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Feminist (magazine) issues

I recently did something I haven’t done in a few years… I bought a copy of Teen Vogue. It’s not that I don’t like the magazine (I follow it on every social media platform), but I thought I had outgrown it. When I saw Amandla Stenberg on the cover, though, I jumped on it.

Not only is the feature story in the February issue about Amandla, who is known for her video on cultural appropriation “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” and for playing Rue in The Hunger Games, the whole edition is about feminism. I haven’t seen another mainstream women’s or girls’ magazine do this. Ever. Correct me if I’m wrong. Continue reading Feminist (magazine) issues

Where you lead, I will always follow

In case you don’t watch Gilmore Girls… 1. Get out, and 2. This post’s title is in reference to the show’s theme song. As a die-hard Gilmore fan, I am overcome with emotion at the news that the show’s revival has been made official.

Me when I heard about the revival

In case you haven’t heard, Gilmore Girls (which ran for seven seasons from 2000-2007) is being brought back by Netflix for a four-part series set in the present day. The news was rumored a few months ago and confirmed a couple of weeks ago. I would have blogged about it sooner, but I was too busy hyperventilating over the announcement.  Continue reading Where you lead, I will always follow

Girl Up does Black (women) History Month

As a white girl from a very small town in New Hampshire, I’m hardly an expert on the history and accomplishments of black women. Nevertheless, I ended up giving a presentation on this very topic to a group of sixth and seventh grade girls on Monday.

I recently started volunteering with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation national campaign for girls. The organization, which “engages girls to take action,” has numerous chapters and clubs around the country, including one at a middle school in my city.  Continue reading Girl Up does Black (women) History Month

That one time I met Gloria Steinem

So this happened…

Gloria and Kate
Me and my new BFF. Be jealous.

This glorious encounter (pun intended, obviously) didn’t happen by chance. In fact, it required a lot of worthwhile sacrifice on my part. I drove almost two hours and crammed myself into the world’s smallest juice bar full of 75 passionate Hillary Clinton supporters. While waiting for Gloria to arrive, I spent a lot of time saying the following phrases: Continue reading That one time I met Gloria Steinem

Finding my word of the year, and myself

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably ditched your new year’s resolution by now. We all make them each year knowing full well we won’t follow through. With this in mind, I started off 2016 not with a resolution, but with a word.

I’ve been noticing that more and more people have been embracing the idea of having a word of the year – something that you’ll keep in mind and try to live your whole year by. Your actions and words should reflect the word and over time the word will begin to guide you without you even realizing it. It should become natural. Continue reading Finding my word of the year, and myself