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13
May

Check out member of  Woodhull’s Faculty, Joyce McFadden’s new book Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women.

“A fascinating and empowering text for women of all ages.”
–Publishers Weekly

“Your Daughter’s Healthy Identity Starts With You.

After psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden treated countless women who felt alone and isolated in experiences that they were unaware many other women were dealing with too, she began to ask what she could do to help them reach out to each other.  The result was the launch of her Women’s Realities Study in which she interviewed hundreds of women from ages 18-105, about the most private issues as she sought to understand what events in a woman’s life impact her future happiness and self-confidence. What McFadden found was truly revealing— the theme that most interested them as they explored their identities was how their relationship with their mothers influenced their understanding of themselves as sexual beings throughout their lives—from the time they were little girls straight through adulthood.

Drawing on over a thousand responses, Your Daughter’s Bedroom offers a new and unprecedented look at the mother-daughter bond. McFadden argues that the type of womanhood mothers model for their daughters determines the young girls’ comfort with their own bodies which, in turn, leads to confidence and satisfaction later in life.

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Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Culture | Women | Blog
4
May

Check out Woodhull Alumna and Fellow, Tara Bracco’s Poetic People Power featured in “The Revolution Will Be….Poetic People Power”
by Melissa F. Moschitto originally posted to The Brooklyn Rail

“If politicians want to defund the National Endowment for the Arts, it may be because they are afraid of the power of art. If they are afraid of the power of art, it’s because they recognize the potency of the poet’s words. And if politicians are indeed unnerved by the potency of the poet, then they should indeed be intimidated by Poetic People Power, and the political feats it accomplishes outside the realm of politicians. Each spring, some of the fiercest poets are united in New York City to tackle thorny topics–universal health care, voting, democracy–with the power of the spoken word. With wit and fearlessness, they have systematically challenged the status quo, creating a ripple effect over the last nine years.

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Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Culture | Events | Blog
2
May

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 6:30 PM
NOW-NYC hosts a special workshop with leading feminist activist, Shelby Knox, who will give the inside track on igniting change in the blogosphere and beyond.  Learn how to sharpen your blogging skills and tap the power of social networking for good.  Join us for expert advice on how to be an effective activist and revolutionary thinker on the web.
RSVP: contact@nownyc.org212-627-9895
Location: 150 West 28th Street, Suite 304, NYC (@7th Ave)

About Shelby Knox

A seasoned feminist organizer, Shelby Knox knows how to utilize social media and blogging to inspire individuals and make change.  With more than 8,000 followers, it’s no wonder Forbes listed her as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter.”  Today, Shelby is the Director of Organizing for Change.org, where her online petition in response to the irresponsible reporting of a New York Times journalist covering the gang rape of a young Texas girl received national attention and forced the Times to issue an apology and follow-up story.

Category : Events | Blog
29
Apr

Check out the article written by recent Woodhull alum, Marie Sabatino, on the work of an amazing, self-taught and visionary artist living with schizophrenia: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­http://www.riccomaresca.com/fluence/magazine.htm

It’s called, Melvin Way: The Man, the Pen, and the Moon, and appears in the March/April edition of fluence magazine, published by Ricco/Maresca Gallery.

Marie tells us “The Woodhull Writers Retreat has been tremendous and I feel compelled to mention that it has given me more confidence to pitch new ideas and make things happen!” Congratulations Marie!

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Blog
27
Apr
PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY Proudly Presents
DANGEROUS TERRITORY

Thursday, May 19th
7:00 pm
Just outside the Feminist District
The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Times Square

FACEBOOK INVITE: http://on.fb.me/fI7lXD

$12 students/ pre-paid, $15 at door

Limited Seating, Buy Tickets Today!

Category : Culture | Events | Women | Blog
25
Apr

Originally posted to Personal Finance Blog on April 20th

Manisha Thakor, Woodhull Alumna and personal finance expert for women, explains how to start a budget & why it is important to have one in place for you and your family. Where does your budget stand? Watch here for tips! For more advice from Manisha sign up to get her weekly blog or follow her on Twitter @ManishaThakor

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Education | Blog
14
Apr

Check out Manisha Thakor, Woodhull Alumna, on Good Day Houston April 12th, 2011!

Money management for women expert Manisha Thakor answers the question, “what does a real budget look like”? Does your budget match? Find out more at www.ManishaThakor.com

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Blog
14
Mar

Tara Bracco, Woodhull Faculty and poet extraordinaire, was featured in O Magazine last week. See Tara in Oprah’s Fashion Extremes: Celebrate Your Unique Style!

Tara runs two amazing projects:

- Poetic People Power– an ongoing project that combines poetry and activism
- The Project Solution- a nonprofit dedicated to giving everyday people the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Culture | Blog
11
Mar

Woodhull Alumna, Sunny Sea Gold’s  new book comes out April 5th, 2011!

Sunny Sea Gold started fighting a binge eating disorder in her teens. But most books on the topic were aimed at older women, women she had a hard time relating to. Calling on top psychiatrists, nutritionists, and fitness experts, Sunny offers real advice to a new generation fighting an age-old war. With humor and compassion from someone who’s seen it all, Food: The Good Girl’s Drug is about experiences shared by many women-whether they’ve been struggling with compulsive overeating their whole lives, or have just admitted to themselves, that yes, it’s more than just a bad habit.  Pre-Order your copy today at Amazon.com!

Sunny Sea Gold is deputy editor at Redbook and former health editor at Glamour and Seventeen. Her writing has appeared in Real Simple, Best Life, Psychology Today and many other publication. Check out Sunny’s organziation Healthygirl.org

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Women | Blog
8
Mar

Originally posted to MSN Today Books on March 8th.

Watch Raoul Felder, celebrity divorce attorney and co- author with Barbara Victor on “The Good Divorce,” as he discusses the mistakes many people make while going through a split and how to manage financially through the ordeal.

“The Good Divorce” can be purchased on Amazon

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates | Culture | Blog
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