Honoring Change Agent Mothers

When I opened an email from my friend Patrick with two photos of his adoptive daughter Norma attached, I caught my breath. The first was a photo of her at three months old in a Shanghai hospital awaiting surgery to remove a spina bifida induced sac on the back of her neck a third the […]

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Why Is the Math Gender Gap So Much Worse in the US Than in Other Countries?

Could it be the boy crisis? A new international study released last week shows that during the past 100 years, the first in which girls have been educated en masse, girls have out-performed boys academically. I’m not going to write here about what that may mean in terms of what grades are rewarding or about how that […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gender Unit: Supporting the Warriors within Organizations to Unleash Cultures of Equality

[caption id="attachment_20915" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Collaboratory Planning Meeting– Gender at Play! — at India Habitat Centre.[/caption] I doubt that any young girl or boy stares dreamily into space thinking, “When I grow up, I want to be a gender advisor!” The idea that advising, advocating for and guiding organizations to become more gender equitable could be […]

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The Making of an Independent Music Video: The Great Equalizer of Film

[caption id="attachment_20907" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: Perry Julien[/caption] We did it. My team and I officially made a music video this week – in my home town, Atlanta, Georgia, in a beautiful cinema with a haunting past. And oh, how I loved it, and oh, how I saw the tables turning regarding gender bias. I […]

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Support Healing Space for Survivors of Rape and Abuse: Give to the Monument Quilt Tour

The public reaction to survivors of rape and abuse publicly disclosing their experiences is often messy and problematic.  From high school students to news anchors, the American public struggles with how to support survivors of sexual violence. We live in a country where it is safer to commit an act of rape that to publicly […]

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Help Us Celebrate the Women Who Made Our Lives Better

If we honor older women for their lifetime achievements, will anyone come? That was the question we asked 10 years ago, when we started the Foremother awards.  Our awards were definitely different from anyone else’s.  First of all, you had to be a woman over 70, and the older the better!  Not your typical award […]

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5 Ways Social Media Have Changed Today’s Woman

These days, most people with even occasional access to a computer have participated on social media sites. Social media have infiltrated all aspects of our personal and professional lives, creating a world that is markedly different from the one we inhabited even a decade ago. Women have certainly been affected; including these ways social media […]

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The Cycle of Giving and Taking – Feminism as a Cycle

[caption id="attachment_20860" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit, Photographer Shervin Lainez,[/caption] The Cycle of Giving and Taking – Feminism as a Cycle There’s strength in numbers. As a songwriter planning a release for my album, I’m in a position I’ve never been in before – The position to ask for help. Whether I’m cold-calling a music manager, […]

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This Is My Rally Cry: Because in New Brunswick, ‘liberty’ is only yours if you lack a uterus. (#NBProchoice)

 It takes a special kind of person to work at an Abortion Clinic. You need to possess just the right combination of kindness and compassion, combined with courage, determination, and a whole lot of humility. Not something you can put on a resume, and I highly doubt it’s something you can learn from an overpriced […]

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Finding our ways out of the ‘black box’

In graduate school, I began to be fascinated by the ‘black box’ of organizations, the peculiar ways through which organizations digest gender equality laws and policies and put out something that looks quite different from what one might expect. Connecting these two worlds – how organizations worked and whether or not women could access opportunity […]

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