You may have heard of the documentary called Miss Representation. It’s about how the way the American media portrays women affects the self-worth and self-esteem of girls growing up today. “It’s all about the body, not about the brain”, one teenage girl observes.
This buzz-worthy documentary premiered at Sundance earlier this year and has made its way through the film festival circuit. Oprah bought the distribution rights at Sundance, and has started showing Miss Representation on her network, OWN.
As a woman in business I felt like I knew a bit about this topic, but I learned a tremendous amount more. I learned how everyone is complicit in suppressing the potential of women, and intend to change my own behavior. At the same time, I was inspired by the surprisingly wise teenagers who were interviewed. Continue reading
During my trip to Indonesia, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with one thing: kopi luwak. For those of you that don’t know what it is, this is dubbed as the world’s most expensive coffee…. and it’s basically harvested from the poop of a particular kind of civet (a type of mammal). Yes, I did say “poop.” Asian palm civets eat coffee cherries for their fruit pulp. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard, this is Oprah’s Farewell Season. I’ve been DVR-ing every episode of the 25th season since last September to really soak up as much Oprah as I can get. I have learned so much from her in the past—how to tell if someone is molesting me, how to escape from the trunk of the car, who makes the best frozen microwavable mac-n-cheese—and I am ever so grateful for her being in my life.
One thing that makes me love this goddess even more, is that not only has she created her own television network OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network) but she is bringing light to stories that have meaning and haven’t been told yet. A new show on OWN stars Lisa Ling as the host of a new docu-series called, “Our America”. Watch below, a segment from one of the episodes that recently aired.