Handle Your Finances
In my job I work with families who are going through divorce and its accompanying set of emotional and financial upheavals. Something that I see too often is that my male clients tend to have a better understanding of their finances than my female clients. I think this disparity lessens with each subsequent generation, but it still exists and it’s an unnecessary disadvantage for women. It...
You know that gap between the top buttons on your... →
She’s addressing the issue.
My Girl on the Friday Workday Slump
Me: Pk, before you leave
Me: I need a pump up. I am tired and have this cough
Me: I just need to get to 5:00
Me: Can you give me something?
Pk: Oh yes I can
Pk: Ok. The reason Fridays are so hard, is b/c you are so close to your destiny
Pk: You have worked really hard to realize what it is that makes you tick and what it is that you need
Pk: each friday is even CLOSER to that goal. it's like you could lean out and kiss it
Pk: there is an exhaustion w/ that
Pk: but the truth is, with each passing hour, you are teetering further on the edge of glory. and pretty soon it is gonna be this sublime free fall
Pk: those are the words i have. but if you know waht's good for you - you'll queue up the flo song for your lunch break
Me: you're the fucking best
Pk: remember the edge of glory
Pk: hang on to the precipice
Pk: feel the way the wind feels from up there
Pk: it's impt too
Pk: i'm gonna light candles and think about you
Because Our Pregnant Women Kick Ass →
This is over two years old, but I just found it in a hard copy of New York Magazine’s 2008 edition of “Reasons to Love New York.” These pictures are so great and the title is perfect and so New York. I don’t think the short write-up really describes why it’s so kickass to be a pregnant woman in New York, but the pictures just say it all for me:
Here’s the thing about being a girlie girl. I think there was a generation...– Zooey Deschanel via NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Women Photographing Men →
Never thought about it. Interesting perspective. Something about the power structure between the photographer and the photographed.
Cool WSJ report about business women promoting one another, mainly via social media. The story notes that these women are mixing business and friendship, which can go awry, but that when done well it’s powerful. Get it, girls. hey, hellogiggles
9/11 and Cake →
I’ve been in food/blog-love with smittenkitchen.com author Deb Perelman for years. She takes beautiful pictures of the food she makes. She also sneaks in shots of her adorable toddler, Jacob. She writes simply and honestly about her food. She’s awesome. This 9/11 red wine cake post is Deb’s genuine and touching story of her 9/11 feelings, her career path, and how she made her...
The Pinup of Williamsburg: Zooey →
Obviously Zooey Deschanel is fabulous (though, see page 3 about women who disagree). This article is double fabulous because it’s so well-written (see, i.e., “Deschanel has a laugh like a rapid reverse hiccup.”) and so full of Zooey. Jada Yuan has also forced me to consider getting cable to watch “New Girl.” “She, more than most of her indie-actress peers,...
These women are wow. Phyllis Rodriguez’s son was killed in the 9/11 attacks. Aicha el-Wafi’s son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of helping to organize the 9/11 attacks and his whereabouts are unknown right now. The women met and have become friends. They have bonded over the loss of their sons. Phyllis says of Aicha, “her suffering is equal to mine.” Friendships often...
Interview with web designer and professor Laurie... →
On women being underrepresented in web design, Chicago, and inspiration. The interview is brief, but I like it for highlighting another career area to which girls are not traditionally steered but could definitely shine in. Laurie’s final words: Please share some parting wisdom with us. Trust yourself. via fuckyeahfeminists
High Profile Besties Make Film Together →
So cool that BFFs Tatiana von Furstenberg (Diane’s daughter) and Francesca Gregorini (Ringo Starr’s stepdaughter) wrote and directed their first film together. The film, “Tanner Hall,” reflects on their own adolescent experiences in boarding school, and their friendship. I can imagine that such a project would test even the strongest friendship. In this interview they talk...
This past weekend I went to the beautiful wedding of my beautiful friend, Shannon. Shannon and her new husband Thomas announced at the wedding that they had combined their former last names into a new hybrid name that they would both take. The hybrid name has side effects as far as lineage and vital records and more, but what it speaks to is an equality of power between husband and...
Personal Style →
I like everything you’re saying in this article, Scott Schuman. “I’m sure (no, I know) many young editors or stylists, trying to make a name for themselves, feel the potential pressure to always wear designer labels to prove they “fit in” with the fashion crowd. Thats why when I see someone like Kristen , looking great in Zara, I feel doubly inspired because she not only looks so...
First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor...– Tina Fey, praying about her daughter
Joan Halifax has worked with the dying in Hospice centers, remote impoverished areas of the world, and with death row prisoners. She speaks here on compassion. Some of my favorite points that she makes: 1. The best compassion cannot be attached to outcome. Have compassion for a person or a problem because there is a rough spot, not to secure a certain result from giving compassion. 2. The...
Wendy Wasserstein →
There seems to have been so much sadness in Wendy’s life. She had a tough mother, an early struggle to be a funny female playwright in the 60s and 70s, body-image pain, difficult childbirth, a tragically young death to illness; and all seemingly kept to herself. Alongside this sadness, it seems that Wendy brought joy to viewers of her work as well as her colleagues, and maybe the rest of...
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or...– Etty Hillesum