Author Archives: Hannah O. Brown

August 20

Goodnight and good luck.

The Renaissance Woman was created as a way to empower women to empower each other. We have been humbled by the willingness of women from so many different places and backgrounds to share their personal accounts of times both difficult and blessed. 

July 09

5 Reason’s Why My Women’s Studies Degree Has Value

Answering the question “What’s your major?” is tiresome for many college students, but it can often be worrisome or difficult for those of us working toward select liberal arts degrees.

June 20

Farewell to a Founder, A New Era Awaits

The summer has historically been a time for big changes for The Renaissance Woman.

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.