Heinous Billboard Reminds Us of Missing Voices

Last weekend, my friend told me that her 15-year-old student is pregnant. My friend works at a low-performing Philadelphia high school in a poverty-ridden, predominantly African American and Latino community. This particular student had been accepted into some of the most competitive high schools in the city, but remained in her neighborhood school in deference […]

Injecting F-Words Into Music with Kate Nash

A proud feminist who views her music as an art form that can change young people’s lives, British singer/songwriter Kate Nash prides herself on redefining sexy. “Real sexiness is about confidence, intelligence, mystery, art and passion,” she recently wrote for The Independent. Nash, who toured with the Lilith Fair this summer, is best-known in the […]

I Could Kiss Kate Nash

According to an article in last month’s Guardian UK, Nash, a proud feminist, wanted My Best Friend Is You to deal directly with female empowerment. One of her extreme irritations is the way young girls in contemporary society are expected to be exceedingly sexy, a standard that she believes has intensified since she was a girl.