Womanism: The Potential of Feminism Further Explored

Womanism: “Having or expressing a belief in or respect for women and their talents and abilities beyond the boundaries of race and class; exhibiting feminism that is inclusive especially of Black American Culture.”[1]            The term “womanism” was first used in 1983 by a poet who sought to include her fellow women of color in the … Continue reading Womanism: The Potential of Feminism Further Explored

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Breaking Barriers: Women Win Big in U.S. Midterm Election

The United States Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court amid multiple sexual assault allegations has left many American women feeling uncertain about their legal security. President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks against women’s rights have caused anxiety for women from the executive branch as well. The concern is that these men’s … Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Women Win Big in U.S. Midterm Election

Above the Glass Splinters

The original post, in Spanish, can be found here: https://womanstatslatina.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/rompiendo-barrera-los-triunfos-de-las-mujeres-en-las-elecciones-de-medio-termino-de-estados-unidos/  This English translation was graciously provided by the author, JVMS.  Juliana Salazar has broken the glass ceiling. Now she is teaching us that “the sky is the limit”. Incredibly passionate for sports and quality journalism: that is Juliana Salazar Meza. A sports journalist for Caracol … Continue reading Above the Glass Splinters

Barbara Bush: A Legacy of Public Service

On Tuesday, April 17, the world lost a remarkable woman with a monumental legacy. Barbara Bush, former first lady, mother, and philanthropist passed away at 92. She lived a life dedicated to both private and public service. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the Bush family, and want to celebrate the wonderful life … Continue reading Barbara Bush: A Legacy of Public Service

Working as a Woman in National Security

Henry Kissinger. Colin Powell. Brent Scowcroft. These are names closely associated with the U.S. national security field. There are extraordinary women included in this list – such as Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice – that have their contributions to national security sometimes overlooked because they are women. Although women have made incredible strides in the … Continue reading Working as a Woman in National Security

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