What if your daughter was born with Down Syndrome? →
My favorite Mom blogger on the webz, and her most beautiful entry.
New Generation, New RomCom, New Leading Ladies →
Not a blanket endorsement, and I haven’t seen the movie (yet), but I like what they’re trying to do with making Mila Kunis’ character more capable and independent while fun. “There’s also the difference in the film’s depiction of women: unlike the classic romantic woman in distress character or 90s-perfected “funny because she’s fumbling”...
Girls in Science, Holla!! →
Young women took the top prizes in each of three age categories at the Google Science Fair this year. “As a budding inventor and scientist, Shree Bose, in second grade, tried to make blue spinach. In fourth grade she built a remote-controlled garbage can. In eighth grade she invented a railroad tie made out of recycled plastic and granite dust, an achievement that got her to the top 30 in...
Sheryl (my girl) Sandberg gives three great pieces of advice on how women can become a greater presence in the corporate world. If you’re not interested in that goal, her advice also applies to being a happier woman, I believe.
My dreams have never been kept within reason.– E. B. White (via theparisreview)
A Woman's Place →
I’m not into articles that compare the sexes to conclude that women are better than men because they’ve done something great. I’m also not into the idea of women proving that they can do anything a man can do for the sake of making that point (“imitators of male behavior” - see quote to the left). A sticky issue, and I think this article (like Sheryl) does...
4 Easy Beauty Tips To Make You Feel Like a Queen →
This post, but really this whole website.
Kim's Blog →
Kim is a friend who I knew for a too-short time. She died this April after a really unfair and brave fight against breast cancer. Kim’s life was much shorter than any life should be, but she lived it HUGE and left a lot of inspiration here for the rest of us. Her blog gives honest and piercing insight into what it feels like to live on the edge of death and, I think, how to do it right.
SCAR - Visit this site. →
“The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.”
Arianna Huffington on Snow Flower, on Female... →
“Supportive women friends have been critical — both in my professional and my personal life. Indeed, I’ve often talked of the need to build “fearlessness tribes,” surrounding ourselves with women who will always be in our corner, always there for us, whether we succeed or fail. Your tribe is there to give you honest feedback, to support you when the going gets tough,...
Interview with Sloane Crosley: author, badass →
Eric Spitznagel: We should start with the question that every young author gets asked at least once in his or her career. You have very shiny hair. How do you keep your hair so shiny? Sloane Crosley: By eating the skins of people who post negative Amazon reviews, mostly.
She-Perk: Nail Polish →
These articles talk about how women want bright nail polish to emulate celebrities, why nail polish is a cheap-o form of luxury in a rough economy, problems with the nail salon labor force, and allergies to the chemicals in polish. Ok, ok. Good to know. Let us not forget, however, how very bold and fabulous it feels to give your hands 30 minutes of delicate attention and to wave around shiny,...