Hazel Scott: Playing the Right Notes

Hazel Scott was a musical genius who also challenged injustice. Although she’s been forgotten, her talent and dedication to equality deserve to be remembered.

Goodbye to Princess Leia and Her Mom

In a heartbreaking coda to a turbulent 2016, we lost both Princess Leia and her mother. While many will remember them for the memorable movie roles they played, I’ll always think of what wonderful women they were and the unsinkable bond that they shared.

Fathering Ironman: A New Way to View Father’s Day

Tony Stark (Iron Man) had a difficult relationship with his father. Although his dad loved him, Tony never believed that he did and this negatively affected him. It could be that Howard Stark didn’t know how to be a good dad. With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time we reconsidered the fathering role so that it’s better for both dads and kids.

The Leslie Knope of It All

Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation is an amazing feminist character. Her love of government service, compassion, enthusiasm and champion of women make her a fabulous role model for all of us.

The Bloom is Off the Rose and That’s OK.

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Aging is a difficult process and it is made that much harder by our refusal to talk about it. We must accept that there are good parts about getting older and celebrate them.