Spokane is no stranger to bad press, but most of us who live in the area secretly don’t mind since it keeps the population down. However, earlier this week, a former resident’s essay in The Guardian made waves online and throughout the city for the bleak, false picture it painted of Spokane. The title alone will probably… Read More PNW Pride & Politeness: A Spok-Anecdote
On the eve of both International Women’s Day, and A Day Without A Woman, we wanted to offer the definition of feminism that we adhere to here at The Woodsy, offered by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson on September 20, 2014: For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have… Read More NvN: Big Day Tomorrow!
Happy Presidents’ Day week! I (Dena) hope you enjoyed your politically-themed national holiday. I put this post together because I just thought, you know, since Monday was President’s Day, you might have found yourself with some feelings and free time and thought, “Huh. I wonder what other women have done with some of their free time… Read More NvN: President’s Day Recovery
Is it just us, or did it seem like women were making more headlines this week than during the last few? We shall try to do this momentous week justice by with some of the biggest stories: courtesy of our very own Julia Ugarte of Rather Puckish It’s actually Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell that… Read More NvN: Nevertheless, They Persisted
Welp, it was bound to happen. We’ve come to the end of a week where paying attention to the news has left us depleted and exhausted. It’s hard to pick just a few woman-centric stories to highlight, when so many current events affect so many different populations. We’ve opted on just a few specific stories… Read More Nature vs. Nurture: Mostly Just Some Nature
Nature: well, looks like we (accidentally) picked a pretty momentous two weeks in American history to take a break to redesign, didn’t we? We didn’t do it purposefully, I swear, but it’s nice the way it worked out because the animated GIF to your right is basically live footage of us reacting to women-centric news as of late… Read More Nature vs. Nurture: Marching Through January
We are beyond excited to introduce our new vertical, Nature vs. Nurture. You might be wondering, “hey, Dena and Julia, what’s Nature vs. Nurture about?”. Well, thanks for asking. The short answer is that “nature” refers to what what’s happening and existing around us, while “nurture” is how we’re reacting, coping, processing, and in some cases,… Read More Nature vs. Nurture: Goings-on In (And Beyond) the PNW That Matter To Us