Dads learning ballet is kind of the best mental image ever, isn't it? Well, now it's no longer an image in your head, but in real life and on the internet. This is because a dance school in…Philadelphia invited parents to join their kids’ classes this week, as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day. The school asked moms to participate in students’ hip hop classes on the day before or after Valentine’s Day, while dads were invited to spend the evening of Febuary 14th dancing ballet with their daughters. Just reading that alone… >> Read More
Claire Ryann is probably one of the most adorably endearing 4-year-olds ever. She's already a great singer--and with her guitar-playing dad, they're basically an unstoppable force. It's no shock…that they're already an Internet sensation. The pair recorded themselves performing "You've Got a Friend in Me" and it went viral on Facebook. At the start of the video, Claire’s dad starts singing alone--but soon after, Claire joins in, and well, it's basically all over from there. Get the tissues out, because you're gonna need… >> Read More
Asking how vital women are is like asking how vital oxygen is. It's not only a redundant question, but it's really offensive. If you don't think it's offensive, well, then, you probably want to stop…reading this--and maybe start rethinking how women have shaped the world (and you know, gave birth to you). The Women's Marches that took place this past Saturday were, and still are, an obvious indicator that women, like any human breathing air on this planet, are vital to life in general. In Washington D.C. alone, about 485,000… >> Read More
Over the past few years, Mattel has been doing a lot of work to modernize the brand and change the way we view gender. Lately, the brand has been trying to empower girls by fostering their…imaginations and aspirations. Now, the brand is attempting to break gender roles and stereotypes as well--their new campaign that shows dads playing Barbie with their daughters. The "Dads Who Play Barbie" campaign, aired this past weekend during the NFL playoffs. In the video, the dad says how "Barbie time" is necessary for him and his daughter: "You would… >> Read More
Today is the last full day of Barack Obama’s presidency. And I am grateful to have lived in the United States at a time when the white male monopoly on the Presidency was broken, at last.
It’s…important to say that I do not agree with Obama on everything, and in fact, I vehemently disagree with the positions he has taken on certain subjects dear to me. However, there is one point on which I can unequivocally admire Obama: his integrity and dignity in his personal life. There are ample role models… >> Read More