Beti Power: Spotlight on Aashka Piprottar

Social media, or Instagram, in particular has been the space to be for anyone starting to connect, share, or begin their new venture.  One new account is creating a new type of cultural conversation. When soon to be finance graduate Aashka Piprottar noticed the importance of financial literacy and the lack of financial literacy in…

Unnatural Disasters

In the midst of the overwhelming societal and economic changes the world has undergone during pandemic times, one consequence is causing a somewhat invisible backwards force. The Atlantic argues that pandemics affect men and women differently-that of all of the consequences of this new way of life, the economic effect will hit women the hardest.…

bell hooks

Current obsession: bell hooks

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/watch-this-amazing-conversation-between-bell-hooks-and-melissa-harris-perry bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry’s thoughts on media representation of black women is one of the most interesting aspects of the segment to me, as well as hooks’ observations about Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings (at approximately 37:00) but the entire interview is a must-watch. On Beasts of the Southern Wild: “No, the abuse…

Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee-Powerhouse of the 21st Century

Why Leymah Gbowee, women’s rights activist and peace builder does what she does: “[When people ask me] ‘what is your drive?’ I say anger. Anger and pain propels me into action; results and joy keeps me running.” On adopting a former sex worker: “You know how those old ladies always say ‘Jesus will give you…