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
I first met Alex Ike about 20 years ago while her family was on furlough in Georgia. We became fast friends and spent countless hours running around our church building, getting poison ivy in the woods and laughing at everything. Alex is one of those people who makes you feel more like yourself when you're … Continue reading Dear Alex, You Have Really Done It
"When I first wore heels in my adult life, a guy told me, 'You shouldn't wear those. You're too tall.' So then I just went and bought like six more heels." Shakia Hollis told us this story as she laced up her 4 inch high heels, after riding her longboard around Monday Night Brewing Garage. … Continue reading Strength in Gentility
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
We love presents. We love getting presents and we love giving presents. And we especially love that perfect present that makes us run around the Christmas tree shouting "nevertheless, she persisted!" Christmas is in less then a week so if you haven't found that perfect gift yet, look no further! We compiled an amazing gift … Continue reading A Feminist Holiday Gift Guide!