Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

Awakenings: Realizing Your Inner Activist at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term – Day 4

So I recently shared with all of you my amazing day hobnobbing with feminists in NYC at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term.  On our fourth day, we had lunch with the fab feminist activist Shelby Knox. For those who don’t know, the documentary The Education of Shelby Knox follows Knox as a young teen and her … Continue reading

Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

Do What You Love: Career Development at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term – Day 3

How many of us can say we work at our dream job?  Who actually does what they love?  Last time in my feminist escapades in NYC at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term, I told you about our “Media Day.”  For our third day, “Professional Development Day,” we discussed our future careers. In the morning, we met … Continue reading

Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

Her Girl Friday: Media Panel with Jodi Kantor, Ariel Levy & Latoya Peterson at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term – Day 2

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve shared with you all my feminist escapades in NYC participating in Soapbox Feminist Winter Term.  Blame it on the bullshit anti-choice legislation, wine drinking and the Oscars.  But I want you to get a sense of what this life-changing week encompassed.  So let’s pick up where we left … Continue reading

Books / Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

Fit to Print: Bust Magazine, The Feminist Press & Feminism in Media at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term – Day 2

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m obsessed with the media.  Films, TV, books, pop culture…I devour it all.  As an aspiring writer, I love to read (I feel uneasy if I don’t have a book in my purse at all times) and network with other writers.  So I was thrilled for my second day … Continue reading

Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

Let’s Talk About Sex: Tackling the Taboo Topic of Sex & Sex Workers at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term – Day 1

Yay it’s Sunday…so let’s talk about sex!  Okay not the best segue, but I do want to talk about it but not in the conventional way we’re used to discussing the topic.  As I shared with you all last week, I participated in Soapbox Feminist Winter Term in NYC.  With each day categorized by a … Continue reading

Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

This is What a Feminist Looks Like: Discussing Our Journey to Feminism at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term – Day 1

As I previously posted, I spent last week in NYC. I told you all briefly what I’d be doing so you wouldn’t think I had run away.  Well now I’m ready to debrief and discuss the details of Soapbox Feminist Winter Term 2011, a week-long workshop run by activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.  Each … Continue reading

Soapbox Feminist Winter Term / Women and Gender

Getting on Their Soapbox: At NYC Workshop, Young Feminists Changing the World

So I wanted to let you all know where I am this week.  If you follow me on Twitter (and all of you should damnit!!) then you know I’m in my FAVE city in the world…yep NYC at Soapbox Feminist Winter Term, a weeklong workshop hosted by the feminist goddesses Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.  … Continue reading