Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This past weekend I gave my first TEDx talk.
A few weeks ago I was sending TED talks to my Business professor when she suggested that I join their team for the TEDx Chester River weekend. I joined the group just 1 week ago and when asked who would give the presentation, I jumped at the chance! We are hoping to write up a paper on our ideas and have it published. This was such an amazing experience and I'm so excited to post about it.
Lord & Taylor was having an ah-mazing sale the other week, and I found this perfect black shift for work, interviews, life.
We heard from Mary Daley Yerrick, the Co-Founder of Vital Voices, married couple, writer Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr of Idiot's Books, Robbie Blinkoff the Cultural Anthropologist, and Washington College professor, Kaitlin Thomas. The speakers at TEDx Chester River were so inspiring and thoughtful. I can't wait to see the videos when they are published!
Have you ever been to a TEDx talk?
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I'm so excited to finally announce that I'm working with the Smart Girls Group on their exec staff as their Bookings Director. It is such a LOVELY sisterhood and an amazing magazine that brings some of the best women together to learn and grow. We had our first meeting tonight over Google Hangout and it's amazing knowing that I'm connecting with women in NYC, Austin, and Paris to collaborate on this wonderful mission: to empower the next generation of super star women who make the world a better place.
In addition to my #SmartGirl project, I've taken on communications and strategy work for a Congressional Campaign, and political research for a Women's Magazine called Vitamin W.
I was worried that I was taking on too much, and then I saw this on Pinterest, and now I'm not so worried. I'm doing things that I love & I'm so excited to be a part of them!
What new challenges and projects have you guys been taking on lately?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
An amazing married musical duo that radiate so much love and genuine creativity.
I saw these two perform in Washington DC recently and I haven't been able to stop listening to them since. You know how you have that group that you listen to everyday while you tinker along with your daily routine; these two are that group for me.
Another amazing married musical folk duo I've been very interested in lately is Barnaby Bright. Their sound is so pure and just plain lovely. Have a listen!
TED + Barnaby Bright? Yes please.
What's everyone listening to lately!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Loving so many articles this week on the web. Thought I'd share a few.
PS Can't wait to reveal a few new projects that are in the works.
I'll give you a hint: SGG.
Kaitlin + myself exploring Hamlet's castle in Denmark.
This article was really wonderful to read and reminisce about my travels in Europe. If you've had the luxury to travel alone, I commend you and encourage to do it as often as you can. With graduation approaching, this article makes me want nothing more than to pick up everything and backpack around Europe for the rest of the summer. There is still so much I have yet to see and I'm itching and eager to just go.
I'd like to think of myself as pretty 'up to date' with current events, however I was so inspired by a classmate today when she told us in Feminist Playwright class (right? it's an ah-mazing class) that she gets her news global. She diligently checks the daily news from networks and publications of that country, not specifically American sources of international news. I think that is amazing and I'm really interested in doing that for myself.
This youtube called, "I Am A Ukrainian" shows the devastating turmoil in the Ukraine. It is absolutely heartbreaking but I'm so glad this video is going viral. This conversation needs to happen.
Here is another great article about the revolts occurring in Kiev right now.
I literally just received my $3 copy of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in the mail 2 days ago. It was today in 1963 that the leading lady published this status quo shattering read. A few weeks ago in Women and Politics (another ah-mazing class) we spent some time on second wave feminism and I fell madly in love with the movement. I was always aware of its implications, but watching clips of protests and hearing from women of that time was really moving for me. I can't wait to catch up on actual school work so I can get started.
Any thoughts on Ukraine? Or The Feminine Mystique?
Let's start chatting!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen, my thesis is complete. It is turned in and awaiting a final score. Lots of love, passion and hope went into the making of this thesis project.
My research question and title changed about 5 times during the creation and writing process but it ended up being:
Partisan Media and A Polarized America: A Study of Twenty-Four Hour News Networks and Their Lack of Policy Discussion Surrounding The Supreme Court Ruling of The Affordable Care Act.
A huge thank you to all of my family and friends that sent over edits and words of encouragement!! It wouldn't be done today if it weren't for you!
In the spirit of completing a huge goal, I am feeling such good vibes for the months left of school to follow! I'm SO anxious to get started doing the things that I love, incorporating exercise into my daily routine, waking up early, applying for jobs, finishing small creative projects, and jumping into big ones.
In order to keep the inspiration flowing, I had to pass on this beautiful interview from Marie TV that I found through The Daily Muse. As I'm currently filling up my Google Calendar with times to yoga, knit, and paint, it's important to remember Goal Setting.
"Knowing your core desire feeling is really about you becoming an intentional creator of your life." - Danielle LaPorte
I would love your feedback on this video? Did you guys feel the same inspiration that I did? Danielle LaPorte is a spiritual goddess and I feel like a new woman after watching this. Has anyone read The Desire Map? One of my favorite pieces of advice was towards the end when she discussed a common occurrence among women: the questioning thought of, "Do I deserve these desires? Am I good enough to have dreams this big?" The answer is MOST DEFINITELY YES!! Shine on ladies and let your dreams grow big :)!
Good vibes to you, wonderful readers!
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