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My Year of Saying No: The Power in Priorities

Fuck positivity. I’m positive it sucks. Shonda Rhimes wrote a memoir called Year of Yes, about getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and letting go of fear.  Both the book and premise are great. (Shonda is an awesome Boss Girl, so, duh.) …

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The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself, Period. FIND YOUR TRIBE.

…  there was a young woman, let’s call her “Dixie”, who worked for a TV station for almost 10 years. She was smart and …  “Helium”, attracted lots of smart, cool women and Dixie met lots of wonderful people. She loved it – she was in her element. …  even given a recurring on-air spot on a daily TV show. Dixie was confused. After all, she was exactly the same jocular, vintage …

feminism

The F-Word: What’s Scary About Feminism?

Every time I hear some young celebrity demur when asked if she’s a feminist, I want to politely slap her silly. Well, silly-er.  But it’s 2017 ladies, (and gentlemen) and it’s time to cut the crap. For those afraid to call themselves feminists, wha …

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FEARLESS & FIERCE FILMMAKER: FERNE PEARLSTEIN

If you’re like a lot of women, at some point in your life you probably fantasized about being in movies.  After all, being a movie star is nice work if you can get it. But luckily more and more women are aiming at being behind the camera. And that’s n …

Why I March

The American men and women who lived through the middle of the last century are often referred to as “The Greatest Generation”. No disrespect, but I have to call bullshit. Of course there were millions of brave individuals who exhibited incredible gr …

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In Defense of Facebook

This year’s been tough. It’s been hard on a lot of us. But it’s also given me a chance to acknowledge and treasure a silver lining in this darkening cloudy sky. Every morning I wake up and spend a few moments reflecting on the wonderful gifts I ow …

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There’s Nothing Smart About the Electoral College

Did you know that when you vote for a Presidential candidate you’re not actually voting for that person? Did you know that if you live in California it takes over 350 votes to equal the vote of one person’s ballot in Wyoming? Such is the lunacy of th …

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This Woman’s Business is Funny Business

Like A Boss Girls: Just what is GOLD #comedyforgirls? Lynn: GOLD #comedyforgirls is a project designed to bring comedy to more girls, and more girls into comedy. Online and face to face, we give young women the comedic tools and skills to hone their voice …

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Why I Won’t Be Coming to Holiday Dinner

Dear Family Member I Love:  I can’t go to holiday dinner this year.  It’s not because of “politics”. It’s not because I can’t stomach points of view that differ from my own.  It’s not because our “world views” are different. It’s be …

young women

Your Vote Matters Because YOU Matter

As you probably remember, our Founding Fathers decided to count slaves as 3/5ths of a person, a tidy little compromise between Northerners and Southerners arguing over congressional representation. Egregious as that is, this Tuesday it’s also worth r …

rape culture

Grapes of Rape: the Legacy of Sexual Assault

This election is literally making me, and millions of others, sick. Trump and many of his supporters’ words and actions have exposed their hostility and indifference. They’ve also exposed and re-opened so many wounds. Michelle Obama’s recent speech  …

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The Ultimate Reading List to Brand Yourself Like a Boss Girl

Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People This book is a true classic that’s inspired and impacted millions of lives, including my own.  These habits will absolutely change your life. Really. Not a book on branding or marketing, but a book …

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7 Habits That Will Absolutely Change Your Life (And YOU)

Good things come in 7s… seas, dwarves… seven is lucky. The number 7 is  also the key to being your best self, doing your best work, and living your best life, thanks to the timeless classic, Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People …

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GAUDY ROCK: OCTOBER 17 IS WEAR SOMETHING GAUDY DAY

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde I’ve heard some folks insist “Every day is Mother’s Day” but for me, October 17th celebrates an occasion I feel should not be relegated to just one measly day a year. I refer, of  …

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Meet Kellian Adams, Entrepreneur and Mobile Gaming Goddess!

I first met Kellian Adams when I was speaking at a conference for Children’s Non-Fiction Writers. I was, as usual, talking about the importance of building your brand and using digital content strategies to get it out there, when I encountered the pe …