A BLM Guide

You posted a black square on your Instagram, but police brutality is still a thing! What now? If this is your first time working through antiracism, this could be a hard moment to navigate. It's been a month since George Floyd's murder and Black Lives Matter hit the mainstream, and things seem to be slowing … Continue reading A BLM Guide

What Dating on Love is Blind taught Danielle Drouin about Love

Danielle Drouin is up for anything. Throughout the years she’s worked about every gig you can think of from Fashion Week runway model and barista, to baker and yoga instructor. She's done a bit of everything, and that includes Reality TV dating. The first time Danielle participated in a show was three years ago with … Continue reading What Dating on Love is Blind taught Danielle Drouin about Love

How to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Tonight is famously the longest, darkest night of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. But it also marks the moment the Sun reclaims this side of the planet. For hundreds of years this time has been one of re-birth and the start of new cycles. Yule, celebrated during Winter Solstice, is seen as when the … Continue reading How to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Paris is Always a Good Idea

Lydia Benitez, a close friend of Release the Women, took a solo trip to France a couple of months ago, thoroughly documenting on Instagram as she went. She was completely vulnerable from the start, sharing the real anxiety and loneliness that overwhelmed her first night. We were captivated by every extremely raw and genuine post … Continue reading Paris is Always a Good Idea

Practical Tools to Be a White Ally – with Kirsten Purpura

I’ve been called divisive many times, but at some point I’ve decided that it’s not worth it to stay silent, even though I may personally feel more comfortable. In the summer of 2013, Kirsten Purpura left her Indiana home to volunteer for a homeless shelter located in what is considered the "worst" zip code in … Continue reading Practical Tools to Be a White Ally – with Kirsten Purpura