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For years, it’s been a stigma that girls who say ‘like’, ‘I mean’, ‘um’, and other fillers are dumb. They don’t know how to speak! As a ‘liker’ myself, I’ve always been a bit self-conscious of the way I speak. It’s usually one of the first things that people notice about you – and it hurts to have people assign you to the category of “dumb girl” after a couple of sentences. ... Read More
Standing in line to see Alexz Johnson perform was an event 10 years in the making. Former star of the Disney’s So Weird, and Instant Star (which was on the Degrassi-Channel), Alexz Johnson has been singing on and off television for a long time, when she’s not casually getting murdered, of course. Now, if you didn’t watch any of these shows, and you have absolutely no clue who I’m talking about, that’s okay. None of her past work ... Read More
Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin have CONFIRMED that they are dating! The 22-year-old rapper and the 18-year-old model (daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger) were first introduced at this past New York Fashion Week and have been together ever since. But, Haze seems to think that media has a problem with interracial lesbian couples.Haze, who is performing at Glastonbury with Kanye West this weekend, has been challenging Hip-Hop’s misogyny by simply ... Read More
Radio journalist Esther Honig sent her picture to Photoshop experts in 27 different countries for a project she calls Before & After. Keeping the fact that beauty standards are illuminated by Photoshop here in the U.S., she wanted to “examine how these standards vary across cultures on a global level.” The results (down below) are fascinating. While the results are largely based on the perception of the person doing the Photoshop, that perception ... Read More
Super-Mom/action figure designer duo Julie Kerwin and Dawn Nadeau saw a problem: the hyper-sexualized asses, the enormous breasts, and the impossibly tiny waists of female action figures.  “There are female action figures,” Nadeau explains, “but they’re designed for the adult male collector population,” explains Nadeau.  Children’s toys should celebrate more than just a woman’s body!  (Particularly if by ... Read More
800 four-year colleges and universities are “test-optional” meaning that submitting SAT or ACT tests as part of the application is not a requirement. However, students applying to more selective schools will almost always submit, and these schools will almost always look at the scores to influence their admissions decision. Last week, Hampshire College in Amherst, MA announced that it will now implement a “test-blind” policy. It will no ... Read More
The Supreme Court has unanimously struck down the 35-foot buffer zones that surround abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The reasoning behind the decision has to do with anti-abortion protesters’ First Amendment right to free speech.   The 35-foot zones have been in effect since 2007, allowing those entering Planned Parenthood protection from protestors waiting outside. Protestors see it much differently, as one of their main complaints regarding the ... Read More
Sara Landas & Holli Rae spent a year driving across America in a repurposed school bus. They traveled 10,000 miles, crossed 30 state lines, and interviewed over 100 empowered women committed to creating change in the world around them.  They filmed the interviews and plan to release them in 2015 as a feature-length documentary called The Goddess Project, a chronicle of the amazing women they met on the journey. The film will tell a story of empowerment; ... Read More
Let’s face it: we’re all a little stressed out. Or a lot stressed out. Take your pick. But no matter how you’re feeling, Aura Cacia wants you to feel better. Aura Cacia sells eco- and animal-friendly products designed to benefit your mind, body, and spirit. The company also works to give back, donating 1% of their organic product sales go to supporting the farmers and their communities. Their 1% Fund also recently founded a preschool in ... Read More
If you are still looking for something to do TONIGHT, be sure to check out the UNCIVIL UNION: A benefit concert for The Ally Coalition, New Alternatives, and Broadway Impact featuring Broad City, W. Kamau Bell , Nikki Glaser, Michael Che , Eliot Glazer, Carrie Keagan, Jillette Johnson, Mates of State, Wakey!Wakey!, Cameron Esposito , DJ $mall Change, and surprise guests to be announced! The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are still on sale for $35. Making ... Read More