Women and Empowerment

John Gerzema on Femininity and The Athena Doctrine

Tweet **originally published on The Huffington Post, April 2013** In Greek mythology, Athena is commonly known the goddess of wisdom, often associated with the qualities of courage and inspiration. More than that, Athena serves as a patron of sorts to many disciplines, ranging from the arts to just warfare. Heroic in nature, Athena could even […]


On The Athena Doctrine, Secrets and Brilliant Art Perspectives

Tweet Here’s a quick round-up of the latest Huffington Post writings, including two TED Weekends posts as well as an interview with the author of The Athena Doctrine, who I met at December’s TEDxWomen 2012 conference in Washington, D.C. ‘The Operating System of the 21st Century’: John Gerzema on Femininity and The Athena Doctrine Documenting […]


1000 Great Minds #8: Rebecca West

Tweet “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.” ~ Rebecca West A woman obsessed with cultural conversation, Cicely Isabel Fairfield, aka Rebecca West, lived to be […]


On Feminist Summer Camp and FIGMENT’s Creative Community

Tweet It’s official: summer has arrived. And with it, a sense of newness, creativity and community. Two of my recent articles on The Huffington Post talked about upcoming summer events here in NYC that are completely unrelated, yet touch on the cultural topics of feminism and creativity — topics we cover regularly here on TJCC. […]


Book Review: Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, and Abortion

Tweet This is one of those books that, when you see the title, you think you already know what you’re going to read – but you finish the book learning much more than you thought. My guess is that yesterday, today or tomorrow, you made a choice about something. Could be anything – what you […]

March 30, 2011 CONTINUE READING →

International Women’s Day: Who Will You Honor?

Tweet As some of you may know, today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. There are events happening all over the world – from gatherings and topic-based meet-ups, to educational sessions and in some cases, peaceful protests. It’s a day that’s always been important to me and for many of my friends – we’re Tweeting, […]

March 8, 2011 CONTINUE READING →

Love, Love, Love: Blogs I’m Digging

Tweet Like most bloggers, I read a mountain of blogs – not only to keep up with the latest on technology, SEO tips and content creation ideas, but also to discover – and in many cases, build relationships, with the other amazing bloggers out there spreading useful and creative messages. Every few months, I make […]

February 12, 2011 CONTINUE READING →

Poll: What Does It Mean To Be A Woman In Your World?

Tweet You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.  ~ Jane Galvin Lewis Each time we fill out a form, we are first asked to check a box that says:  Male or Female. At the DMV, at appointments, on job applications. On the surface, the question is not meant to judge; it’s simply a […]

November 25, 2010 CONTINUE READING →