My Favorite Women – February

I said it before and I’ll say it again, 2018 is the year of the woman. We will fight for equal representation, we will elect more female leaders, and we will better ourselves at uplifting one another!

Each month I’m highlighting a handful of women that are doing some really cool things. Check out some of these incredible women who did some incredible things this past month and

Happy International Women’s Day! 

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1. Amanda Taub

Former human rights lawyer, Amanda Taub has quickly become one of my favorite journalists. Covering all kinds of human interests stories, Taub’s writing is both insightful and engaging – sharing the good news that is feminism!  You can read one of her recent articles and one of my favorites here, all about women experts.

 

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2. Larkayla Mosley 

A dear friend and artist, Larkayla continues to inspire and challenge cultural norms through her art. She’s on my list of favorite women for February because she did something I think we’re all afraid to do. She took a risk and put herself out there (professionally speaking) and is now able to create art for a group of people she herself greatly admires. A refreshing and inspiring reminder that we all need to take risks.

 

 

3. Julie Greenwald

Talk about a boss! Julie Greenwald is currently the Co-Chariman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic Records. Basically, she’s on the of the most powerful women in the music industry. Not only that, but she was also one of many female executives that came together to write a letter in opposition of Grammy Chief Neil Portnow’s comment, claiming women need to “step it up”. Read all about it. 

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4. Caitlin Stout

One of the most well-read people her age, Caitlin is someone whose passion is contagious. She’s doing incredible things for the #FaithfullyLGBTQ+ community and not apologizing for it. She has strong beliefs and a lot of love. Honestly, what more is there? This past month, she’s helped spearhead a movement across Spring Arbor University’s campus meant to make others safer and honestly more Christ-like. You can read more about her perspective on her blog!

There’s a number of things you can do to celebrate the women in your life today and there’s a number of things you can do to celebrate them every day. Here’s a few:

“Read women. Cite Women. Credit Women. Teach women. Publish women. Present women. Acknowledge women. Award women. Amplify women. Hire women. Support women. Promote women. Hear women. Believe women. Follow women. Pay women. Pay women. Pay women.” – Shailja Patel

My Favorite Women – January

2018 is the year of the woman. I have no doubt.

What does that mean? – That means that this year women strive individually and as collectively as we can to continue progress towards gender equality in our respective countries, cities, workplaces, homes, etc.

So for every month of 2018, I’ll be highlighting women who are doing some cool things! Check out my list from January.

“If that was assault, then…”

“If what Aziz Ansari did was assault, then every woman I know has been assaulted.”

Now we’re getting it.

The #MeToo movement inspired an incredible amount of women to come forward with their stories of rape, assault, and harassment. Some of these attacks women spoke about were vicious and intentionally cruel. Others shared how men in positions of power took advantage of them. And others were a little fuzzy. They sounded a little too familiar to so many women and men, poking holes in what so many people believe to be consent.

Aziz Ansari is a perfect example.