, which encouraged women like me to reframe old standards that have claimed that “traditional” feminine traits are weak or bad.

(More) Notes to Their Younger Selves: Five Pieces of Advice for Young Feminists from Women of Color

“We don’t have to subscribe to people who want us to make ourselves smaller. We need to liberate ourselves to live boldly in our fullness.”

Error, no Ad ID set! Check your syntax!