Charlie Hebdo, #Blacklivesmatter and Feminism: A Lesson in Activism

On January 11th, 2015, the world witnessed a global protest to the violent attacks against a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 staff members were killed.  Millions gathered in Paris, France peacefully demonstrating the importance of freedom of expression. The protests in Paris are a wonderful example of how people across the world can… Read More

Elsa S. Henry’s Blind Lady Versus Is Changing The Gaming Industry

Elsa S. Henry, a game designer and community manager for Storium, launched Blind Lady Versus awareness campaign about what it’s like to be legally blind and a lover of video games. Elsa live-tweets her video game experiences, discussing the challenges she faces as someone with low vision. Her mission is not to call out game… Read More

Trust-falling with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and other women I’m thankful for

One of the best scenes in Mean Girls is when Tina Fey’s character guides the unruly teenage girls through a trust fall exercise. Throughout my life I’ve reminisced on that scene, and when I’m feeling unsupported and isolated I remind myself that there are plenty of people who would catch me, if they were around to… Read More

Yoga: a Tool for Advocacy

If I say advocacy, do you think yoga? Perhaps after reading this article you will. Dr. Melissa West demonstrates that even yoga has a place when it comes to supporting and empowering women. In one of her recent yoga episodes I was surprised, and moved, by how she brings to light the problem of violence against women… Read More

First Podcast! Topic: Representation of Women in the Media

I am over the moon to introduce the beginning of a new facet of Her Story Arc today. On Sunday, October 26th myself, Jen Stayrook, and Lindsay Ann met on Google Hangouts and recorded our conversation. We’ve turned that conversation into a podcast that covers topics ranging from the male gaze in Anime, to character… Read More

Take Back the Cloth: Empowerment Through Cosplay

Halloween is around the corner and people are preparing for costumes.  It seems that walking into a Halloween store, however, is indicative of walking into a Victoria’s Secret: scant cloth and seductive poses are all that women often have to choose from.  There is acceptance of objectification of women in the cosplay realm because it’s… Read More