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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 Mother’s Day MaryAlice

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"Making a film about strong female role models, I think a lot about the influences I have had growing up, and how lucky I am to be my mother’s daughter. My mom, MaryAlice, is not a regular mom. Sure, she is a mama-bear-nurturing-powerhouse. But she is also a strong individual who doesn’t care about what other people think- we are all living in her world." Read the full article at FeministWednesday.com >...

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How to Sell Your Soul: An Artists Guide to Self-Promotion

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Over the past two years I have learned a lot about getting out of your own way to showcase and promote your work. Check out all my tips for finding your authentic sales voice in my new article for Feminist Wednesday. "When you open yourself up to following your dreams and claiming your story, you give others permission to do the same. And that’s all good art should be right? Allow other people to feel and be emotionally affected by it. Use your story to own your art." Read the full article at FeministWednesday.com > ...

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My Body, My Shame, My Voice: Rape and letting go of guilt

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This month I made the decision to come clean about the shame and guilt I felt about the rape I experience in college. I called my mom and told her about the secret I had been hiding for eight years. And through that pain I feel strength. This is my story. "It’s time to stop being silent, and time to let myself heal. What happened to me never was or is my fault. And everyday that I shed light and love on this situation I give myself permission to move on. I am not alone, and...

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How to CRUSH Your Kickstarter Campaign

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In the summer of 2014 I raised $100K on Kickstarter. Without a team, without a publicist, without any press experience- I doubled my crowdfunding goal. Learn how I made it happen! Online outreach is great but it’s also important to go to events and meet people in person to spread the word about your project. A beautiful email is fabulous but when someone can see your passion and drive face to face it opens a lot of doors. Read the full article at FeministWednesday.com >...

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Why I’m Creating “Dream, Girl”

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Dream, Girl was born out of a feminist blog and a 9 to 5 that left me creatively drained. Check out this article to learn how I got the spark to change my life. "But something magical happened during that year of blogging: I got to be in charge again, creatively and mentally. I got to plan my schedule when things would come out, how it would look, plans for innovation and grow. And I met other like minded women and female run start ups. All of a sudden not only was I not alone, I...

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Celebrating 1 Year of the Dream, Girl Kickstarter

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I can't believe it's been 1 year since we launched the Dream, Girl kickstarter. Check out how it felt that Friday afternoon to hit our goal. "There aren’t really any words I can write that can truly express my thankfulness to our backers for this opportunity. There isn’t any anecdote or quote that sums up the loyalty, support, and power of having a group of fearless women and men throw down on a dream I have had my whole life. But there is one thing I can do, and that’s make a great freaking film." Read the...

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Mental Health & Dealing with Depression

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In this article I open up about my depression and how the first step towards healing was talking about it. "I was lonely, exhausted, and unhappy. I would spend hours staring out my bedroom window waiting for some kind of change in my life. I couldn’t imagine ever being happy again. But sometimes I would close my eyes and picture myself in a month, or a year, or five years and I would feel a little better." Read the full article at FeministWednesday.com > ...

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Women Supporting Women: Ode to Koko

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The first couple of months I ran Dream, Girl as a solo entrepreneur and it was an excruciating and stressful process. Having Komal come into my life as my co-founder and fellow producer of Dream, Girl has meant everything to uplifting our story. Here is a little token of my appreciation. "My brain can’t totally process the fact that someone has dedicated almost a year of her life to a dream I had in my living room and maybe that’s ok. When she moves to New York this fall I will have lots more opportunities to...

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