Professional-Women

C: I wish people would start stressing the importance of more black/POC mental health professionals. After 7 years of battling depression my family finally decided to seek out a counselor for me. My only problem now is damn near every counselor in my area is white. Take that however you want to, but when a portion of your depression deals with your identity as a black female, racism and the struggles you experience because of it, it’s pretty hard to open up to someone who can never relate.

An educated

                   healthy

                              professional

                                                  black woman

can do yoga.  There is nothing to it but to do it. 

Hollywood won’t let female journalists be competent at their jobs.

…Even when journalists do their jobs, they’re often inexplicably thwarted by the narrative. Female journalists often turn out to have been manipulated by their sources all along (House of Cards, The Life of David Gale). In fact, pretty much the only time female journalists in Hollywood are allowed to be competent, successful, and professional without violating any ethical standards is when the journalists are based on real people (Spotlight, Good Girls Revolt).

The fictional female journalist has only been allowed to be unequivocally excellent at her job on a few occasions. The vintage classic His Girl Friday gave us Hildy Johnson, an iconic role for Rosalind Russell that contained all the classic rom-com tropes of personal and professional conflicts, yet never once saw its character crossing ethical lines. In Woman of the Year, Katharine Hepburn was a hardboiled feminist reporter whose success upstages her husband’s. Mary Tyler Moore’s TV news producer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show notably chose to face jail time rather than give up her sources; then there was the long-running ’90s series Murphy Brown (and even Murphy’s hard-hitting competence was countered by ditzy Corky Sherwood).

Most of these examples of “good” female journalists aren’t without issue, but they at least show us that Hollywood is capable of delivering complex, professional women in the world of journalism who are committed to their jobs and capable of maintaining basic ethical standards.

Many Gilmore Girls fans had hoped that Rory would take her place among these fictional examples as a proud professional journalist, as one more much-needed reminder that female journalists can be both competent and capable of getting a story without crossing ethical lines.

Alas, it seems Hollywood just isn’t ready for the Rory Gilmore of our dreams.

Read the full essay here.

Breaking the Ice Ceiling - Meet the Women Dominating Snowboarding Films

Check out espnW’s interview with our very own Vans Snow team rider, Leanne Pelosi. Plus take a glimpse at her nominations (ya, theres more than one) for TransWorld SNOWboarding’s 18th Annual Riders’ Poll Awards!

Success is Attractive

Successful women are attractive.

Professional women are attractive.

Business women are attractive.

Smart women are attractive.

Confident women are attractive.

Upstanding and classy women are attractive. 

As I grow older and strive for success myself, I began to find smart women with a business mentality and success-driven personality more and more attractive o.o

Elegance!

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Google is pushing for professional female emojis

“Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and would like to propose that Unicode implementers do the same,” Google employees wrote in a proposal. “Our proposal is to create a new set of emoji that represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.” There might just be one problem in what some are wearing.

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This is the only way to wear a body-con dress to work: high neck, sleeves and below-the-knee length.

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I ❤️ the Queen in total black😍😍

Mint Green!!!!

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I have a friend who is a wonderfully inspiring professional who also happens to be a trans woman.  Actually, I have several of those friends.  But, I was talking to this particular one this morning and said something that struck me as especially true and I want to share it with my Tumbleroos.

‘We are professional women doing jobs that would be tough for anyone.  But, we are also exceptionally well suited to be spectacular.  We just have to remind each other of that fact!’

You are exceptional and if you don’t feel up to reminding yourself of that today, please reach out because there are people out there who see it and know it.