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Share the Meal

Share the Meal

Share The Meal is an app from the World Food Programme that enables people to donate small amounts of money that provide meals to children in need. With a tap on your smartphone you can ‘share the meal’ with a child in need. Read more

Gov. Janet Mills

Gov Janet Mills

Gov Janet Mills signed Executive Order 1 on her second day as Governor of Maine, making 70,000 more Mainers eligible for health insurance. The former governor, Paul LePage, refused to expand Medicaid coverage even though the population of Maine voted to expand it during his tenure. Read more

Keeping Track of it All

Keeping Track of it All

We hear it all the time from our friends and see it on social media. Women are frazzled and overwhelmed by everything they are expected to do. Whether you stay home full time with your children, or work outside of the home, we know your days and nights are filled with endless tasks. The work you do to care for your families is important and valuable, but often times that work gets overlooked. Read more

So you want to talk about race reading challenge

So You Want to Talk About Race

Given the abysmal voting practice of white women in the midterm election, it was clear to me that I needed to brush up on my talking points around race. There is obviously so much work to be done.  I was frankly floored that white women voted for conservative white men at rates higher than in the 2016 Presidential election. Shocking considering the garbage pulled by the current administration. Read more

Stacey Abrams Talent Crush

Stacey Abrams

This week’s Talent Crush was a tough choice. There are over 100 women heading to Congress with a whole lot of firsts among them. We’ll profile as many as we can over the coming months, but I thought it would be great to start with a candidate whose fate is still up in the air. Read more

Getting Out the Vote

Getting Out the Vote

This past weekend, Felicia, Christine, Emilia and I joined thousands of our fellow Americans canvassing neighborhoods in an effort to get voters to the polls. Our  GOTV, or get out the vote, kicked off on Friday night with a concert in Fresno. Cake played and I have to say that after all these years, I still love them. Before the show, the crowd was greeted by Andrew Janz, the Democrat standing up to Devil Nunes in CA-22. Although there is little hope of Janz defeating Nunes, the locals wanted to make sure Nunes knows they are deeply dissatisfied with how their Representative is behaving.  John McCrea, lead singer of Cake, talked to the Fresno Bee about how these political times have impacted his willingness to interact with politicians. “I’ve pretty much studiously avoided direct political association with candidates,” he says. And yet,  “That is a luxury I can’t afford anymore.” Read more

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Unhinged

A good economy never excuses putting children in cages. I can’t believe there are people who would argue against that statement, but there are. And yet the RNC dares to call us unhinged, as if we are overreacting. On a side note, I appreciate Republicans’ help in naming ourselves, rather like Hillary helped a subset of Trump supporters name themselves deplorables. I wonder if there is now a subset of deplorable Trump supporters who have changed their minds and are now feeling unhinged. They could call themselves unhinged deplorables. The point is, if you aren’t feeling at least somewhat unhinged, you aren’t paying attention. Or your life is your own personal shitshow, which, if it is, I am sorry.  I know how you feel. Read more

Lets talk about caregiving

Let’s Talk About Caregiving

Caregiving, unpaid labor, the motherhood penalty, the gender wage gap.  These are terms that get thrown around in academic journals, economic studies and angry online posts, but what do they mean and how do they affect the lives of modern women? Let’s talk about caregiving by defining what it means.   Read more

Senator Elizabeth Warren Talent Crush

Senator Elizabeth Warren

As we talk about angry women this week, I can’t help but admire the way that Senator Elizabeth Warren is angry.  If I could emulate anyone’s anger, it would be hers. Her anger is potent, controlled, just and deeply effective.   Read more

Why Am I So Angry?

I’m So Angry and it Feels Weird

Women’s rage is all the rage these days.  Everywhere I look there are articles about the fiery wrath of women as we go into the upcoming midterm elections.  Female politicians are being called out for their tenacity and strength and they are holding their ground in the face of name calling and disrespect.  For goodness sake, when are old, white men going to learn that it is not in their best interests to go after Elizabeth Warren?!? Read more