We women are finding new and creative ways to attain professional success on our own terms This could be in direct response to a work climate that historically hasn’t done well to respond to the strengths and needs of women in the workplace. Rather than accept the status quo, some women are finding ways to break barriers and shatter ceilings from within. Others are braving their own paths, and some still, have found a way to do a combination of the two.
It was Isabel Allende who once said, "Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul." These words, so simple, yet so eloquent, feel reimagined in our interview with our featured woman. It is so clear hearing her story that writing and its process has become as commonplace, natural, to her as taking a drink of water…In reading her story, you will learn about more than just the life of a writer. You will learn how to live from a new perspective entirely.
I’m driving to a restaurant by myself. I’m wearing makeup and my hair is washed, blow dried and brushed. I’m meeting with someone for an interview, so in some ways, this could be considered a work outing. But, as a new mother to an eight-month-old little boy, really, it’s just what the doctor ordered. Or, should I say, what the midwife ordered? This treat is made possible by none other than my own midwife, who I’m featuring this week for our second issue: Work Like A Woman.
Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to #ThankATeacher for their impact, which, as many of us can attest, doesn’t always have to do with academics. Maybe you had a teacher like this. Someone who was more of a mentor, or a pseudo-parent, cheerleader, coach, and friend all in one. A support system during a difficult time, or the person who steered you in the right direction when you went off course. It’s also likely that this very important teacher in your life was a woman.
I’ve been feeling a lot of love your partner vibes this week. As my emotions fluctuate, one pressing fear has surfaced and that is the possibility that the relationship my husband and I have, and have had since we’ve been together the past seven years, will change for the worse after becoming parents. Research affirms this fear, which makes it hard to ignore.
A symptom of this stage in my pregnancy is a craving of sustenance all…the...time. Before you expect me to list off the foods I’ve been demanding at all hours of the day, I am referring to things that are less about calories and taste buds, and more about information and education. Think pieces, stories, podcasts, and research are all fascinating me. I want more.
On January 21, 2017, I was one of the approximate three million people in the country, estimated five million worldwide, who participated in the Women’s March...All around me, as protesters marched, a new energy generated. Within me, I felt an immense pride which was only heightened by the secret I was carrying. I was nine weeks pregnant with my first child.