Be Inspired by Women Writers and Illustrators

Today I proudly welcome educator and writer Norah Colvin here to guest post. I was delighted when she accepted my offer to visit and chat about some of the women she has highlighted on her website so far in their roles as writers and illustrators for children’s books. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did upon receiving it. Norah, the floor is yours.

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3 Reasons Nursing Might Be For You

A career in nursing can help you achieve a work-family balance

Is nursing the right career for you? Photo by Rebecca20162393, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

For modern women, finding the balance between career progression and family can be a real nightmare. We might have made it out of the kitchen, but now we are trying to handle everything all at once: the home, the family, and the job.

However, there are a few jobs that can satisfy all your ambitions. You might not immediately consider a traditional female role like nursing to be particularly forward thinking, and yet, with its incredible benefits, nursing could actually allow you to be the woman who has it all.

No longer hampered by gender roles, nursing has raced into the future. Here are just 3 reasons you should consider it an option. Continue reading

Empowering Yourself From The Outside In

Wonder Woman symbolizes female strength

Female empowerment – Be your own unique version of Wonder Woman! Photo via a4gpa, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr.

There’s a lot of talk about female empowerment these days. Listening to a lot of it, one would assume that it’s something that needs to be given or allowed by the patriarchal status quo. Yet more might suggest that it’s something that should be taken by force from a society that’s withholding it. For many of us, however, empowerment is neither something that can be given, nor taken but rather, it’s something that needs to be realized. Realization is a very personal journey and with this in mind, female empowerment becomes self empowerment on a gender-wide scale. There’s something satisfying about the image of women all over the world that the power was inside them all along. Of course, female empowerment is as much a sociological and economic issue as a personal one, with a gender pay gap that looks set to continue for centuries. Change, however great, is made up of the actions of individuals. Continue reading