Secret Code: Special Release
Back in December, we introduced you to Mara Lecocq, creator and author of Secret Code. Lecocq created Secret Code for a few reasons, two of which being: she wanted to help with the problem of diversity in technology and leadership and she wanted to create a book that showed young girls of all colors, shapes, and sizes, role models that they could relate to.
The New Year
This time last year I was visiting some friends in Miami. Among them was one of the women who was helping me with the design for what was going to eventually be La Femme Collective. I remember I didn’t want to bring it up too much because I didn’t want to constantly talk about it on vacation, but at the same time I wanted to constantly talk about it because I was so excited, so unaware of what the future would hold for me and the rest of the LFC team.
Festive Freelancers: The Pros and Cons
You’ll often hear me waxing lyrical about the benefits of working freelance; while it’s not an option for everyone or for all professions, if you’re lucky enough to be your own boss then it’s generally a pretty good way to work. At this time of year, there are extra benefits to self-employment, as well as some drawbacks… Let’s look at the pros and cons of a freelance Holiday.
Why We Need a Feminist Fight Club
I’ve recently taken the plunge and decided to join a book club. For someone who genuinely enjoys reading, joining a book club just seemed like a natural progression – I’ll finally get book suggestions from other people besides my mother and I’ll get to engage in intellectually stimulating conversations with people I respect while hopefully eating cheese.
Think Piece: BANKS
BANKS is an artist I’ve had my eye on for quite a while now, mostly after hearing her song, “Waiting Game” back in 2014. I was instantly attracted to the dark, almost whimsical tone and found myself quickly falling in love with all of her songs. I also found myself falling for her openness, her honesty, and her fierceness after “getting to know her” through her videos and interviews on the internet.
Off the Tracks
I’ve always known what I wanted to do with my life: get through schooling, move to New York City, pursue a career in writing, and marry Leonardo DiCaprio. As of now, I’m way behind in my life plans as I’m taking an indefinite leave of absence from school. Instead of finishing what would be my senior year, I’m working as a sales associate/stylist at a store while living in my childhood bedroom at my parent’s house.
She Did It - Ada Lovelace
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Without this amazing woman, you wouldn’t be reading this—that’s right, her achievement as the world’s first computer programmer is often credited to Charles Babbage, but, no, she did it. That’s a huge deal, and so our new segment, She Did It, the superpowered team up of Geek Girl Riot and La Femme Collective, are celebrating this special day by telling you everything you need to know about this genius mathematician. Hit play and get inspired!
She Did It - Katherine Johnson
Just because history, law, and society told us we couldn’t, doesn’t mean we never did. Ever since women have been around, they’ve been kicking ass—and She Did It, a superpowered team up of Geek Girl Riot and La Femme Collective, is here to shine a light on those ladies whose amazing accomplishments men took credit for, or were automatically attributed to men, throughout history.