This Month (March 2017): Life & Feminism

This Month March 2017 The Radish Society

Welcome to the third “This Month”! [March, 2017]

This is a monthly blog post that roundups the last month in my life, as well as some current events in feminism (because, feminism). 

 

MY LIFE

This month was an interesting one because for the first time ever I took a staycation from work. We were supposed to go on a trip, but a few other exciting work opportunities came up for my partner so we opted to push our 10-day trip in March to a 31-day trip in August. Let’s just say that I watched a lot of Netflix – Scandal to be precise. 

During my staycation, I decided to re-try hormonal birth control as my last attempt ended up causing some pretty serious mental health issues. This time wasn’t any better, so when I say there was a lot of Netflix… believe me when I say there was a lot of Netflix

There was also a lot of drawing that happened. A lot of reflection on my writing and my blog and which version of myself I want to present to the world. My fingers couldn’t bring themselves to type anything beyond my already-commissioned work, but they could bring themselves to draw (I bought new markers!). 

I drew a new logo for The Radish Society and made a promise to myself and my readers to be authentic – to be fully myself. The ‘myself’ that talks about birth control and mental health issues and watching Netflix to deal with it. 

The good news is that I have a doctor who listens to my birth control concerns and suggests useful alternatives – a saga that I will definitely write about in the future. The good news is that I have a new logo and a new personal mission for this site. The good news is that I have re-found my love of drawing. The good news is that I’m headed to my favourite part of the world with my favourite person in August. The good news is that I am still as happy as ever to be heading to journalism school in June… and when they ask us to choose a theme for our investigations… I think I’ve figured out my favourite topics. 

I also saw the most beautiful sunset while on the way to confirm our wedding venue. We’ve also confirmed our wedding DJ, Photographer and Coordinator – so we’re making progress!

It’s been one intense month – but I feel like I’ve been saying that for a while! April should be interesting! 

 

 

POSTS THIS MONTH:

  1. Get Involved: List of Worldwide Women’s Empowerment Organizations
  2. Read More: Lost of Feminist Book Recommendations
  3. Being Authentic on a Blog
  4. My Personal Fitness Journey – The Ups & Downs

 

This Month March 2017 Feminism on Twitter The Radish Society @radishsociety

 

FEMINISM:

I personally love keeping up-to-date with worldly feminist issues and progress! Every month I’m going to do a roundup of important articles. This is what happened for feminism around the world in March 2017:

  • You might love that Nike came out with their Pro Hijab but you might want to stop and consider what Nike (and similar companies) are doing. [JooJoo Azad]
  • Iceland became the first country that would require companies of 25+ people to prove that they are actually providing equal pay for equal work [Lily Herman at Teen Vogue]
  • After his wife decided that IWD should be about celebrating men (wtf was that?) – Justin Trudeau did actually do something quite wonderful. He promised $650 million for reproductive rights and health around the world. Another reason I’m proud to be Canadian right now. [Ashifa Kassan at The Guardian] & [Kathleen Harris at CBC News]
  • If you haven’t read this brilliant take on ‘white men’ and Trump, Affleck and La La Land… you need to. [David Dennis Jr. at Still Crew]
  • Period underwear company Thinx has been under fire after their workplace culture was exposed to be anything but feminist, including sexual harassment allegations. [Emma Court at Market Watch]
  • “I am a proud black feminist and womanist and I’m extremely proud of the work that’s being done. I’m a feminist who wants not only to hear the term intersectionality, but actually feel it” – Solange Knowles in the hottest interview of the month. [Jamia Wilson at Bust]

 

Thanks for checking out what happened this month! Make sure to check back for all new posts coming soon! 

Read about February 2017.

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18 Comments

  1. April 4, 2017 / 8:42 AM

    Brilliant to have an end of the month summary post, its great you included feminism news too

    • rebecca
      April 4, 2017 / 2:06 PM

      I always try to get feminism into the convo somehow ;)

  2. April 4, 2017 / 5:36 AM

    I love this idea. It a nice summary post. That nice you took a staycation – I might do that this year. xx

    • rebecca
      April 4, 2017 / 2:06 PM

      I’ve never had a staycation before but it was good! Sometimes the break is just so needed. Hope you enjoy yours!

  3. April 4, 2017 / 4:57 AM

    I love the new logo! Personally I’m all for staycation :) I’ve recently gone back on hormonal contraceptive and life is so up and down; I’m hoping it’ll even ou soon!!

    • rebecca
      April 4, 2017 / 2:06 PM

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the new logo! And I really hope that it’ll even out soon for you – but if it doesn’t, there are so many different types of hormones and doses out there that it might be worth looking into a change. Take care of yourself xoxo

  4. April 4, 2017 / 4:35 AM

    I love this monthly summary post! Love the idea of incorporating important articles at the end of your post too, such a lovely idea. I hope that you have a wonderful April!
    Claire xo

    • rebecca
      April 4, 2017 / 2:05 PM

      Thank you so much Claire! I hope you have a wonderful April too!

  5. April 3, 2017 / 5:37 PM

    I found this fact (Iceland became the first country that would require companies of 25+ people to prove that they are actually providing equal pay for equal work) really interesting! I never realised they did this, it’s such a good idea! Another reason to love Iceland even more!

    • rebecca
      April 4, 2017 / 2:04 PM

      Absolutely! Iceland seems to be on top of things!

  6. April 3, 2017 / 3:26 PM

    This is exactly what I do on a bad day, just sit down and watch tv! Great post x

    • rebecca
      April 4, 2017 / 2:04 PM

      Sometimes that is all that is needed! xo

  7. April 3, 2017 / 3:00 PM

    Sounds like a wonderful staycation and congrats on all the exciting events going on in your life. This fact stood out to me: Iceland became the first country that would require companies of 25+ people to prove that they are actually providing equal pay for equal work [Lily Herman at Teen Vogue] – wonderful news – crazy that it is just happening in 2017 – but great that it is happening.

    • rebecca
      April 3, 2017 / 3:23 PM

      I know – seems like something that should have happened a long time ago! Let’s hope other countries follow their lead! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  8. April 3, 2017 / 12:48 PM

    I love this idea, it’s a nice way to know what someone has been up to and all the eventful things that have happened! Netflix days are totally fine, I tend to just sit and watch TV when I’m having a bad mental health day!

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • rebecca
      April 3, 2017 / 1:34 PM

      Zoning-out in front of the TV is just so necessary sometimes!

  9. March 31, 2017 / 8:01 PM

    I love the idea of a monthly “summary” post. Many bloggers I read do weekly posts like this, but my life is just not that busy and interesting to justify that, so maybe I should give it a ago at the end of every month, or even second month.

    I also love that you include the latest feminism news. I always feel out of touch with what’s going on in the world, as much as I try to stay informed, so I found your links quite helpful. I look forward to reading your April post 😊

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au/

    • rebecca
      April 3, 2017 / 11:09 AM

      Thanks so much Indya! I think weekly posts are too much of a commitment to be honest! haha. Each post takes sooooo long to prepare, that I don’t think I could stick to daily or weekly ones. I thought a monthly one was a fun way to keep track of my life – and of course I had to include feminist articles! It’s a great motivator to keep up-to-date with current events. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment :)

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