My life last week in five songs

When I heard we’d be blogging about our life in music, I was really excited. Then when I actually sat down to write the post, I realized two things: I can’t remember what I did last week. My life is pretty much the same every day. To take care of the first part, I sat…

My Week in Song

So, this week has been all over the place really. Highs and lows, lots of stress, lots of frustration, and also lots of missing my hometown, Long Beach, CA. Most of my frustration was aimed at comments on classism that weren’t well thought out and were coming from really privileged upper-mid class people, this is…

Remember that You’re Lucky

With graduation on the horizon I write to all who are soon to embark on the journey to the real world which feels weird partially because of the delayed spring weather but more so weird considering that career and 9-5 schedule thing. Here’s what I think about that. We are so lucky as women to…

The Baby Veronica Case and why it frustrates me

Last week on Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that has received widespread media attention. This case, nicknamed The Baby Veronica Case but formally Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, surrounds adoption of Indian children and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). ICWA is a law that was enacted in 1978…

My Lunch Date with Sarah Palin

So I’ll admit that I was super torn when trying to figure out who I viewed as “the most influential woman”, there are SO MANY! I went through the list of my personal favorite influential women: Ellen Degeneres, bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and so on and so forth. I could not pick. So, instead, I…

Lunch With Lena

In a heavenly dream sequence I would have lunch with Lena Dunham. I hope this isn’t the type of question that begs ‘who would I have to lunch’ because my messy kitchen is not suitable for such wonderful conversation. Perhaps one day, when I have the kitchen of a lead in a Nancy Meyer’s film-…

Meeting Leymah Gbowee: This Writer’s Wish

I’m not sure where I would take one of the most awe-inspiring social workers of our time, Leymah Gbowee, for lunch. As a relatively new social worker interested in both children’s/women’s issues and international (particularly African) affairs, I would be astounded to even get the opportunity to see her, let alone eat lunch and have…

Best/Worst Dressed: Why does it MATTER?

It’s a tradition as old as the Oscars themselves: the best/worst dressed lists. And this, folks, is a tradition which I despise. Especially amongst the current debate that 2013 Academy Award host Seth MacFarlane was too sexist in his joke deliveries. Why are we, as women and feminists, so publicly ok with the defamation of…