Believe it or not… this month’s Free Speech had the biggest turnout yet! Once again, our favorite live storytelling event was back with all new stories covering everything from learning to love yourself and getting your shot at the big time, to coming out and living with nuns. This month’s theme was, you guessed it, “Believe it or not…” Time to relive the magic!
On August 5th, millions will tune in to watch the world’s top athletes perform at the highest level on the world’s largest stage, so we figure there’s no better time to harness a little bit of that badassery for ourselves. Wildfang and fellow female empowerment movement I Am That Girl have joined forces with 17 of our fave fierce females to design a limited edition set of pins inspired by their own “you got this” moments.
Working at Wildfang, we cross paths with a lot of women who—for lack of a better word—are simply f*cking rad. From our collaborators and advisors to our customers, friends, and friends-of-friends, we knew we wanted to take advantage of this incredible community of women we were building; So, a few months ago, we hosted our first evening of Free Speech.
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Let’s talk about the F-word. That word women dare not utter for fear of being seen as that kind of girl. You know the one we’re talking about… FEMINISM. For so many people, feminism is seen as a thing of the past—something our mothers fought for, or their mothers, or their mothers’ mothers. But the reality is, we still live in a country where women have to fight for their own reproductive rights, get paid less than their male counterparts, and are more exposed to domestic violence and sexual assault. Oh and did we mention there are more CEOs called John than female CEOs period?