2018, A Poem By: Briana Carlesimo My worth is not dependent On the boobs across my chest. You cannot base my money On my kitten heels and dress. You cannot interrupt me Just because you have a thought. I know this might sound crazy, But my silence can’t be bought. I do not march for exercise As per your last request. And when my kid … Continue reading 2018
Today is the International Day of the Girl according to the UN. Girls across the world are consistently held back for various reasons, and this day is to celebrate all of them and to create goals to help better their lives. While I was in college, I got very involved with an organization called She’s the First, which helps raise money for girls in other countries to … Continue reading To the Girl with Big Dreams
Here’s the thing: I believe that Donald Trump truly does only talk like that with other men. And I believe that many, many men in this country also talk like that (whether you admit it or not) when not in the direct presence of women (hence his “locker room” mentality). The problem here, though, is not that he talks like this – I actually don’t … Continue reading I Don’t Blame Donald Trump for His Comments
From the beginning, women have fought an uphill battle for equality and rights in this country. And, even today, the peak of the mountain still seems very distant. When we turn around, though, to look at the earth below us, we can see just how far we’ve really come. From Seneca Falls in 1848, where women gathered for the first time to truly discuss their … Continue reading Happy Women’s Equality Day!
Well, if you haven’t already heard, both Ted Cruz and John Kasich have suspended their Republican party presidential campaigns. This now leaves Donald Trump as the only Republican nominee for the ballot in November. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend a Donald Trump rally in Michigan. I went partially because I was curious about the hype and partially (as I remember telling … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Walkout Song
I remember when I was little, I went to the D.I.A. with my mom, aunt, cousin, and grandma to see the special exhibit on Edgar Degas. I walked out of there with a poster of one of the pieces that would stay hung in my room for years and years. From that moment, he became one of my favorite artists because of the way he … Continue reading Edgar Degas and a Modern Ballerina
I saw this video trending on Facebook, and it really opened up an interesting point/conversation. I’ve never really had an issue with women breastfeeding in public, but then again, I’m a woman. It seems like a lot of the people making a fuss in this video are men, but videos that try to make a point tend to frame it in a certain way. Regardless, … Continue reading Is Breastfeeding in Public Unacceptable?