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 17

“I WAS RAPED, AND NOW I AM PREGNANT”

  Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on Linda Michalak’s Facebook page and is republished here with permission. By Linda Michalak I think it’s time I tell this story. It’s not an easy story for me to tell but hopefully, it will give some people an understanding of where I am in life, […]

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 […]

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.

March 19

Before & After

Before and after weight loss pictures have always irked me. And for multiple reasons.