in 2019, to pee is a verb, but is still a gender (and class) issue

With an elbow length of tertiary degrees, one could assume that the type of discrimination highlighted in today's post would be obvious to me. But somehow, I only grasped the inconvenience and missed this critical fact: access to toilets lives in the intersection of  public health and sanitation--and privilege. "If struggling to find suitable toilet … Continue reading in 2019, to pee is a verb, but is still a gender (and class) issue

Need Financial Backing For Your Idea, Your Product, Your Startup?

  Our post today looks at success stories for women-led startups and funding provided by female venture capitalists who consider access to capital for women entrepreneurs with smart ideas and products.  Able Partners fund was started three years ago by Lisa Blau and Amanda Eilian and has been an early-stage investor in a number of female-founded … Continue reading Need Financial Backing For Your Idea, Your Product, Your Startup?

Coding Trends that will surprise you

This week, the New York Times Magazine included a well written article on gender balance in the computing fields. Written by Clive Thompson, it is a fascinating story (Feb 13, 2019) of the early days of coding.  -- only hardware engineers were highly sought after. Women filled the ranks of writing code -- women who … Continue reading Coding Trends that will surprise you

Well-Read Black Girl: A Book Club Inspired Through a Meme!

This September, outside a boutique store in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, members of the Well-Read Black Girl book club sat in a misshapen circle of folding chairs on the sidewalk. The sky was gray, rain minutes from spilling over onto the diasporic spread of bantu knots, dreads, twist-outs, wash-and-gos, afros and braids below; one … Continue reading Well-Read Black Girl: A Book Club Inspired Through a Meme!

A Dilemma for Many: Steve James (filmmaker) talks about Race

While this post may seem a bit out of place among our topics, we think it addresses a pertinent issue: how a white person talks about the experience of people of color.  With difficulty and sensitivity. For guidance we look to the experience of a celebrated filmmaker. Steve James known for his movies — "two … Continue reading A Dilemma for Many: Steve James (filmmaker) talks about Race