Our Nude Bodies: How Do I Protect My Daughter?

“If anyone ever touches your private parts, you hit them,” I told her. I’m sure she wondered why her mama was reversing the usual “do not hit” rule. My daughter’s cheeks are still soft with baby chub, though her body has lengthened. I stare at her four-year-old arms and legs sprawled out on the bottom […]

Forgiving Myself for Being Late to the Game

by Shae Jassmann Sisters, I have a confession: For much of my life, I have not been on our side. I am guilty of sexism against my own sex so much so that I have been heard saying things like, “I think some women are great in management but I would prefer a man as […]

The Peacemakers, The Poets + The Pretty Ones: Good News for Girls

26 Women To Watch In Tech in 2015.   The Peacemakers Women are a powerful force for peace. Here’s why. Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS. The power of Libya’s female arms dealers.   Artists Represent Andrea Mihalik of New Jersey met the craftswomen of Kiltamany, Kenya. None of them have been the same since. […]

A Mirror True

Usually it happens at night. She always was the one, as a baby, up until midnight. Wide awake next to me in bed, with those round cerulean eyes. Not crying, not fidgeting—just awake. Eerily awake. So I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that these things happen with nocturnal regularity. Now that she’s eleven and her […]

April Zine: Tweets + Knitting + Recap

Yowza. Where did April go? Spring is in FULL SWING and so much has happened this month. A festival and a very tech-savvy editorial meeting, new friends and a somber goodbye. We’ve filled this zine with a little recap of what our little {BIG} community has been up to and a few behind-the-scenes bits that […]