Book Review: Buy Alexis Jones’ I Am That Girl for yourself and every girl you kno

Book Review: I Am That Girl

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It embarrasses me to admit this, but I haven’t always considered myself a feminist. It wasn’t until I read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In last year that I realized feminists aren’t the crazy, hippie, bra-burning women they used to be. They–we–are simply people who believe women as a whole are not given equal opportunities and are misrepresented in the mainstream media.

Once I realized this, I was like “Oh, well duh. Of course I’m a feminist.”

My eyes were opened even more when I went to Invisible Children’s Fourth Estate Leadership Summit back in August of 2013. One of the sessions I attended was called “Who Runs the World? Girls,”  during which a panel of women spoke about all things women. This panel included my good friend Meg; actress Sophia Bush; and one of the founders of the nonprofit I Am That Girl, Alexis Jones.

The session changed my perspective on a lot of things and got me interested in I Am That Girl. Then I found out Alexis was writing a book, also called I Am That Girl, so as soon as it became available in March, I had my hands on it.

While the book was a little easy to put down, I still loved it. In fact, I’ve already bought two more copies to give as gifts and plan on giving it to every girl I know for our next gift-giving holiday.

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Three Socially Conscious Oscar Speeches

Three Socially Conscious Oscar Speeches

Some of the biggest stories coming out of last night’s Academy Awards involve Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta, and a massive celebrity selfie.

However, there are three completely different things that stuck out to me from the Oscars: the three socially conscious Oscar speeches delivered by Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, and Steve McQueen.

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The 2014 Winter Classic

The 2014 Winter Classic was an experience of a lifetime for hockey fans. Click through to find out what it was like!

On January 1, Sean and I were two of the fortunate 105,491 in attendance at the 2014 Winter Classic.

I use the word “fortunate” lightly, because it was 13° Fahrenheit when the game started, and it snowed all day.

I was able to get four tickets total, two of which went to our friends Zach and Aaron. I bought two tickets back in July when I became a season ticket holder to the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. They cost me $135 each, but I was expecting them to be $300 or more each, so I was happy to pay it for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Then, of course, the weekend before the big game, I got a call from my boss saying he had two tickets to the Winter Classic that were mine if I wanted them. I explained that I already had tickets, but I knew some people who would want to go if given the chance. He agreed, and Sean and I took my boss’s tickets and gave ours to Zach and Aaron. So really, all things considered, $270 for four tickets to the big game wasn’t a bad deal at all.

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