From raising a feminist

On Radical Motherhood and Gigs in Academia with Jennifer Grubbs

Interview by Daniela Jungova.  Dr Jennifer Grubbs is a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University. As a mother of three kids under the age of six, she maneuvers the personal and the professional both inside and outside of the classroom on the daily. And…

Raising a Feminist // the Guilt of Solo Motherhood

Boshemia regular Elisha Pidcock’s latest instalment of her feminist parenting column, Raising a Feminist. “I am the worst mom ever,” I think to myself as my child cries at the dinner table over her uneaten Spider Man Spaghetti-O’s, pleading with me to let her sit in front of the tv while she eats. It has been…

Raising a Feminist // Holiday Gifting Guide for Your Little Feminist

P returns to Boshemia with her feminist parenting column, Raising a Feminist. ____________ It’s a frosty winter’s day, and I’ve just finished class. When I arrive at my daughter’s preschool, Rye comes bustling up to me to tell me about how their class talked about Santa Claus that day. (Her preschool is in full holiday mode.) She cannot wait to tell me that she has a list of things that she wants for Christmas. At the top of her list is a Ninja Turtle Toy and a Doc McStuffins doll. Now this may seem insignificant to nonparents, but my Feminist…

Raising a Feminist // Ambition

Boshemia regular Elisha shares with us this instalment of Raising A Feminist, on ambition and leading by example. _______________________ As parents, we are always seeking ways which we can raise healthy, kind, and ambitious children. We want to give them the world, but in more realistic terms, we want to give them to tools they need to become well-rounded, successful adults. One of the cornerstones of any educated parent is finding ways to encourage ambition in our children. Ambition is a trait which is seen, by some, as an intrinsic part of each individual personality. This is true to some extent,…

Raising a Feminist || The Importance of Identity

Our talented guest writer Elisha returns with her second instalment of Raising a Feminist. __________________ We are all searching for the reason why we’re here. In some way or another, we’re all embarking on a journey that comes in the form of self-expression, personal development, accomplishment, fulfillment; success and purpose, whatever it may mean to you. The ways in which we try to fill the blanks between “I was born,” and “I was born, because…” are innumerable. Our journeys are all personal and vary greatly based on the individual, but something that I think gets lost is the divide between us…

Introducing || Raising a Feminist

Boshemia are proud to present a new periodical series titled “Raising a Feminist”, from regular guest writer and US Boshemia babe Elisha. We’ll hand over and let her introduce herself and her gorgeous daughter. ______________________ When I first started on my path of motherhood I was clueless. Real talk: I was under the personal fable that even though I had no idea what I was doing with my life, somehow the love that I had for the life growing within me would be enough. Though I knew that, scientifically, what was growing inside of me was little more than a bundle…