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My Story

Once Upon a Time…

I was walking home from the Barclays center with my husband, crying about how much I hated my day job. I was working 9 to 5 as an interactive designer for a company that was totally archaic, feeling brought down by the doldrums of corporate culture, and frustrated with my career I wanted more with my life. At the time I was working on Feminist Wednesday, my feminist storytelling blog. I was finding real inspiration through the blog, interviewing and sharing women’s stories. But working on it after hours and in between my job wasn’t enough. My day job was suffocating me and I had to get out.

So walking home that cold winter night I decided to take the leap, quit my job, and launch myself into the total unknown. All I knew was that I wanted to work on uplifting and sharing women’s stories full time. What I didn’t know was that after that decision my life would change forever.

About

FW_LogoFeminist Wednesday is feminist storytelling community, powered by beavers founder in the Summer of 2013.

I was inspired to start Feminist Wednesday after an afternoon of emailing empowering articles with my girlfriends over a sluggish day at my 9 to 5. Reading about all the amazing, bad ass things women are accomplishing made me feel excited and motivated to get through the long day.

We don’t often hear positive stories about women in the media, and when the word feminist is used its ugly and usually out of context. However, the feminists I know are all brilliant, strong, emotional creatures. They don’t hate men, they are highly motivated, organized, and fabulous women.

Happy B-Day Komal

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When I met Komal Minhas in Sept of 2014 (as seen in this photo) I never knew she would become my business partner. I just knew she was really smart. Every time we got on phone calls together she would level up my thinking about strategy and business and how we share and monetizing our work. She was fearless in her ambition and never hesitated to reach out to big brands or people. She also has an eloquence and grace to a cold-call email that is downright mystic. Komal is the reason our premiere was larger...

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Dream, Girl: Revolution

Dreamers, It is with a heavy heart that I am reaching out today after such a devastating election. To say it’s been an emotional past few hours would be understatement. I feel like we, as a community of feminists and game changers have been gutted. This morning I lay wrapped in my great grandmother's quilt, eyes full of tears with my cat Lucy and felt a stillness and a call I’ve heard before. A call to speak up, to share my story, to be strong when I feel uncertain. Clara Villarosa’s words ringing in my ears “Sometimes...

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Meet Our All-Female Crew

Two years ago today I was joined on set by six talented videographers, audio engineers, and lighting experts to interview over a dozen inspiring female entrepreneurs. Being on set with an all female-crew was one of the highlights of making Dream, Girl because we were all just so excited to work together- to dig into the stories of these incredible women, and support one another in the process. I remember the first time I was on set, I was overwhelmed by how seamless my crew worked together to break down and re-build our sets day to day....

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