Creative Mornings: Equality is a Moving Target

At my first Creative mornings session in Detroit, the presenter Brandon Christopher said something that has stayed with me. Equality is not a tangible thing. If you think you’ve arrived at equality, you’re fooling yourself. Equality is a moving target. As I mulled over it with a dose of women-oriented Indian films this last week,…

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In the Lives of Talented Women- Meeting Dida

No matter which continent you are in, as a woman, things are decidedly different. A small peak in the lives of talented women brings it all to the fore. Men are held accountable to different standards. A high profile working dad is rarely asked about work-life balance. Men become eligible at 50, while women inch…

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Defining the Feminism of Today

I’ve shared thoughts about feminism many times before. And I feel the need to talk about it. It’s taken me a long time to use the label and call myself a feminist. The label itself comes with a strong legacy and negativity. But more recently, I think that’s okay, because no matter what identity I assume, someone out…

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The Dalian Truth of False Memories And Criticism

The first time I went to Sitges, I ate an unseasonal chicken-mango salad, in spring. I met a Mexican girl who shared the meal with me because we were the only two non-Catalan speakers in the  Romantic Museum Can Llopis. The luxury that alone-travel afforded me was these meetings with strangers. Conversations were free of judgement and surprisingly intimate….

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