Category Archives: Boss Ladies

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 […]

March 14

2 MONTHS PREGNANT, SHE AGREED TO ADOPT 5 CHILDREN SHE HAD NEVER MET

  There is much to be said about someone who helps someone else. There is more to be said of someone who helps someone else for an extended amount of time. There is much much more to be said of someone who helps five other people and not for a moment, but for a lifetime. […]

March 06

Meet Livia Ledbetter, our 2017 Renaissance Woman Scholar!

We are proud to welcome #bosslady Livia Ledbetter into the Renaissance Woman fold! Livia is a sophomore sociology major at the University of Florida and the recipient of our 2017 scholarship. While we received some excellent applications, Livia’s stood out to us for a variety of reasons–not least among them her thoughtfulness and sensitivity to women’s issues. […]

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 12

Valentines Cards To Put the “Pow” in Girl Power

It’s that weird limbo time of year again, when the holidays are over but we haven’t quite ascended into summer. Enter: Valentine’s Day. You may loathe or love it, but we think you deserve a day to celebrate What’s Good. Besides, what’s more awesomely feminist than reclaiming February 14th and making it your own? So whether […]

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.

February 02

WHO SAID THAT MODELS DON’T EAT?

Aiste Miseviciute has quite the resume. She left her native Lithuania when she was just 18 years old to pursue modeling, and went on to work with such international powerhouses as Vogue and Givenchy. Aiste later moved on to study finance in Paris.  However, she has made an interesting transition into a new career (or […]