5 Things That Made Me a Happy Feminist This Week

Friday, January 10, 2014

1. On Monday, it was announced that Saturday Night Live has FINALLY hired another black woman. Sasheer Zamata will be the show's first black female cast member in five years. I later learned the show has also brought on two black female writers -- LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones. 

2. On Tuesday, Google recognized the 123rd birthday of Zora Neale Hurston by honoring her with a Google doodle. Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, was arguably the most widely published female writer of her era and is one of the women who inspired me to write.

3. On Wednesday I cried like a little punk while watching an inspiring video of Lakeisha Shurn, who recorded a video diary every day for 100 days of her efforts to boost her self-esteem and discover self-love through daily exercise.

4. On Thursday, my blog post on learning to love my name was featured on BlogHer.com.

5. Also, on Thursday I found a list of 15 awesome Golden Girls items that I'm now adding to my birthday wish list. Here's a sample:

Available via the Pick Me Cups Etsy shop

Available via the Toastertees Etsy shop

What made you happy this week?

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you a one of a kind day filled with good times and great memories. Happy Birthday.