New York City is Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Equality for Women in the Arts, in Business and in Everyday Life

New York City is Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Equality for Women in the Arts, in Business and in Everyday Life

Feminism in the United States isn’t a new concept. It’s ‘first wave’ came in the 19th and early 20th century. As Roberta Gold shares in her paper "I Had Not Seen Women like That Before”, young feminists in the 1960s and 1970s didn’t need to look far to have successful women to look up to [...]

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Contrary to the Name, Baking Soda Isn’t Just for Baking

Contrary to the Name, Baking Soda Isn’t Just for Baking

Baking soda is such a common household kitchen item that you may not be aware of the many other uses for it. For example, when Eliza Wellington moved in with her roommates, she needed to find a way to help with the smells coming from her refrigerator. “Living with 3 other people, it’s actually surprising [...]

A Thank You Letter on the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

A Thank You Letter on the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

This weekend here in NYC we are hosting and celebrating World Pride. Aside from the parade being held on the last day of Pride Month, today is also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. I’m not writing about my experience, or the struggles, or the uphill fight. I simply want to share my thanks [...]

From Lost Girl to Boss Girl, or Rather Girlboss

From Lost Girl to Boss Girl, or Rather Girlboss

In 2005 Sophia Amoruso started an online fashion store through eBay. This grew, and quickly became a full-blown online store more wildly known as Nasty Gal. It’s success was unsurpassed earning its spot in 2012 as one of the fastest growing retail stores ever. During this time, Amoruso was also publishing a memoir aptly titled [...]

Gentrification May Be A Problem For Some, But It’s Been Great For Others

Gentrification May Be A Problem For Some, But It’s Been Great For Others

https://soundcloud.com/marissa-baglione/short-interview-about-brooklyn-new-york Gentrification in Brooklyn, New York isn’t exactly a new or buzzy topic anymore. In fact, it’s simply become synonymous with the area. But culture, history, and diversity aside some things in this borough work and some things simply don’t. Williamsburg is one of the areas of Brooklyn that has waterfront views along the Hudson [...]