Categories
Culture Movies Personal Stories Support Systems

My Mentor Dared Me To Dream

Having a mentor or even just people you can look up to is extremely important. I don’t think I realized how important mentors were until I decided at the age of 17 that I wanted to be a film maker and I had no immediate female role models at the time. The arts is arguably […]

Categories
Events Support Systems

January Meeting

When and why do we need support systems? What kind of support systems are out there? Lead by Kim Thatcher, these are the questions we will bring to light at this month’s meeting. We’ll take part in discussion, activities, and supply information you can use to improve your life. No one is in this alone. […]

Categories
Culture Support Systems

Professional Support Systems

Many times we turn to our friends for support when life gets rough but when that’s not enough, turn to professionals. There are many wonderful people who are here to help. We’ve collected hotlines and websites that offer support to those in need in the United States. National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 A national network of […]

Categories
Art Movies social distancing Support Systems

26 Movies About Female Friendships

Support systems come in many varieties, one of which that can last a lifetime is friendships. A true friend can tell you when you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe and not set you into a shame spiral. They can tell you the truth even when it might hurt. A long-lasting friendship will have ups […]

Categories
History Podcasts Politics Suffrage Support Systems Your Gal Friday

Susan B. Anthony – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal dedicated her life to women’s rights, sparked by not being allowed to speak because she was a woman, to speaking around the country about the importance of the right to vote, anti-slavery and the dangers of alcohol.  Your Gal, Susan B Anthony. Click here for the full podcast episode […]

Categories
Art Culture Movies Personal Stories Support Systems

My Hopes for the New ‘Who’ — the pressures of being the only woman in the room

When there were murmurs of a shake-up to coincide with the exit of Steven Moffat as Doctor Who’s showrunner, I was skeptical. Maybe I’m cynical, but I didn’t see a person of color or a woman or anything “out of the ordinary” suddenly becoming a part of the fifty year canon of the show. Yeah, […]

Categories
Culture LGBTQ History Podcasts Support Systems Your Gal Friday

Jane Addams – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who known as the Mother of Social Work. She founded the template for what is the modern day YMCA or Boys & Girls Club. Her settlement known as Hull House utilized the neighborhood for social and civic change.  She was a pacifist and an activist for peace and […]

Categories
Culture Personal Stories Politics Support Systems

Thank You to My Sisters

THANK YOU to all my sisters who are marching in Washington DC this weekend (over 40 of my friends at last count.) Thank you for taking time off of work, even as we fight for fair pay and representation. … for taking your children, your grandchildren with you, encouraging them on the long path which […]