This is Just the Beginning

The air was warm, the sun beaming down, and as I looked to the sky, I knew my sisters and brothers across the globe were dancing with me. There are few moments in time when words escape me; when I can’t quite encapsulate how something made me feel. But the events of February 14, 2013 […]

Tomorrow, We Rise!

For months, I have been waiting with cautious elation, and dance-ready feet, for the opportunity to rise, dance, sing, and move in solidarity with our sisters around the world. The 15-year anniversary of Eve Ensler’s movement, V-Day, will be celebrated with an event you have likely heard of: One Billion Rising. What is its message? To […]

We Are One

“It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It’s free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It’s contagious and it spreads quickly. It’s of the body. It’s transcendent.” – Eve Ensler on V-Day’s campaign, One Billion Rising As most of you likely know, I moved […]

There When We Need a Voice

I trekked out to Bethesda last night for some dinner at Vapiano’s, an inexpensive but delicious Italian restaurant, and was quickly informed, upon glancing the ominous line of black limos and SUVs, that Vice President Joe Biden was inside. I have to admit, I love me some Biden. His sometimes abrasive, often loud-mouthed ways may […]

From the Shadows: A Teen Dating Violence Tragedy

I’ve been reflecting recently on how much I learn from and rely on the Internet. It never ceases to amaze me that a seemingly pressing question of the moment can be answered in seconds. “Googling” might be my favorite hobby. But like all good things, it has its downsides, too. Under Estimated: Teen Dating Violence […]

Engaging Men in Gender Equality

It is an all-too-common misconception that activists in the women’s movement are, quite simply, angry, man-hating feminists. In the first place, this is an inaccurate portrayal of the women I know who fight for women’s rights, both domestically and globally. Sure, we get angry – but that is not the only motivating emotion. Indeed, it […]

Afghan Women’s Shelters At Risk

A draft resolution of the Afghan government threatens the safety and rights of women seeking refuge in the country’s shelters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this month. The main provision would allow the government to take control of Women’s Protection Centers, nearly all of which are currently operated by non-governmental organizations or the United Nations. While […]