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Seven Ways I’m Teaching My Young Sons to be Feminists

When I was pregnant, I imagined what life might be like if I had a little girl. I envisioned teaching her to stand up for herself, buying her dresses with science symbols, letting her get dirty, and being an example … Continue reading

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Nine Awesome Picture Books with Girls as Main Characters

The girls are missing. Children’s literature is remarkably devoid of female main characters. As a recent video illustrates so drastically, in a study of more than 500 children’s books, 25% had zero female characters. Even though there are loads of … Continue reading

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Marching for the Future: The Women’s March on Washington

“Tell us what democracy looks like – this is what democracy looks like!” chanted by countless voices rang through the National Mall. I and two of my friends were in the middle of the Women’s March on Washington yesterday, along … Continue reading

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Why I’m Thankful for Labor Day as a Mom

I’m thankful for Labor Day and the people who made it possible – both as a worker and a mom. But we still have so much more to do. I’m thankful I have weekends off so I can spend them … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading

  I started a new job this week! I don’t talk about my professional life here much, but it’s a great opportunity to do science communication with some fantastic co-workers. Other than immersing myself in articles relating to my new … Continue reading

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Songs to Grow Up With: Kids’ Music for Little Radicals

Listening to music can be a radical act. And I don’t mean in the 2112 or Footloose “music is evil” type of way. But more that the type of music we listen to is not only a reflection of our … Continue reading

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Book Club: The Little Engine that Could, A Feminist Reading

My Book Club – quirky critical and social justice takes on children’s literature. Otherwise known as what happens when someone interested pop culture and political analysis has read the same bedtime story for the 100th time. The Little Engine that … Continue reading

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