Maria is a senior at Hofstra University majoring in Journalism and Women's Studies. When she is not planing her next trip or in Mexico visiting her friends and family she is probably watching a Disney movie or Parks and Recreation, and most definitely drinking coffee.
Maria ZaldivarThroughout the country we've encountered a louder ask for body positivity. Activists such as Jameela Jamil have publicly condemned publications that photoshop or airbrush models and actors in order to...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarThere is a huge gap between the way activists are perceived and the ideals behind our work. I've heard my father tell me time and time again that I am "too negative." Or, "constantly fighting" over po...Continue reading
Sarah BraddockEach day another person makes the leap. Whether it’s for moral reasons, to aid the environment, or in search of a healthier lifestyle, a vegan diet provides a convincing argument. If you need that e...Continue reading
Bobbie ArmstrongSix-time Olympic medalist, Aly Raisman isn’t just standing up for the next generation of gymnasts, but for girls everywhere. Though not currently training, her gymnastics radiates the same kind of ...Continue reading
Emily TaylorFairy lights draped from the corners of the concrete walls, while a crystal chandelier hung from the center of the venue. A jazz band strummed guitars and fiddled saxophones to the melodies of classic...Continue reading
Emily TaylorDiane von Furstenberg conveyed a message of empowerment at her International Women’s Day celebration a few weeks ago that had females feeling #INCHARGE.
“The acclaimed designer and president o...Continue reading
Savannah MatherAfter paying attention to the news these past few weeks, it is clear, now more than ever, that high school students are the face of change, the catalysts of a revolution. Before this, some thought tha...Continue reading
Emily TaylorA modest streetwear brand for Muslim women launched within the fashion market on Feb. 20. The brand Seek Refuge is the first of its kind, according to Vogue, and was created with the goal of empoweri...Continue reading
Tigerlily CooleyThe biggest takeaway I had from my FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) classes back in elementary and middle school was that most people don't like publically discussing sex. It makes them very... u...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerLast week, during a school shooting in Kentucky, a 15-year-old student killed two fellow classmates and injured eighteen others. According to The New York Times, this was the 11th school shooting of t...Continue reading
Emily TaylorPink cat-eared hats and big signs with assertions written in puffy paint and permanent marker paraded the streets of U.S. cities for the 2018 Women’s March. The movement came one year, to the date,...Continue reading
Paige BirdIf you're not familiar with the genius manifesto Feminist Fight Club -A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace and its brilliant author Jessica Bennet, we are here to right a tragic wrong. Journalist ...Continue reading
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Podcast Episode 2: Davyn – Side Hustles, Mentors & Self Care
The challenge is not to be perfect, it’s to be whole