Megyn Kelly: A Role Model for Women on Both Sides of the Aisle

By Laura Nunez “Who gives a damn what label we use, as long as we are living a life that supports other women” – Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly – Fox news anchor and author of Settle for More – has transformed from prototype Fox darling to unexpected champion of female empowerment. Although she may not…

The University of Texas at San Antonio is Starting a New Class on Beyoncé???

By Raquel Geylman Every college girls’ dream came true when the University of Texas at San Antonio announced that they’re starting a class based on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Professor Kinitra D. Brooks named the course “Black Women, Beyoncé, and Popular Culture”. The course will explore black feminist ideals presented in Lemonade as well as the influence…

Why Project GirlSpire Loves Shonda Rhimes

By Raquel Geylman Shonda Rhimes has become a name known in almost every home around the world. Rhimes, who’s the creator of Greys Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal, is one of the most famous TV show creators the industry has ever seen. Besides being a badass TV creator, she has also recently…

Society’s Perpetuation of Shame

By Sang Kromah I’ve always been a little odd without even trying. I’m a first generation American, but my full name is very un-American, and according to onlookers, I’ve never looked very American either. Throw in the fact that in elementary school, I liked wearing African clothes and loved talking about my diverse heritage, and…

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…

What Jennifer Aniston Taught Us About Body Shaming

By Niraja Surendran Jennifer Aniston is a well-known and respected actress, notably known for appearing in the television sitcom Friends. The lovable 47-year-old has now also put a foot forward for feminism, posting a piece on the Huffington Post titled “For The Record”, which powerfully addresses heavy topics, including body shaming and motherhood. In her…

We Women Are All In This Together, So Let’s #LeanInTogether

By Niraja Surendran By now, you’ve probably heard of LeanIn.Org, a nonprofit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower women and encourage them to achieve their goals. Though the organization is mainly for women by women, men are also encouraged to join the movement to help empower women as supportive fathers, husbands, brothers,…

Equal Pay For Equal Play

By Chloe Tai In an interview with New York Times, Carli Lloyd, 2015 FIFA women’s player of the year, explained, “It had everything to do with what’s right and what’s fair, and with upholding a fundamental American concept: equal pay for equal play.  Even if you are female.”  On March 31, 2016, five women from…

Emma Watson is Redefining Feminism With Her ‘HeForShe’ Campaign

By Divya Vemulapalli Many influential, powerful female figures such as Meryl Streep, Lady, and Beyoncé have publicly diassociated themselves with the word ‘feminist’, instead opting for ‘humanist’. Marion Cotillard told Porter magazine that “We need to fight for women’s rights but I don’t want to separate women from men… Sometimes in the word feminism there’s…

How Demi Lovato Overcame Her Struggle with Confidence

By Sheereen Charles The road from Disney star to global singing sensation has not been easy for Demi Lovato, but she has stayed strong despite her many setbacks. The singer, songwriter, and actress made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, she skyrocketed to fame in the popular Disney Channel…

Actress Sophia Bush is Empowering Women Globally

By Sheereen Charles So who watched One Tree Hill when it was still running? I know I did! (If you haven’t experienced the magnificence of One Tree Hill yet, don’t worry – it’s on Netflix.) An inspiring young woman, Brooke Davis, played by Sophia Bush, was always one of my favorite characters. With nine years…