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…

Kusama Universe

Many of us didn’t know what to expect when Yayoi Kusama‘s exhibits started popping up in museums all over the country in 2016, catching the attention of the art world and non-museum goers alike.  Thanks to the impact of social media, the unusually interactive works of art gained popularity quickly. Surreal would be too simple…

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.…

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…

Women in Green: Spotlight on Mahwash Rehman

Today I’d like to recognize my friend Mahwash Rehman, an advocate for women’s equality and a very talented photographer. Mahwash took the time to talk to me about her thesis project on the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team.  On her artist’s statement page, where you can view a slideshow of her photographs, she explains the significance of…

“A promise is a promise.”

From Ban Ki Moon’s statements at the International Women’s Day event at UN headquarters: “Look around at the women you are with. Think of those you cherish in your families and your communities. And understand that there is a statistical likelihood that many of them have suffered violence in their lifetime.” “This year on International…

The Stealth War on VAWA

The Violence Against Women Act will be put up for a vote once again tomorrow, after Congress failed to reauthorize it last year for the first time since 1994. House Republicans are now allowing for the Senate version to be put up for a vote, rather than pushing for the House bill , which left…