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inspiration for underdogs: the story of david and goliath revisited

    As an Aquarian, I often find myself on the leading edge of change. I’m an early adopter. I see possibilities where others don’t; I have a never-ending stream of ideas. I sometimes find it hard to understand why others don’t see what to me is as plain as day.

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What do Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US NSA whistleblower Edward Snowdon have in common?

    Something fundamentally world changing it would seem. Justin Trudeau is the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, sworn into office Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Eric Snowden is the US National Security Agency whistleblower who gained notoriety in 2013 for leaking information about the NSA and mass surveillance.

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25 WOW! Women Rocked TED Global 2014 #TEDWomen

I’ve been a TEDster for almost a decade, and have had the good fortune of attending TED Global not once but twice. Lucky me! As a feminist, I also advocate for more women on TED and TEDx stages worldwide. For the past several years before each TED and TED Global conference I’ve compiled a list […]

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once upon a bad hair day at the vatican

  Colin Lively, one of my crazy online friends  shared this story on FB: A woman was at her hairdresser’s getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded: “Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It’s crowded and dirty. You’re crazy […]

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How To Kick Ass in Two Minutes or Less

When I see this happen in real life, I’ll know we’re on the way to not needing the word “feminist” anymore:

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Feminist: A Word We Love to Hate

“I hate feminist.” Joss Whedon says to a roomful of feminists at an Equality Now‘s #MakeEqualityReality benefit dinner. And gets a laugh. Watch it and put a smile on your face.

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This is what a “fumerist” does…

Veteran comedian Kate Clinton describes herself as “a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer,” and “fumerist” (feminist humourist). She’s a lesbian. She’s also witty and funny. She celebrates her 66th birthday today (November 9, 2013).

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I Wanna Be a MF-in’ Monstah!

Happy feminist Halloween!

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I see amazing women. What do YOU see?

Here’s a short (about three-minutes) video I put together for the What I See project:

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I Had Forgotten All About Tootsie. Until Today.

I cried along with actor Dustin Hoffman in this interview on the driving force behind the movie Tootsie, and why he made it. He SO gets it.

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