Posts Tagged Bad-Ass Women

The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong

 Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search for justice through traditional organizing as well through the arts.

Filmmaker, community advocate, and activist ManSee Kong uses her craft to document the stories and lives in Chinatown, New York and beyond. From documentaries exposing the rampant gentrification in Chinatown to fictionalized accounts of everyday mother-daughter life, ManSee’s work aspires to “document and tell stories that inspire social change.” Her project ...

 Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his ...

The Feministing Five: Emily Letts

As we covered earlier last week, Emily Letts and her three minutes and 18 second video are empowering women by providing truthful and direct information about her abortion. Her video shares her story about how she implemented her reproductive freedom to make the choice that was best for her. Similar to other projects like Advocates for Youth 1 in 3 Campaign, Emily’s video helps to fill in the silence and the stigma about abortion with its upbeat honesty.

After watching the video, it came as no surprise to me that Emily works as a patient advocate at an abortion clinic in New Jersey: I was struck by ...

As we covered earlier last week, Emily Letts and her three minutes and 18 second video are empowering women by providing truthful and direct information about her abortion. Her video ...

The Feministing Five: Gloria Malone

To put it simply, Gloria Malone is a rockstar.

Since 2011 she has used her blog Teen Mom NYC to build an online community to help empower peer pregnant and parenting teens across the country. Throughout Gloria’s writing, whether it’s a quick post about resources for parenting teen or an op-ed in The New York Times, her dedication to her community and her commitment to achieve greater justice for young parents powerfully resounds.

Gloria advocates for the importance of supporting, not shaming pregnant and parenting teens, as well as the necessity for comprehensive sexual education in all schools, birth choice, and reproductive justice. Just a few months ago, she ...

To put it simply, Gloria Malone is a rockstar.

Since 2011 she has used her blog Teen Mom NYC to build an online community to help empower peer pregnant and parenting ...

The Feministing Five : Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas

To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we spoke with Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas, founder of the Alipato Project, based in Oakland California. Bolstered by a small staff and volunteers, the Alipato Project seeks to offer an alternative form of justice for domestic violence survivors by connecting them with lawyers who help bring civil suits against their perpetrators.

One pause before we listen to Tia talk about her work (and among other things radical childrens’ books). The brilliance behind the Alipato Project and Tia’s method lies in the slight but important difference between civil and criminal cases.

Unlike criminal cases which generally seek to land the perpetrator in some incarceration but often have additional consequences for communities, particularly communities of ...

To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we spoke with Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas, founder of the Alipato Project, based in Oakland California. Bolstered by a small staff and volunteers, the Alipato Project seeks to ...

The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to facilitate workshops for Boston-area middle schoolers, as I learned more about courage, honesty, and relationships than I did in perhaps any other classroom, either as a student or an instructor. Speaking out in middle school remains, I think, one of the most intimidating things one can ever do.

So you can imagine my great excitement when I sat down with Lilly and Juliet Bond — activists, community leaders, and a ...

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important ...

Quote of the Day: “Being who you are can take practice”

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo — an excerpt from her new memoir — about her “big, long process” of coming out and growing into her own identity.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo — an excerpt from her new memoir — about her “big, long process” ...

The new Anita Hill documentary and speaking in public as a woman

Perhaps what was so deeply gratifying about watching then outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s testimony before both the Senate and House Foreign Relations committees in January 2013, was her confident and authoritative voice as she fielded questions of asinine scrutiny over the Obama Administration’s response to the attacks in Benghazi in September of 2012. I watched her testimony live and marveled at her matter-of-fact tone, her command of the issues, budgetary constrictions, and policy, her unflappability, her righteous anger responding to a committee of men who respected yet condescended to her. My Twitter feed seemed to embrace #bawse Hillary too, and Zerlina was inspired to create this handy piece for posterity.

I thought about this moment as I ...

Perhaps what was so deeply gratifying about watching then outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s testimony before both the Senate and House Foreign Relations committees in January 2013, was her confident and authoritative voice as she ...

Teen superhero chases down flasher for two miles

Real-life girl superhero 16-year-old Jodie Schofield was walking home from school in Manchester, England the other day, when a middle-aged creep exposed himself to her. Enraged — particularly by the fact that the flasher was laughing about it — she took off after him.

Real-life girl superhero 16-year-old Jodie Schofield was walking home from school in Manchester, England the other day, when a middle-aged creep exposed himself to her. Enraged — particularly by the fact that the flasher was laughing about it ...

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