Yes Please

Amy Poehler has to be one of the coolest women I know. Although I don't actually know her, I feel like I do after reading Yes Please a compilation of all of her "ideas, stories and questions about the stuff of life, big and small, funny and sad." It's not quite a memoir, not quite an autobiography, but... Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month & American History

As I've mentioned, you can't explore America's history without discovering the vital roles women played.. So with the help of this Hello Giggles piece, I urge you to go learn about eight influential indigenous American women. Here's just a few: Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich helped past America's first anti-discrimination law in 1945 Susan La Flesche Picotte... Continue Reading →

Walk Through Walls

In continuing with this month's theme of honoring strong women both past and present, I recently read Walk Through Walls, Marina Abramovic's memoir that was released late last year. Coincidentally it was also just last year that I was first exposed to Abramovic and her performance artwork through her documentary The Artist is Present. I... Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month

March is Women's History month! "The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history." In light... Continue Reading →

Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen is a new release from Chronicle Books that looks like such a great book with equal parts humor, history and gorgeous illustrations. Who are these so-called bad girls? Of the one hundred women featured, some of which include Ada Lovelace, Sojourner Truth, Annie Oakley, Catherine the Great and... Continue Reading →

The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane von Furstenburg’s memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be reveals her life in two parts: The Woman I Am, and The Business of Fashion. Each chapter (Roots, Love, Beauty, The American Dream, The Comeback Kid, and The New Era) offers insight into her past including her darkest times, her most successful times, and all that... Continue Reading →

Coming of Age in Mississippi

I was recently captivated by Anne Moody’s autobiography Coming of Age in Mississippi. This book is perfect for those of us that love to read about American history, and have particular interest in learning more about the Civil Rights Movement; or just those of us that love to read autobiographies and memoirs. Moody was born... Continue Reading →

“Male Tech Colleagues”…

These are just a few of the remarks that Cate Burlington has had directed at her, and you can see the whole list including her reactions here. “Most girls aren’t into this kind of stuff.” “Let me know when you want to do that so I can help you. No offense, but you just don’t know... Continue Reading →

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