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).
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!
— Rebecca (@radishsociety) March 17, 2017
POSTS THIS MONTH:
- Get Involved: List of Worldwide Women’s Empowerment Organizations
- Read More: Lost of Feminist Book Recommendations
- Being Authentic on a Blog
- My Personal Fitness Journey – The Ups & Downs
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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