…the country to teach salary negotiation classes to women from all backgrounds, industries and levels. I’m proud to say that within one year I’ve been advocating for pay equity, coached about 2,500+ women across the U.S., helped negotiate $500K in salary increases, and positioned 150 women for successful promotions. Yes, I am damn proud and I hope I’ve made my great grandmother proud.
…cannot choose. After months of struggling, I was finally brave enough to come out to my ex-husband. He supported me in a way that I never expected. He helped me through the coming out process, wiping many tears off of my face, and assuring me that we would be fine and that I was going to be fine.
I grew up in Brazil, which is still a very sexist, conservative and extremely homophobic country. Being straight was the only acceptable option. I was raised in an ordinary Italian/Catholic family, where subjects like sex and sexuality were tab…
…life I had lived, and how many new experiences I had made without my father there to share it with. I would describe what the next year felt like, but I don’t remember it. All I remember is a numbness that never seemed to disappear, and being home to an emotionless body.
… with the rest of my life in front of me, but I had just lost the most important person in my life. Everyone was so excited to start college, and my whole world had just been shattered. I went home for a week before flying back across the country to finish my first quarter.
Notice how the spokesman is spinning the situation. That I was a “stranger” “demanding” Peter’s views about Apartheid. Plays right into the “angry Black woman” trope, you see? I assure you, I didn’t demand. I was timid and respectful as I approached his dorm room and initiated the conversation. I was a 17 or 18 year old Black kid approaching a white guy who was rumored to approve of Apartheid. I was terrified.
…zz and disco and Rock n Roll as earlier iterations of this cultural revolution in generations past. I think about how centuries of free labor is largely responsible for much of the infrastructure and economies of the western world — and the myriad nameless and faceless that will never be individually recognized for that. I think about how the trillion dollar global sports market is set up to profit from the performance…