Entrepreneur Inspires Political Activism With VOTE 2016 Products For ‘Smart Women’

September 27, 2016 by

For the last several years we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Julie Hellwich, a hardworking entrepreneur who has been inspiring, empowering and entertaining ‘smart women’ everywhere since 1999 with her clever, witty, and oh-so-WYSKy line of Smart Women Company lifestyle products. As November 8 fast ... [Read More]


Designer Handcrafts Bags And Backpacks Out Of Wood As Unique Way To ‘Keep It All Together’

September 19, 2016 by

Inspired by nature, Merve Burma has been handcrafting the most unique bags and backpacks out of real wood since 2011. To up the awesome of her Istanbul-based woodworking brand Grav Grav, she recently added a new collection that features a whole nother layer of artistry... cross stitching. Using colorful ... [Read More]

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New Collection Aims To Disrupt Gendered Fashions With Bold Suit Options For Girls

August 11, 2016 by

By Lori Day - There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs grabbing the media spotlight and making headlines today because they are being worn ... [Read More]


Artist Creates Spectacular Flower Portraits Using Only Items Foraged From Mother Nature

June 29, 2016 by

"Nothing taped, nothing glued, just Mother Nature balancing delicately on itself." That’s how Vicki Rawlins, artist and co-founder of Sister Golden, describes her flower face portraits, which she creates using only items that "came directly from the earth." They are inspired and truly spectacular. Of her back-to-nature ... [Read More]


From The Brains Of Women: 6 Geek-Tastic Goodies That Get Our Neurons All Fired Up

May 20, 2016 by

Space, science, grammar, books, hatching a plan for world domination, etc... whatever fuels your inner geek goddess is a very good thing, in our estimation. That's why we're suckers for nerd-licious goodies, especially when they're made by smart, creative women. Here are 6 we dig! Pictured above: Handmade writing journal by Sarah Matthews, owner and designer of Journal & Company ... [Read More]


Woman Inspires Others To Commit Random Acts Of Affirmation With Positive “Truth Bomb” Cards

May 10, 2016 by

Creativity can strike at any time, and sometimes, in the most unexpected places. For Joy McMillan, it was in a public restroom, during a moment of insecurity and introspection, when she got an idea to launch a movement to inspire women to spread kindness, counter negative self-talk, and ignite confidence ... [Read More]

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Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener

April 11, 2016 by

When Colleen Jordan was an Industrial Design student she dreamed of doing a project that would allow people to carry plants on them... small farms growing on raincoats, little plants living on lapels, flowers hitching a ride on bike handlebars. Almost every professor she presented her idea to said, “Not in my class,” which made her want to do it even more. Now a successful ... [Read More]

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The Mission-Driven Feminists And Sexual Pleasure Educators Behind Babeland

March 16, 2016 by

By Claire Cavanah - Rachel Venning and I opened our first Babeland store (then Toys in Babeland) in 1993 in Seattle, when we were in our 20’s, just out of college, each of us actively searching for the next big move to make in our lives. We were both lesbians, both feminists, and had a keen interest in sex - not just dating and ... [Read More]