Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!
Comedian Lily Tomlin was born in 1939 and grew up in Michigan with her parents and one older brother. Tomlin was not pursuing comedy when she began college at Wayne State University.
Happy Birthday Lucille Ball!
On August 6th of 1911 the hilariously talented Lucille Ball entered the world. Lucille was born in Jamestown, New York to a small struggling family. Her father, Henry, worked as an electrician having to move around the country to find work. Only three years after Lucille’s birth her father fell sick with typhoid fever and passed shortly after in 1915.
Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard and/or seen Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover. Caitlyn is finally living a life that feels authentic to her. In the article Caitlyn is quoted saying,
“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘you just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.
Miley Cyrus: a name that conjures many images. Some think of the young girl who played Hannah Montana in their child’s favorite television show. Others imagine the leotard sporting, foam finger wearing woman dancing with Robin Thicke at the VMA’s. Now more often than not it’s the latter. And either way her name makes people raise eyebrows. Cyrus is aware of her ability to turn heads, “when you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot. It’s like, I know you’re going to look at me more if my breasts are out, so look at me. And then I’m going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.”
What does it mean to be a feminist?
The beauty of feminism is that it means different things for different people.
In her Ted Talk (now also made popular in Beyonce’s “Flawless”) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defines a feminist as, “the person who believes in the social political, and economic equality of the sexes”. It can be as simple and beautiful as that.
I am a feminist. I am a FEMINIST. I AM A FEMINIST.