It’s almost November. 2018 has been one of the fastest years of my life. I’d say the last two years have been absolute whirlwinds with major personal change and major political change. Obviously, not all change is great and not all change is bad. While our country still sits in a divisive climate, I’m going to keep celebrating. So here’s to the strong women of September!
- Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
Dr. Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual assault against a man who had been nominated to a life long position of power. Regardless of the outcome, Blasey Ford faced copious amounts of hatred and harassment, both in person and online. Despite threats against her well being and that of her family, Blasey Ford did what she could to raise a red flag against potential corruption.
2. Serena Williams
Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes, ever. This past September, Williams faced criticism when the tennis pro defended herself against cheating allegations during the US Open final.
Headlines spread like wildfire and many quickly placed Williams into the angry-black-woman stereotype, brushing aside her anger and chalking it up to female “emotions”. Williams is on our September list for speaking up on behalf of herself and refusing to placate herself. Get it, girl.
3. Dr. Elina Berglund
Dr. Elina Berglund is the co-founder of a holistic birth control algorithm and app, called Natural Cycles (used by yours truly *post coming soon). Natural Cycles was recently approved by the FDA to be recognized in the states as a form of birth control. SO CONGRATS, DOC! Dr. Berglund is on our September list for being super smart, innovative, and for standing up for women’s health.
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If you’re already in the Ranting Women group, you’ve probably seen the posts, but for those of you that AREN’T, I want to catch you up to speed. Basically, we’ve all seen those book exchange posts that go around that either fall apart half way through or no one ends up actually getting a book.
Well, the Ranting Women are giving it a shot! We’re putting together a book exchange for members of the Facebook group. Basically everything three months (because we want to respect your wallet and your time) you’ll be sent the name and address of a fellow babe to send a book to! The book can be anything you chose, although I recommend almost anything you find at The Bookshop.
If you’d like to participate, we’d love to have you! Just send me a message on Instagram or leave a note when you request to join the Ranting Women group!
We’re halfway through October (I know, I can’t believe it) and seasonal depression is about to be in full swing for some of us. Some days, I’m all about embracing those sad moody vibes (and there are many sad playlists to come) but other times, I’d much prefer putting on some boss babe tunes and reminding myself that I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR. So that’s what this playlist is for. It’s full of motiving music from many genres, to remind you of the powerhouse that you are. As always, this playlist is ever evolving, so please comment below with your track recommendations!