All The Things I’ve Learned About Maternity Leave

All The Things I’ve Learned About Maternity Leave

Last week I wrote about some of the lessons I’ve learned during my pregnancy journey. I mentioned that maternity leave benefits suck—especially in America. I know this isn’t really news to anyone—or rather I hope this isn’t news to anyone, because awareness leads to progress. But it wasn’t until I was pregnant and actually in need of … Read More

Why “Buy American” Isn’t The Ethical Answer

Why “Buy American” Isn’t The Ethical Answer

  Late last year I came across some minimalism readings that made me interested in “living with less.” A vague interest in purging the unnecessary quickly lead to a commitment to shopping ethically and minimally. My interest quickly escalated after learning about the effect of fast-fashion on the environment and impoverished communities around the globe. It … Read More

Today I Have Hope

Today I Have Hope

Today is finally the day. On the surface, it feels like I’ve been waiting a year and a half for this day, but truly I’ve been waiting 25 years. America has been waiting centuries. It’s Election Day, but more importantly, it’s the first time Americans saw a female presidential nominee from one of the two major … Read More

A Recipe for Life: A Dash of Silver Lining

A Recipe for Life: A Dash of Silver Lining

My life is nothing like I imagined it to be. Exactly 3 years ago I was planning to continue living in Poland and to become a translator. Meanwhile, I moved to Chicago, got married, and started a website with traditional recipes. I hope my story, while sad at times, will be interesting and maybe even … Read More

Have No Fear, You’re Not Alone

Have No Fear, You’re Not Alone

For my first two years out of college I worked at an education reform nonprofit that was focused on amplifying diverse voices in education. It was my first “real” job and I felt very much out of place. After my first day, which was also our first staff meeting, I went home and cried. “It doesn’t … Read More

Why We’re Here: Women Sticking Together

Why We’re Here: Women Sticking Together

Once upon a time, I was an aspiring fashion blogger. I was in college and in love with the idea of writing about fashion, crafting, and all things vintage. I was on a roll for a while, but then life got in the way (as it usually does). I graduated college, got my first real … Read More