Happy International Women’s Day, y’all! Ladies have accomplished a lot since last year’s International Women’s Day—fostering the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and organizing a second Women’s March, for example—and those accomplishments are definitely worth celebrating.
Today is International Women’s Day, and it’s no secret that we live and breath #GIRLPOWER around here. It’s also no secret that we’re just a little obsessed with Toronto artist RALPH. She’s already set the mood with us in studio, and now she’s back to set the mood for your International Women’s Day with a specially curated Spotify playlist!
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:
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.
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.