I have always hated talking about myself. My worst fear is giving a "fun fact" about myself in a group setting, or being asked why I think I should be hired for a job. By nature, I am a self-deprecating person, so I have never been one to talk myself up. I thought it was… Continue reading Braggadocious: Why Aren’t Women Allowed to be Proud?
My office is very casual, so I can get away with wearing pretty much anything. A few days ago I showed up to work wearing a nice high topknot, a full face of makeup including lipstick, and a decent looking outfit. The following day I showed up in a ball cap and a plaid shirt,… Continue reading Girls don’t like boys who “don’t like girls who…”
We need to talk about The Wendy Williams Show. More specifically, Priyanka Chopra’s interview with Wendy Williams which aired this past week. Regardless of the sex of the interviewer, questions directed at female guests are often sexist and centre around stereotypically feminine topics such as fashion, hairstyles, and dating, and tends to stay away from… Continue reading Next Question
When I was younger, I was a competitive figure skater. Looking at me now, you might find this surprising. From ages 4-16 I competed in out of town tournaments and often came home with at least one medal each time. I woke up early for practice before school, and was back at the rink after… Continue reading Thick Girls, Thick Skin: Sports Edition
I'm sure a lot of you folks have been on job interviews. Maybe they went well, maybe not so much. For any men out there: for even one second, did any part of you wonder whether you didn't get the job based on your clothing/hair choices? Unlikely. Today's post is about something I've been struggling… Continue reading Professional Prejudice