Author Archives: Hannah O. Brown

May 13

Surf Report: Surf Instructor Just Wants to Make you Smile with Her Art

Betsy Harris is a competitive surfer, surf instructor and artist, whose work predominately features women surfers. We got a chance to ask Betsy a few questions about what inspires her surfing, her art and her passion for sharing both. For more about Betsy, and to see a selection of her playful art pieces, visit slideintostoke.com.

April 22

This is How You Treat Women Professionally

Here is a simple list of how you should treat women in the workplace. You’re welcome.

March 26

We are not the damsels: Self-defense training as therapy

We as women are totally and completely able to defend ourselves in the world, we just have to realize our power. I’m definitely waking up to mine.

February 26

9 months pregnant, looking back on an abortion

My unintentional pregnancy has taken me a long time to talk about it to anyone outside of my partner or dear friends. It is not an easy thing to discuss, as the topic is incredibly politicized and divisive. However I believe that we need to dig in, have these discussions and realize that many assumptions made about abortions are incorrect.

February 05

Women’s March: 9 lessons learned

We jumped on the idea of the Women’s March almost as soon as it was created. We each had our own reasons for deciding to attend, but all of us were there to show our #Nasty side.

January 01

‘Get your rest, eat your greens, smash the patriarchy’: Introducing our new editor

Anna Hamilton, a storyteller of many talents, joins the Renaissance Woman editorial team.

December 11

Everyone’s welcome: UF PhD student’s video series highlights diversity in science

“Science as a process truly benefits when different perspectives and new ideas are heard.”