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“It’s Not You…It’s Me.” Why Mr. Potential Is Not Mr. Right.

“It’s Not You…It’s Me.” Why Mr. Potential Is Not Mr. Right.

By Elena Murzello Two years ago, I gathered countless lessons from friends, family, and even strangers for The Love List. He was one of those strangers, and I had the best date with him that summer. He was busy completing his MBA, travelling the world, and an all-around good guy. […]

August 28, 2014 ×
Instagram Account Giving Women A Reason To Embrace Their Stretch Marks

Instagram Account Giving Women A Reason To Embrace Their Stretch Marks

Despite what most magazines who focus on beauty and the body say, if you have stretch marks anywhere on your body, you are normal. We see images on TV, in advertising and in the media touting creams, lotions and expensive procedures telling women (and men) to “get rid of those […]

August 27, 2014 ×
One Woman’s Awesome Take On The Barbie BS We’ve Grown Used To

One Woman’s Awesome Take On The Barbie BS We’ve Grown Used To

We all know Barbie is not the best role model for girls, and manufacturer Mattel is starting to see that. Thanks to a plethora of information widely available on the internet and conversations that are being had in communities and families about unhealthy body image portrayals, it’s pretty clear that […]

August 27, 2014 ×
Helen Mirren Says As Women Progress In Real Life, So Do Women In Hollywood

Helen Mirren Says As Women Progress In Real Life, So Do Women In Hollywood

Helen Mirren is a true renaissance woman. At her age she should technically be relegated by Hollywood to only playing the boring roles for women reserved for them once actresses get past a certain age. But this fearless, talented, 69 year-old has proved she can play badass roles (‘Red’ and […]

August 27, 2014 ×
John Oliver Explains The Wage Gap For Those Unconvinced Or Confused About It

John Oliver Explains The Wage Gap For Those Unconvinced Or Confused About It

We dunno about you, but not only are we sick of the wage gap, but we are also sick of people trying to convince others it does not exist. Official stats from the White House and the Department of Labor state that women make 77c out of every $1 a […]

August 26, 2014 ×
Michele Roberts Appointed As The NBA’s New History-Making Union Leader

Michele Roberts Appointed As The NBA’s New History-Making Union Leader

It’s been a pretty awesome month for the National Basketball Association. First came the announcement of Becky Hammon being the first paid female coach during a regular season, and now the NBA’s Players Association have announced their new leader, lawyer Michele Roberts. She officially becomes the first female union representative […]

August 26, 2014 ×
Indian National Congress Lobbying For Women’s Empowerment In Finance & Politics

Indian National Congress Lobbying For Women’s Empowerment In Finance & Politics

While he didn’t win the recent Indian election for Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi isn’t taking defeat as an excuse to lay low. In fact he is choosing to continue to use his influence to empower women. Rahul Gandhi is the Vice President of the Indian National Congress part, and is […]

August 26, 2014 ×
Women Who Are Championing Body Positivity With Their Own Initiatives

Women Who Are Championing Body Positivity With Their Own Initiatives

We live in a culture and time when media, social networking and the internet rules supreme. We have instant access to everything we want at our fingertips, which also means an increased presence of advertising on everything we see. Advertising is relentless, because it is what fuels the media industry […]

August 25, 2014 ×
How Sheryl Sandberg Plans To Increase The Presence Of Women At Facebook

How Sheryl Sandberg Plans To Increase The Presence Of Women At Facebook

We saw reports from Google and Facebook back in July about the state (or lack thereof) of diversity at the two tech giants. Both companies stated they were severely lacking in female employees, and the majority of their staff were made up of Caucasian and Asian males. However, more recently, […]

August 25, 2014 ×
Landmark Move: Britain Opens Its First FGM Clinic For Girls

Landmark Move: Britain Opens Its First FGM Clinic For Girls

Here’s some healthcare news we can actually get excited about! Britain has announced it will open its very first FGM clinic, dedicated to helping girls who have undergone female genital mutilation, sometimes referred to as “female circumcision”. Make no mistake about it, there is nothing good about this practice, and […]

August 25, 2014 ×
WEEKLY WRAP UP: How I Turned An Eating Disorder Into My Inspiration

WEEKLY WRAP UP: How I Turned An Eating Disorder Into My Inspiration

Eating disorders are the biggest killer out of all mental illnesses. That is a scary fact. And if you are aware of how common depression and anxiety are, then it will enable you to realize (if you weren’t already aware) that eating disorders are even more of an epidemic. The […]

August 23, 2014 ×
Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Wants Us To Question All Beauty Standards

Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Wants Us To Question All Beauty Standards

28 year-old Crystal Renn is a pioneer plus size model. She has been in the game since she was 14, and was one of the three plus size models (along with Robyn Lawley and Candice Huffine) to be the first curvy women ever featured on a Vogue Italia cover. But […]

August 22, 2014 ×