Here at FORA, we’re obviously all about celebrating the amazing ladies in our life, and this week, we’re breaking down five podcasts that are about women, are hosted by women, and honour women.
Keep reading to see what podcasts you need to add to your daily pop culture intake!
International Women’s Day is all about girl power! Celebrate today with your fronds ’till the ond. Dance all night long, rage with your girl gang and go ~zig-a-zig-ah~ for these jams.
Ring the Beyoncé alarm, because today is International Women’s Day.
And it just so happens that it’s also the day our American sisters will go on a historic strike as part of “A Day Without A Woman.” Girl power is needed now more than ever, but attending the strike is a privilege because for many women, missing a day of work isn’t in the cards.
The 6ix will celebrate International Women’s Day in a march on March 11, starting at the University of Toronto’s Medical Sciences Building and ending with a fair inside Ryerson University’s Student Learning Centre.
Don’t feel ashamed if you can’t make it to a march. Luckily, there are still things you can do to to stand in solidarity, make your voice heard and feel empowered.
Last week, Paul Feig was announced as the distinguished artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s 2017 directing workshop for women. And we have some thoughts.
Don’t get us wrong—we love Paul Feig, and he clearly believes in making movies that challenge stereotypes about women. Just look at his list of credits—he directed Spy, Ghostbusters, The Heat, and Bridesmaids, and he also created the 1999 cult hit TV show Freaks and Geeks, a series where once-adversarial characters Lindsay Weir and Kim Kelly eventually become close friends and confidants.
But come on, AFI—there are dozens of incredibly talented female directors out there who we think could have fit the bill! Here are just a few:
Posted by Sara Cristiano
Tagged Female Directors, girl power, Lifestyle
Fifteen years ago today Elle Woods taught a salon full of ladies how to master the bend and snap, all while simultaneously teaching a generation of girls how to follow their dreams. Armed with Bruiser, her pink pencil skirt and a whole lot of determination, this Harvard Law Student showed us that it’s possible to be a badass lawyer AND have perfect hair.
Posted by Cassidy Allan
Tagged girl power, Legally Blonde, Lifestyle
Sometimes putting on makeup and pampering yourself makes you feel like a woman…and sometimes kicking ass and standing up for women’s rights does the same thing. Women are strong willed, amazing creatures that are capable of just about anything. We’re compassionate, intellectual individuals and often times don’t give ourselves enough credit.
These five women gangs are striving to make our world a better place in one way or another and aren’t letting stereotypes or sexism hold them back.
In a world where police officers are predominantly portrayed as husky men who always get to be the heroes, FORA’s girl squad is here to shine a light on some of the strongest female members of the force.
Click through to see our fave pop culture cops who are not only badass, but BADASS WOMEN WITH A LICENCE TO KILL.
Posted by Hilary Allan
Tagged girl power, Lifestyle, Pop Culture
Fall is here, winter is nearing, but sometimes…it’s hard to miss our summer fling.
We all have our own methods when it comes to dealing with heartbreak, some may show more/less emotions then others. If you’re chilling in the same boat as I am, and we’re having a Life of Pi moment, pay attention to this post, and pause The Notebook. Or turn it off. It’s best to just step away from the television… read more…
Source: Vogue Brazil
Will the real queen bee please stand up?! Competitors /bow down/ because I’m clearly referring to Naomi Campbell: conquistador of the runway and ~Queen of the world~. Since she broke onto the scene at the tender young age of five, the sassy south Londoner hasn’t taken designer knockoffs or “no’s” for an answer. We’ve watched her grow, watched her fall (hey to be fair they were nine-inch mock-crocodile skin platforms), and watched her reclaim her sanity with community service (also while wearing platform shoes). Her image has transformed from a shy, play-it-safer to a Beyoncé-Tina-Turner hybrid, with a minor pit stop as a criminal offender (x 7 …and counting). In honour of fashion’s favourite misbehaver, here is a look at the physical and mental evolution of the woman Nelson Mandela calls his honorary granddaughter.
Naomi Campbell or bust! (That’s Queen Naomi to you!) read more…
Throughout the entirety of his years spent away at boarding school, Prince William only changed the poster above his bed once. When he first moved in, the British heir hung a snapshot of Pam Anderson above his bed. After years of love for the Canadian bombshell, the Prince finally decided to part ways with the image and replaced Pam with a poster of his newest love: Baby Spice. #fact
At the crossroad of platform heels and *girl power*, a group of five sassy British popstars ruled the 90s airwaves and fashion scene. At the height of their careers in 1996, the Spice Girls’ style was just as important as their music, having the power to influence a whole generation as well as a British Prince. Evidently, these timeless trends have resurfaced in the form of today’s hottest fashions. Every ensemble from Kung Fu fighting/dancing queen/tribal/spaceman (and all that’s in between) – here is a look the timeless fashions from Spice World. Prince William, this one’s for you ; ) read more…