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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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I Found the Future in a Brown Paper Bag

Of these four, which one doesn’t fit: rug, egg, drum, sex? I remember the question. I remember the answer. But I’ll be damned if I remember the rest of the quiz. (Memory is a strange thing. I don’t beat myself up over the loss of it.) No matter. The question surfaces as I contemplate the […]

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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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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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Sara Is Finally Free

In November 2009, I featured Sara Kruzan’s story on AmazingWomenRock.com in a post entitled “How Much Time for This Kind of Crime?” At the time, I tried to make sense of the violence of her desperate action, and the life of abuse that had driven her to it. I wrote:

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I Wanna Be a MF-in’ Monstah!

Happy feminist Halloween!

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Catherine never complained

My cousin Catherine was born with a heart defect. She began having (then-experimental) surgeries to correct it at the age of two. She had many such surgeries and spent countless days, weeks, sometimes even months in hospital. The number of times she might have died are too numerous to mention. She never complained. She amazed […]

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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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15 Empowering Things to Tell Your Kids (and Yourself)

In the summer of 2012, I was cracking up (not in a good way). I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. So I did both. Often. And intensely. Things were going seriously south. I was at my wits’ end, about to break apart. Luckily, I have enough life experience to know when it’s time […]

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