Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

14-Year Old Boy Stands Up for Gay People Everywhere

December 30, 2011

This boy gives me hope for the world.  He shows more wisdom, maturity and comfort than most people on this planet. We need more people like him, giving others the courage to talk about embracing who they are.

“I too hope that one day people can be judged not by the color of their skin or by the people that they love but by the content of their character.”

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Riley on Marketing

December 28, 2011

If YouTube existed back in the day, this probably would have been me captured on camera.  I never played with Barbies. I never got the point. I hated everything about princesses.  In fact, my favorite book was The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munch because it ends with the Princess telling off Prince Charming (Ronald) because after her castle burns down and she’s left with nothing to wear but a paper bag.  Ronald comments that she looks awful, and she lets him have it! I could never get enough of that book. And, my father probably got the most pleasure out of reading it with me.

I also very much resented baseball and football. Why couldn’t girls play them? So, without further adieu, I give you Riley… Sing it, sister!

It’s Time

December 22, 2011

What If the Body Is Actually Just a Mirror for How We Live Our Lives?

December 7, 2011

Wise words for healthy living and getting at the root of our health problems.

Finally Someone Saying Having It All IS Possible

December 7, 2011

“The most important career decision you make is who you choose to be your life partner.”

Watch the interview here. 

Really great interview of Sheryl Sandberg on how she and her husband split the house chores and responsibilities with their kids.  The interviewer asks her if her husband feels lame for being less successful than her.  She points out that when women are more successful than their husbands, their husbands are always asked if it’s okay because men are expected to excel professionally.  But, when it’s a man succeeding, no one ever asks the woman if she’s okay.   It’s a double standard, and we have to make it easier for men to make the same kinds of choices that women tend to be expected to make.

Finally, it’s nice to finally hear this from a powerful woman.  I think, deep down, most ambitious women expect this from their partners, but you never hear about it.  Most literature points to all of the barriers to women “having it all.”  Every article I read is all about the additional pressures on women in the household, having to juggle both professional and personal responsibilities.  Sandberg’s statement hits the nail on the head and helps pave the way for other women to do the same and act as role models for what is possible for women, without them feeling like they have to do everything.  She remarks that choosing the right partner is the most important decision one can make, not just for their life but for their careers.

I would agree, but we’re only just getting started in this discussion in the public discourse.

Courtney Martin on Today’s Feminism

December 6, 2011

“The mainstream media often paints my generation as ‘apathetic,’ but I think it’s much more accurate to say we are deeply overwhelmed.” –Courtney Martin

Reshaping the Case for Foreign Aid

December 5, 2011

Tell ‘Em Joe Sent Ya

 

 

Thank You, Steve

October 6, 2011

Truly words I try to live by… 

Stay hungry, Stay foolish.

Greatest Sports Competition of the Year

July 12, 2011

Women’s World Cup: USA vs. Brazil Quarterfinal

“I have no words. Phenomenal. The goal and then the PKs. Someone is writing this book. There is something about the American attitude to find a way to win. Unbelievable.” U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage

How the Internet Strengthens Dictatorships

November 6, 2009