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Women on Film: Tina Fey Makes the Screams Go Away

An ode to Tina Fey, the funniest among women. There is a goddess amongst female comedy writers, and her name is Tina. I speak with some authority on the matter, as I have worked in comedy as a writer who carries estrogen as a predominant hormone. Being a female comedy […]

Women on Film: How to Rebel

Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” shows us how to stay true to our beliefs under great adversity. In the day-to-day of living life, many of us are constantly assailed by the “at leasts.” “God, I’m annoyed with traffic, but at least I have my health,” one might sigh staring down five miles-per-hour […]

Women on Film: The Beauty of an Emotional Silence

Sometimes, you don’t need words to express yourself perfectly. Words, words, words – we live in a world where words tumble over each other like pinwheels bouncing off a roller coaster. Words seep into our consciousness through the screens on our hands, the pad on our desks, the hanging fixtures […]

Women on Film: The Scandalous Life of An Unmarried Woman

Jill Clayburgh’s portrayal of a divorcee in the 1978  film An Unmarried Woman, helped redefine marriage and sexuality. In 1978, Hollywood came up with its own answer to the shifting roles of women in a newly-feminist society. In An Unmarried Woman, Jill Clayburgh made real the newly-single woman, redefining her […]

Women on Film: Daenerys Targaryen Shows Us Strength

Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones shows us how to lead (through fire). Life is difficult on most levels and tedious on others. Joy and sorrow waltz about as our close companions on this planet, tricking out each moment with happiness, sadness, or simple ambivalence. We are generally left vacillating […]

Women on Film: The Beauty of an Emotional Silence

Sometimes, you don’t need words to express yourself perfectly. Words, words, words – we live in a world where words tumble over each other like pinwheels bouncing off a roller coaster. Words seep into our consciousness through the screens on our hands, the pad on our desks, the hanging fixtures […]

Women on Film: Katniss Everdeen as Feminist Role Model

Here at EcoSalon, there’s no Team Edward or Jacob. There is only Team Katniss. Picture this: the end of modern civilization is upon us. The Mayans have gotten it right and the shifting Earth’s axis has thrown us all into space. Or Yellowstone’s super volcano has erupted, coating us with […]

5 Happy Endings We’d Like to See for ‘Breaking Bad’

“Breaking Bad” is the best-written show currently residing on our small screens. Don’t agree? Then let us pour a glass of Schraderbrau and talk episodes. Or rather, let’s skip right to the end, which is likely to be as epic and well-crafted as the first four-and-a-half seasons of the best-written […]

Women on Film: Ike, Tina and The Realities of Domestic Violence

What will it take to make people understand the horror of domestic violence? In the current cultural wars, the assault on women’s rights is escalating. Republican candidate Rick Santorum wants to give states the right to make birth control illegal. Virginia’s Bob McDonnell wants mandatory vaginal ultrasounds for women seeking […]

Women on Film: The Scandalous Life of An Unmarried Woman

Jill Clayburgh’s portrayal of a divorcee in the 1978  film An Unmarried Woman, helped redefine marriage and sexuality. In 1978, Hollywood came up with its own answer to the shifting roles of women in a newly-feminist society. In An Unmarried Woman, Jill Clayburgh made real the newly-single woman, redefining her […]

Women on Film: Body Snark as Universal Women Speak

Body snark is the universal language of women, translating across all cultures. Getting a professional manicure is like sitting in on a group therapy session, but with acetate fumes. Everyone is over-sharing, and it’s often to people whose mother tongue is way more complicated than yours. “His mother is staying […]

Women on Film: Ike, Tina and The Realities of Domestic Violence

What will it take to make people understand the horror of domestic violence? In the current cultural wars, the assault on women’s rights is escalating. Republican candidate Rick Santorum wants to give states the right to make birth control illegal. Virginia’s Bob McDonnell wants mandatory vaginal ultrasounds for women seeking […]

Women on Film: Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek Broke Barriers

Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura was an inspiration in a time of racial strife. Before Halle Barry, before Beyonce, and before Zoe Saldana – there was Nichelle Nichols, who boldly went where no African-American woman had gone before. Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek, contributing to Gene Roddenberry’s […]

Women on Film: Body Snark as Universal Women Speak

Body snark is the universal language of women, translating across all cultures. Getting a professional manicure is like sitting in on a group therapy session, but with acetate fumes. Everyone is over-sharing, and it’s often to people whose mother tongue is way more complicated than yours. “His mother is staying […]

5 Happy Endings We’d Like to See for ‘Breaking Bad’

“Breaking Bad” is the best-written show currently residing on our small screens. Don’t agree? Then let us pour a glass of Schraderbrau and talk episodes. Or rather, let’s skip right to the end, which is likely to be as epic and well-crafted as the first four-and-a-half seasons of the best-written […]

Women on Film: Channeling Confidence

Helen Mirren’s Queen Elizabeth I shows us how to behave in the face of adversity. Anyone who believes life is easy probably lives under a rock, inside a cave or in the magical, enchanted land of Denial. Life is more like a visiting carnival in the local church parking lot. […]

Women on Film: How Not to Care Like Melissa McCarthy

Megan, of the movie Bridesmaids, remembers the joy of just being yourself. If you work from home, you often make interesting style choices. One choice could be a negligee tucked into yoga pants capped off by a plaid wool shawl purchased in 1991 Edinburgh (where it was terribly stylish at […]

5 Happy Endings We’d Like to See for ‘Breaking Bad’

“Breaking Bad” is the best-written show currently residing on our small screens. Don’t agree? Then let us pour a glass of Schraderbrau and talk episodes. Or rather, let’s skip right to the end, which is likely to be as epic and well-crafted as the first four-and-a-half seasons of the best-written […]

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Earth Day Fashion Guide: On Trend

Check out our Earth Day Fashion Guide, full of our trendy top picks from the environmentally conscious and active online shop EcoHabitude! Known as the ethical marketplace, EcoHabitude aims to create more transparency in the online green marketplace, and has created the EcoTag system that indicates which ethical and environmental […]

25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

Social Media Activism Helps Women Reclaim Their Bodies

Social media activism can be done anywhere.

You might not think that a social media platform would be the place where women go to reclaim their bodies. But that’s just what the following women did.

Mashable recently published a great article detailing the stories of three women who harnessed the power of social media activism to claim their identity by discussing their bodies. Each woman’s story is incredibly moving but totally different:

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