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Entries from July 2008

New York: LIKWUID

July 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Likwuid: 26, born and raised in Columbia, SC, hip hop artist (her music linked here), personal trainer, learning how to DJ, has her own company, Royalty Media Group, which works on changing how women are viewed in hip hop. “There are numerous women that are making great music. But if you let the industry tell […]

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Mid-Week Memo: Women and Rock

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In Philadelphia, we caught up with Emily, 26, right, who is the lead singer of Philly-based electro-pop outfit Pony Pants. She is the server of gelato by day, rock star by night, feminist all the time. She had some thoughts about women in music: “I put a lot of energy and thought into performances, and […]

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Trip to New York: MARISOL

July 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Marisol: 22, native New Yorker, first-generation American, a financial analyst at one of the most famous investment banks in the world. Is going to quit next year and get her post-bacc to be a doctor. (There she is, left, crossing Wall St) On being a woman in the investment banking world: “Surprisingly maybe, investment banks […]

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Overheard in Chicago #7: Summer Shows

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

partying after the show: me with rebecca and jen of tyler john tyler I arrived at the Sic Alps show on Saturday night, overwhelmed by the stench of male B.O. and stale Old Style. I scanned the crowd with my eyes, looking for a glimpse of that girl presence that always makes me feel so […]

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Mid Week Memo: RYAN AND NATHAN

July 8th, 2008 · No Comments

In the early stages of Girldrive, we were reminded of a group of people that feminism sometimes glosses over: the transgender community. On our recent trip to the East coast (during New York’s Pride Week), we talked with a genderbending woman and a transman who is currently passing at the workplace. This is what they […]

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We’re back!

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments

We’re safe and sound in Chicago, after a whirlwind tour of DC, Philly, and good old New York. Check back tomorrow for a combo Profile-Midweek Memo! -N and E (to the left is a photo of us in Telephone Bar & Grill in the East Village on 6/24, the same place where we first planted […]

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