Thursday, October 21, 2010

DIY Activism Worldwide

Nicholas Kristof wrote a beautiful piece in Wednesday's New York Times—"D.I.Y. Foreign-Aid Revolution"—about women who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place, especially for other women. One woman he focused on is Lisa Shannon, author of A Thousand Sisters, who has been working tirelessly since 2005 to help improve the lives of Congolese women.

Read the story, and get inspired!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Michael Kimmel Speaks Out on the Yale Fraternity Incident

Michael Kimmel, a well-known masculinity scholar and author of the upcoming Seal Press book, FeMENism: A Guys Guide (Fall 2011) has written an editorial for the Ms. Magazine blog discussing the outcry over a group of Yale fraternity members who shouted disgusting and sexually explicit obscenities against women while marching through campus earlier this month. The students were pledges of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

We are very proud of his response. It's well worth the read, and can be viewed here.

Feministing also posted about the story, and Kimmel's piece, here.

Broad Recognition, a feminist publication written by Yale students, published a link to a petition urging Yale President Richard C. Levin to speak up and publicly denounce the actions of these students. To learn more, visit their website.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Join Us for a 'Beautiful You' Blog Tour

October is the official publication month for Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance by Rosie Molinary. Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections Beautiful You incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to regain a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical wellbeing.

To celebrate the release of this incredibly important book, we've organized a Beautiful You blog tour from October 11th to October 25th and we hope you join us on the journey:

Family Rooted in Love
kicked off the tour yesterday with an inspirational post on October 11th.

Today, October 12th, join Amaretto Girl for a review, Q&A, and giveaway!

On October 13th, head to Imperfect Spirituality for a two-part Q&A. Part one is posted, here.

Also, on the 13th, head to Marjolein's Book Blog for a Q&A and giveaway!

Head to Thighs and Offerings on the 14th for a review and Q&A. Also see an introduction to Rosie and the blog tour, here.

Dara Chadwick, author of You'd Be So Pretty If, will host the tour on the 15th.

On the 16th, Molly on the Run, will post an interview with Rosie.

The Shared Table will post an excerpt on the 17th, about stepping outside your comfort zone.

Head to I Have a Backbone on the 18th!

On the 19th, check out a review on Fiona's blog at Rachel

Melissa Hart, author of Gringa: A Contradictory Childhood, will review at Butt to Chair on the 20th.

Head to Viva La Feminista on the 21rst!

Eat Without Guilt will host the tour on the 22nd.

On the 23rd, stop by Body, Love, Wellness.

Fighting Windmills will be our Beautiful You stop on the 24th!

Our final stop on the tour with be with Fancy Pantalons, on the 25th.

We hope you enjoy the tour and look forward to hearing from you at these blogs and beyond.