7 Women of Color Who Are Killing It In STEM

By Jamara Wakefield Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are projected to increase at more than double the rate of the entire U.S. labor force, according to a recent STEMconnector report. These  seven women of color are helping to bridge the gender gap in the STEM field and are having fun along the way. 1. Oyama Matomela…

#BookReview: “My Heart and Other Black Holes”

By Marissa Eller “You’re like a gray sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” Jasmine Warga’s debut young adult novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, perfectly depicts the highs and lows of depression. Through beautifully painful metaphors and blindingly real characters, Warga shows the world that mental illness takes over every…

Why is Gabby Douglas Being Criticized?

By Niraja Surendran By now, you’ve probably heard of the “Final Five” – the group of five gymnasts that has not only represented Team USA at the Rio Olympics but also dominated artistic gymnastics. The group consists of 22-year-old team captain Aly Raisman, 20-year-old Gabby Douglas, 19-year-old Simone Biles, 19-year-old Madison Kocian, and 16-year-old Laurie…

Top 9 Best Inspiring, Interesting, and Invigorating Reads

By Sheereen Charles Reading is one of my favorite pastimes – inspiring books can make you think, laugh, cry, contemplate life, and appreciate what you have, all at the same time. No matter your age, race, or background, a great book can really move you. Here are nine inspirational books for everyday women written by everyday…

Why Hillary Clinton Should Be Our Next President

By Niraja Surendran More than just a politician, Hillary Clinton is a loving mother, daughter, wife, and grandparent. After serving as the Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, Clinton was chosen as the Democratic nominee for President in this year’s election. Clinton’s nomination for the presidency is a huge step for feminists in the…

“Huh? What’s Business Casual?” : Your Guide to Dressing for Success

By Nicole Artime WHAT IS BUSINESS CASUAL? BUSINESS FORMAL? AM I UNDERDRESSED? OVERDRESSED? We’ve all asked ourselves these questions at least once. Today I’m here to help you with all of your business attire troubles. I’ve used my Polyvore account to put together some visuals. Let’s start with Business Casual. BUSINESS CASUAL  So you just got…

Denied Entrance into Six Flags… For Wearing a T-shirt

By Niraja Surendran When 22-year-old Bina Ramesh went to celebrate her birthday a few weeks ago at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, she was asked to change her clothes by a security guard who felt that her attire was inappropriate and incompliant with the family-friendly standards set forth by the company. Ramesh was…

10 Feminist Lyrics That Will Make You Feel Powerful

By Marissa Eller Music is more than just a pretty melody with a nice rhythm – it’s a vehicle for empowering and motivating listeners. Here are a few of the most powerful lyrics from feminist songs, made to motivate you to fight for gender equality. 10: “Salute” by Little Mix ~ Ladies all across the…