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Thinking of the 200+ Nigerian Girls on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, millions of families will be celebrating their mothers and I will not be exempt from it. As mothers are lauded on this day for all that they do selflessly, every hour of every day, I think of the 200+ Nigerian girls who are still missing. Since hearing of their kidnapping about two weeks ago, I have followed their story via Twitter and various publications. My initial reaction was... read more

Fashion Project Provides Shelter & Jobs for the Homeless

The fashion industry has been known to showcase designers’ works on runways worn by models, but in the case of one designer, her work is not just a fashion statement, it’s saving lives. For Veronika Scott, she never imagined that sitting in a product design class would change her world and worldview. When Scott was asked to “design something that’s actually needed”, she... read more

Safety of Women Riding Mass Transit

Do you consider yourself safe when you ride mass transit? A recent article indicates how women’s safety in public transit may have more to do with financial access than the the hour a person waits for a ride home. The article states that women who have easy access to finances are more inclined to take cabs late at night, while women who have less access are limited with their options. The limitations... read more

“Women Should” Ad Creates Conversation

What happens when an advertisement does more than promote a product or service? In the case of “Women Should” ad by Ogilvy & Mather, it created quite a stir. The ad in question was a campaign used by UN Women to illustrate how sexism is global as a result of searching key words on Google. What has been disturbing are the phrases that surface when one types “women should” or... read more

The “Thigh Gap” Effect on Body Image

Body image has been a point of contention for so many girls and women, and a new trend exacerbate this: thigh gap. It’s bad enough that so many young girls have body image issues, but to add the idea of “Thigh Gap” just adds fuel to the fire. “Thigh gap” is the idea of having a space between the thighs so they’re not touching while you’re standing. This issue... read more

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