Articles by: jenniy

Featured, Spotlights

Spotlight: Erin Bagwell On Making ‘Dream, Girl’ and Redefining What It Means to Be a Boss

Spotlight: Erin Bagwell On Making ‘Dream, Girl’ and Redefining What It Means to Be a Boss

We couldn’t be more excited to debut our first September Spotlight on this fabulous filmmaker and Feminist Wednesday founder: mover and shaker Erin Bagwell. And it couldn’t be more timely – the kickstarter campaign for her first feature film, “Dream, Girl” ends today. Read on for more about her inspiration [...]

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Featured, Saltie Shakers

David Bowie Was a 17-Year-Old Feminist (Sort Of)

David Bowie Was a 17-Year-Old Feminist (Sort Of)

Once upon a time, David Bowie was a 17-year-old long-haired “activist.” This fantastic footage from Bowie’s possibly first-ever TV interview talking about the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men is priceless. Back in 1964, long hair on men was still an unacceptable style choice, but scissor eschewing gents [...]

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Arts/Entertainment, Body, Featured, Self

My Body Was Wrong for Dance and I’m OK With That (Thank You, Misty Copeland)

My Body Was Wrong for Dance and I’m OK With That (Thank You, Misty Copeland)

I was lucky. I was never told my body was wrong, but I also never realistically considered a career as a ballet dancer. When people ask if I played sports when I was young, I can safely answer that I grew up as a dancer. My childhood was consumed by [...]

by × August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Featured, Spotlights

Spotlight: Maria Heinegg on Getting Attention, Getting Uncomfortable, and Going Deep Into the Human Experience

Spotlight: Maria Heinegg on Getting Attention, Getting Uncomfortable, and Going Deep Into the Human Experience

A Seattle transplant, Maria Heinegg has taken to NYC life like graffiti to a blank wall, and we think the feeling is mutual. Talented, punchy, controversial, and with just the right amount of WTF hilarity, Maria is a comedian to watch as she takes on the New York comedy scene [...]

by × July 31, 2014 × 0 comments

Spotlights

Spotlight: Susan Kaessinger on the Art of Improv and What It Takes to Teach NYC to Express Themselves

Spotlight: Susan Kaessinger on the Art of Improv and What It Takes to Teach NYC to Express Themselves

With over 20 years of experience performing and teaching on NYC’s improv and comedy scene, Susan Kaessinger is a formidable force of the famous “Yes, and…” rule. Wearing many hats to thrive as a performer and teacher, Susan has worked with people and kids of all ages from schools, to [...]

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Arts/Entertainment, Body, Featured, Issues, Self, Social

Would You Like a Breast Bra to Match Your Vagina Panties?

Would You Like a Breast Bra to Match Your Vagina Panties?

Being the women’s parts and period nerd that I am, seeing these female reproductive system panties floating around the intertubes made my uterus-shaped heart skip a beat. Now that I know there’s a breast bra to match?  I will take 7 pairs, please! Sadly, none of us will be receiving [...]

by × July 29, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Featured, Social

This is Your New Wonder Woman

This is Your New Wonder Woman

The time has arrived. Here she is, salties! Wonder Woman is here and she’s…a bit drab? There’s no Wonder Woman movie yet, but our lady in leather will make a tough and (apparently) brooding appearance in the upcoming male-dominant “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,”

by × July 28, 2014 × 0 comments

Salted: Select Cuts

Letter From the Editor: Issue 21 – YES, AND…

Letter From the Editor: Issue 21 – YES, AND…

Sweet Salties! The famous rule improv is ”yes, and…” because that keeps the momentum going and allows for things to get really fun/weird/where no woman has gone before. While we’re maybe a little more of the “yes, and?” lot, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of this upcoming comedy [...]

by × July 24, 2014 × 0 comments

Salted: Select Cuts

Letter From the Editor: Issue 20 – A STRITCH IN TIME

Letter From the Editor: Issue 20 – A STRITCH IN TIME

Darling Salties! What can we say? This week has taken us on a bittersweet journey of ups and downs, triumphs and losses. Our hearts go out to those affected by the shocking Malaysian Airlines tragedy. It’s heartbreaking news, and we can only hope the families and friends of victims are able to [...]

by × July 20, 2014 × 0 comments

Body, Featured, Self

Why Kacy Catanzaro’s Amazing “American Ninja Warrior” First Lady Domination Made Me Happy, Proud, and a Little Pissed Off

Why Kacy Catanzaro’s Amazing “American Ninja Warrior” First Lady Domination Made Me Happy, Proud, and a Little Pissed Off

She’s the first woman to complete the finals course, but was it really a big win for women? I watched this “live” on Monday night, because I admit to watching “American Ninja Warrior” (summer shows are slim pickins’!) and was almost moved to tears. I thought maybe it was just [...]

by × July 16, 2014 × 0 comments