Saturday, March 30, 2019

Articles I'm Reading

  1. Yaaaaaaas to these cafe // Ruby and B
  2. So beautiful // BuzzFeed
  3. London Fashion Week lookin' good // Man Repeller
  4. Shower products I can get behind // BuzzFeed
  5. Love this bold suit // Atlantic Pacific
  6. I want to bake those stat // Sugar and Cloth
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Friday, March 29, 2019

A Final Thought on Women's History Month

I had an epiphany while reading "Bad Girls Throughout History" by Ann Shen a few weeks ago. My mind took me back to elementary school where we did something called the "wax museum." We chose a historical figure, made a tri-fold board, dressed up like them and memorized a 45-second speech. I chose Paul Revere, and I distinctly remember discussing this decision with my parents. I said something along the lines of, "well there aren't any cool women in history, so I'll be a man."
Oh, how those words hurt me now. I sat on my bedroom floor and cried as I thought about that moment when third (or was it fourth) grade Hayden didn't think women were good enough to be portrayed at the wax museum. 
But, at the same time, I will give myself a little credit because this wasn't entirely my fault. Every history book I had read in school (and still, now that I've graduated from college) focused on men's achievements. In the past few years, I've read many a book about women, and I had no idea Belva Lockwood was the first woman to run for president with a full-fledged campaign back in 1884 and 1888! We had a woman running for president 35 years before women were granted the right to vote. BUT WE NEVER LEARNED THIS. I know so much about all of the Founding Fathers, but we couldn't take the time out of our history class for a small paragraph about a woman running for president in the 1800s. 
Why did I learn about men millionaires and billionaires but not Madame C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire, who was a woman of color?! We got a few sentences about Betty Friedan but never anything about Margaret Sanger, a woman who revolutionized women with birth control and Planned Parenthood. 
There are countless women who have been left out of textbooks simply because someone decided a long time ago that men's achievements meant more. And I'm not saying we shouldn't learn about those men — George Washington is critical to America but so is Nellie Bly. We need a revolution in the way we teach history in this country, and it starts by including women (ALL women) in our textbooks and lesson plans. Their achievements are just as remarkable — hell, we wouldn't have WiFi or dresses that showed knees or the EPA without them - xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Articles I'm Reading

  1. This post goes along with my love of Whataburger // BuzzFeed
  2. This girl is amazing! // Orange Street News
  3. Fascinated by this // Messy Nessy
  4. A gorgeous dress // Atlantic Pacific
  5. I want to try this, it looks amazing // Ambitious Kitchen
  6. Oh I love this apartment // Apartment Therapy
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Feminist Quotes for the Weekend

In continuing with my Women's History Month Friday content, I thought I'd round up some of my favorite quotes about feminism. The crazy thing was, as I was pinning them and reading them, I teared up! A good quote can just move ya, you know? Women standing up for themselves is also a very moving thing to witness. We need equality for ALL women and we need it now. I encourage you to check out last week's post on how to donate and volunteer for organizations working to further women's rights. Because at the end of the day, women's rights are human rights - xoxo darling, Hayden.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Week Re-Cap

Happy Week Re-Cap day lovelies! This past week started off with an insane blizzard {apparently one of the worst ever in Denver}. As you can see in that photo above, the roomie and I crazily went for a little jaunt while it was snowing and took some photos. The snow was beautiful on Wednesday but by Thursday afternoon it got kind of nasty. Now, it feels like spring and most of the sun has melted. It's basically been in the high 40s and 50s and I just want it to stay this way!
Later on in the week I was invited to try a restaurant called Teriyaki Madness, the food was delicious and now I cannot wait for it to actually open. The roomie and I went to a roast of the movie Clueless on Friday night that was absolutely hilarious. Clueless is one of my all-time favorite films so seeing it being roasted was the highlight of my week. Saturday I had an AAUW meeting where I was officially nominated to be the communications director {I'm very excited}, I will be elected at our meeting in April. Every time I go to a meeting the ladies inspire me even more. I also did a huge library trip...that I might regret because now I have to read a bunch of books in a short amount of time, but I think I can do it.
Sunday was St. Patrick's Day so Blair and I went to Breckenridge Brewing for a late lunch, that was delish. Then I came home, got a lil drunk with the roommate and watched Magic Mike XXL, aka the far superior Magic Mike. And we bought tickets to a male strip show happening in early August in Lakewood! We are probably too excited for it...but yeah!
Thus far, this week hasn't been super exciting. I got on a Netflix comedy special kick and last night Alamo showed The Mummy, one of my all-time favorite bad movies so I went to that. I have some exciting plans for the weekend so I'm sure I'll take y'all along with me - xoxo darling, Hayden.
Look at that bread! 
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nonprofit Organizations for Women's History Month

This Women's History Month, let's keep women's history going! Below I've created a list of some of my favorite organizations/charities you can donate to or volunteer for. Each of them are unique and important, trust me - xoxo darling, Hayden.
Join the American Association of University Women - I'm involved in this one {and I'm soon to be the communications director for my local branch} and I love it. If you are about women getting equal pay this is the org for you. Their goal is to have equal pay for all women by 2030. They have a legislative branch, they give out college scholarships and every single one of them is so smart. You have to have a college degree to be part of the org, but please join! 
Join the League of Women Voters - You can donate or join (or both) and this is all about making sure laws are fair and people can vote. Meaning everyone can vote/know what laws and lawmakers are on the ballot. 
National Women's Law Center - All about getting justice for all women, this org is about advocating and fighting for gender justice. They make changes and it is so amazing what they do. 
Girls Not Brides - If you're against child brides, how could you not donate to this one? It's all about preventing and ending child marriages across the world. 
ACLU - The ACLU is about freedom of rights for absolutely anyone but they have a huge arm in the women's category. RBG was head of their women's rights sector, so clearly it is important. 
9to5 - All about getting justice for working women, 9to5 works on equal pay, childcare sick days, housing and sexual harassment. The Colorado chapter spoke at the Denver Womxn's March and they were incredibly inspiring. 
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