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Empowering girls: Why you need to know more about “Miss Representation”

Quick! Who is Nikki Haley? No clue? Okay. How about  Lene Vestergaard Hau? Still no? Well, then who is Marta Vieira Da Silva? Drew a blank, right? That’s okay–you’re not alone. Probably very few people would know who any of these women are. So let’s try a different set of names. Who is Angelina Jolie? Who … Continue reading

Women in magazines and advertisements: #TheConversation continues

The day after first reading Ashley Judd’s editorial about the media hysteria over her allegedly puffy face, I was sitting in my doctor’s office, waiting for a checkup, and thumbing through the February, 2012 issue of Vogue magazine. As I flipped through the pages of Vogue, I came across this ad for CoverGirl makeup. On … Continue reading

Monday Challenge: Women! Parents of daughters! It’s time to start #TheConversation

Have you heard about #TheConversation? If not, you need to. Not only that, you should seriously consider joining in. About two weeks ago, while reading my twitter feed, I stumbled across a tweet from a fellow writer. She commented on an Ashley Judd editorial, and included the link. It turned out that Ashley Judd had … Continue reading

Which do you think are the ten most underrated, forgotten, or unseen movies of all time?

We all have them: favorite movies that nobody knows. These may be underrated or forgotten, or perhaps they are movies that nobody even knows existed to begin with. And what movies they are! Great acting, fabulous music, excellent storyline, wonderful dialogue, stirring music, incredible cinematography… Oh, if only we could convince our friends and family … Continue reading

One more Weekly WordPress Challenge photo: “Sun”

I was playing around with my photos yesterday, after I had already blogged my WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge entry, and found that I had actually caught one image with a solar flare! Unfortunately, I haven’t yet figured out how to keep the sky blue with all that glare in the background. I basically blew the … Continue reading

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