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Mean Reads: Women leaders handling coronavirus; gender …

What do countries with the best coronavirus responses have in common? Women leaders [Forbes] Women living alone during coronavirus [Washington Post, subscription required] Trans women have always been prepared for the apocalypse [Paper] Women at the frontlines of COVID-19 may…

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Podcast #11: How this O.G. self-care author …

For this week’s podcast I interview author Jennifer Louden, whose most recent book, “Why Bother,” will be published on April 21. Louden was one of the earliest self-care authors who published her first book, “The Woman’s Comfort Book” in 1992.…

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Granny KK explains how to not look …

Katherine Kjerland, affectionately known as GrannyKK, began her career in the fashion industry as a model when she was just 19. Sixty-five years later, her granddaughter, Max Bonbrest, co-founder of chic wardrobe basics brand AYR, has lured her back into modeling.…

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Mean Reads: Why the coronavirus pandemic needs …

Photo by CDC America’s coronavirus response must center on women, and the Black Plague shows how [NBC News] In NYC, coronavirus is killing men at twice the rate of women [The New York Times] Of course Gen X is doing…

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Podcast #10: Debra Szidon on her 70s-inspired handbag …

This week I speak with Debra Szidon, the multi-talented founder of a super-chic line of luxury handbags, The Cass Clutch. She also has an interior design business called Cocoon Home. In the podcast, she talks about being pulled in two directions…

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Mean reads: #norushchallenge; women and Covid-19; coronavirus …

Screenshots via YouTube It seems like the only thing to read about is coronavirus these days, and it’s kind of true. But hopefully this list provides a few women-in-the-news items that weren’t already on your newsfeed. 76+ women entrepreneurs to…

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Podcast #9 is live with Andy Schine, a …

I’m so excited to introduce you to ocean swimmer Andy Schine. We met in Wini Linguvic’s yoga class in our home town of Pacifica, California about a year ago, and I could tell right away I liked Andy and hoped we’d become…

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Of course a pandemic quarantine is Gen …

“Gen X wasn’t ordered to self-isolate, we preferred it,” says Christopher Borrelli in the Chicago Tribune. He goes on to clarify that it’s not a brag. The reasons why we’re not so bothered by sheltering in place as other generations…

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Podcast #8: All the feelings about gray hair …

Photo by Natasha Brazil on Unsplash Emmy award winning journalist Lizzie Bermudez was kind enough to join me for another conversation about being 50-something—this time we discussed gray hair. There’s a movement on social media where women are finding support…

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8 ways to find joy in your home …

Photo by Roberto Nickson Guys, most of us on in for the long haul when it comes to working from our home office. So we might as well make it pretty, or at least functional. A new rug, a fresh…

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Podcast #7: Angelina Rennell, founder of Beklina on …

Angelina Rennell has been running her online fashion boutique, Beklina, since 2006. Back then, there wasn’t much competition. But soon the internet was flooded with online fashion sellers. In our conversation, Rennell shares some reasons why that wasn’t a problem…

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Mean Reads: More JLO; Boko Haram survivors; …

Gender study finds 90% of people are biased agains women [BBC] The women who defied Boko Haram, and survived [The New York Times] Can women really look like Jennifer Lopez at 50? [WSJ] Great films directed by women: Mississippi Masala by…

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