There were lots of movers & shakers, activists, entrepreneurs, bosses and girlfriends in New Orleans. The new African-American female mayors of Atlanta and Charlotte North Carolina were front & center on stage at the Essence festival. Those and many other experiences continue to reverberate long after the event!
As I looked at my Twitter feed, I noticed the landscape was changing or maybe I hadn’t been looking in the right places. Many of the women, especially young women, expressed themselves and their ideas in new and different ways. If it were not for social media, their timely impactful words would not be so easily accessible.
I like reading about new ideas and ways of looking at life. Finding humor in some of what is happening today helps relieve some of my dismay about what’s going on. Just listening to the news daily is depressing. You don’t have to be a psychologist to figure that out. Although as Dr. Nobles replies to my shock with, “And why are you surprised?” I know he’s right. Although things look bad, I still have hope!
Who & Where:
CRWN – A magazine that is simply a work of art and beauty!
Bitch Magazine – @Bitchmedia – It is defined as “A feminist response to pop culture”. (I was a little put off by the title, but decided to check it out and girl it was worth a second look!) It’s not for the faint-hearted!
@Crunkprofessor – Twitter – Here we have unadulterated speech and thought.
mynameisjessamyn – Instagram & stitcherpremium.com/Jessamyn She is letting us all know yoga is for everyone!
Rants & Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi – News and comedy podcast about society and pop culture.
There are many others out there. I simply checked my twitter feed for what’s trending and found a wealth of great work!
Check out the recent newsstands and see the bad women gracing the covers of Marie Claire, Vogue, InStyle, Porter, Elle, British Elle, Glamour, & The Sunday Times... Yep, and they’ve got plenty to say. Let me know what you think.
“Given the same honor & dignity as men, women can build a much better and more harmonious world.” Abhijit Naskar