Oprah Yes Oprah

BY intern Amber in General |

Okay, you may feel she is a little overstated at times but the fact remains true that she does more to change the lives of women than most celebrities. Yesterday, Oprah dedicated her hour-long show to discuss the oppression of women across the world and the organizations that are helping to make a difference. A few highlighted foundations are: Women for Women International: An amazing foundation that provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other ... Read More

Craziness!

BY intern Amber in General |

For me, being pregnant was both lovely and tough. My feet swelled, my face suddenly looked puffy, my body was constantly changing uncontrollably. However there was one thing I could look forward to; no periods and unprotected sex with my husband! I relished in not having to worry about condoms or birth control methods for the long 9 months that consumed my life. Enter 'Superfetation.'  An unusual rare medical condition, Superfetation is the ... Read More

Hello Gorgeous!

BY intern Amber in General |

At 6 years old I was introduced to Funny Girl, a wonderful musical about Fanny Brice featuring Barbra Streisand. Watching this dazzling woman with perfect comedic timing and a voice that could melt your heart like buttah, I was immediately hooked! Barbra Streisand is a true pioneer for women. Shocked? Well think about it; Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists ... Read More

Amazon Glory

BY intern Amber in General |

In the Ukraine, power has always rested in the hands of men. Women have been victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation. Misogyny has been a part of the Soviet culture for centuries causing many feminist movements to rise and fight their oppressors. The 'Asgarda,' a new tribe of empowered women, is developing in the Carpathian Mountains. Thirty-year-old Katerina Tamouska leads the tribe of 150 women, varying in ages. Using the tribal traditions of the ... Read More

Mama Yes!

BY intern Amber in General |

Urban World Film Festival is happening in New York City this week. I am sure there will be lots of gems to see but the most exciting premiere has to be Say My Name, a documentary by debut director Nirit Peled. Say My Name is a production of Mamamess, an urban audio-visual organization founded by Peled and Dave Hemmingway. This documentary introduces women's personal stories of balancing professional dreams with the limitations posed by urban ... Read More
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