"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." Shakia Hollis told us this story as she laced up her 4 inch high heels after riding her longboard around Monday Night Brewing Garage. Shakia … Continue reading Strength in Gentility: Interview with Shakia Hollis
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
Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series on Peace of Thread, where Denise Smith told us about how she got started and the struggles she faced in her work. In this final installment find out more about where Peace of Thread is now, where they’re headed and how you … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3
This is the second part of our 3 part series! If you haven't read the first post, check it out here After almost seven years in the Middle East, Denise Smith came back to the US searching for identity and purpose. She finally found a place that felt like home to her when she started … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 2
fem·i·nism noun "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." Sometimes when I speak on feminism, I feel as though people are actually hearing me say "I hate men", but I don't. As women, I believe that we have a lot to educate people on about gender expectations, but … Continue reading Gender Equality: For Men Too?