Political Glass Ceiling: Women in Brazil

Considering the pending* results of the presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has a high level of support from a significant proportion of the population in Brazil. This support has been obvious since the first round of voting, when he obtained 46.3% of the votes over Fernando Haddad, his main opponent; Haddad received only 28.8% … Continue reading Political Glass Ceiling: Women in Brazil

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The Hard-won Path to Success for Female Nigerian Athletes

Four Nigerian women made history this month in PyeongChang. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga became the first-ever Olympic bobsled team from the entire continent of Africa. Simidele Adeagbo became the first female skeleton athlete to compete for Nigeria. But their success is more representative of their individual national pride than it is of … Continue reading The Hard-won Path to Success for Female Nigerian Athletes

Remembering Where We Came from and Looking Ahead to Where We Want to Be

I remember as a child thinking my grandma, or Meme we called her, was invincible. I would watch in awe as she seemed to seamlessly switch into different roles at the snap of a finger, morphing from grandma into businesswoman, into head of the household, or into a Sunday School teacher. The woman wore a … Continue reading Remembering Where We Came from and Looking Ahead to Where We Want to Be

The Oscars

Lack of representation of middle aged women in movies is a commonly noted concern regarding women in the media. A 2014 study showed that actresses hit their peak salary at age 34, while actors hit their peak at age 51. While men’s salary remains stable after this peak, there is a drastic reduction in salary … Continue reading The Oscars

Trudeaun’t Deny Women Their Rights

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the most beloved world leaders today. During an interview with the Huffington Post at the 2016 NATO summit, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev attributed Canada’s increased “new government” to Trudeau’s leadership. “I love him. I admire him. He is a wonderful young leader of this planet. He’s an exceptional … Continue reading Trudeaun’t Deny Women Their Rights

A Step Towards Change: Better Education and Representation for Women

I am a young, single woman who has traveled from Texas to South Africa, India, China, Australia, and many other countries around the world. I have been lucky enough to see wonders of the world, experience vibrant cultures that I read about in books, and try foods that I had never heard of. I have … Continue reading A Step Towards Change: Better Education and Representation for Women