Jaz is one of the 2012 Summer roster of guest bloggers.
Five years ago, I had no idea what a doula was. (Doula what? Doula who?) Then I saw the Ricki Lake documentary “The Business of Being Born” and was forever changed. I cried through most of it thinking about my cousin’s pregnancy and hospital childbirth via caesarian, and decided I wanted to learn more about doulas and even be one someday....read more
Many women have to choose between earning money to provide basic necessities for themselves and their family, or staying home sick or with a sick family member. It’s not really much of a choice, is it?...read more
This is Janna, also known on the interwebs as goddessjaz or jaz, and I’m happy to back blogging here on Feministe....read more
Folks of Feministe, thanks so much for a marvelous two weeks in your realm! I really enjoyed the discussion and the warm welcome I received here. Before I go, I got a message today that I felt compelled to share in light of my experience here. I subscribe to DailyOm and love their daily inspirational [...]...read more
There’s been much in the news about celebrity infidelity lately, not only with Tiger Woods and Jesse James (Sandra Bullock’s horrific ex-husband) but it’s been brewing in the Hip-Hop/R&B world. Much of the discussion started around Alicia Keys, who fell in love with (and got pregnant and just married) producer Swizz Beats, who was married [...]...read more
Over the last month or so, I’ve been following this story about trendy makeup company MAC’s inappropriate collaboration with design duo Rodarte. It was reported that the unnamed collection, due to launch in September, was inspired by Rodarte’s trip through Texas which exposed them to Mexican culture; and thus they named a couple of their [...]...read more
Greetings, Feministe! My name is jaz and I’m honored to be guest blogging here for the next couple of weeks. Like many of my fellow bloggers, I wear several hats. I’m a reproductive justice student and advocate, and a communications/social media professional. Over two years ago, I created a blog and collective with a couple [...]...read more