Category Archives: Boss Ladies

May 21

Art & Pie: On making connections, storytelling, and the Professional Life of Amy Evans

 Editor’s note: Amy Evans is a tour-de-force—there’s no way around it. She built the documentary program at the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization whose mission is to document, study and celebrate the food cultures of the American South. She has been published in Saveur, The Bitter Southerner, The Local Palate, and Cornbread Nation 5: The Best of […]

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.

May 07

Why Exotic Dancers and Prostitutes Can Be Feminists

In a post-feminist world, why shouldn’t women have the freedom to choose their profession? Let’s not restrict body empowerment to club dancing or private bedrooms, and protect the rights of women to choose their profession…even if it is to titillate others.

April 30

In her words: raising a Muslim daughter in America

Editor’s note: I first met Ranna Abduljawad while on assignment for Reveal, a public radio show from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The show’s producers wanted to find out how the Muslim American community was reacting to the recent presidential election, and what they expected from the new administration. Ranna and her family were wonderful ambassadors, […]

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.

April 10

THE SCARIEST “WHAT IF” ABOUT ADOPTION

  For couples who are considering adoption, I’m sure there may be times where things feel scary, and I’m sure there are a lot of “what ifs” that you may ask yourself. “What if I don’t love the child I adopt?” or “What if the child doesn’t love me?” When I watched the video above […]

April 02

The Talk (About Sexual Harassment and Assault)

Editor’s Note: To continue with last week’s theme of self-defense and preparedness, we’re sharing the story of  Renaissance Woman reader and psychotherapist Lisa Wolcott. The summer I was 13, I was sexually assaulted in a hotel lobby. My little sister sat in the booth across from me as we colored. The hotel clerk, who’d chatted […]