Posts Categorized: guest post

Guest Post: Fair Anita Founder Joy McBrien on Body Image and Sexual Violence

CONTENT WARNING: This post will discuss sexual violence and rape. Please stop reading now if these topics are triggering for you.

I first met Joy McBrien at a women’s leadership conference that she’d organized with several other young women, and was immediately struck by her openness and generosity of spirit. When I found out she’d created Fair Anita, I knew we needed to spend some time talking. As we did, Joy told me about her experiences being raped and how it had impacted her body image. She also told me that, like many women, she assumed how she looked was at least partially to blame for what had happened to her and we agreed that sharing her story here could have an impact. Both as a powerful act of reclamation for her and an opportunity to reach and help any women who were in similar situations and struggling for clarity.


Guest Post: Nancy Dilts on Sustainable Style

Today, I want to introduce you all to Twin Cities personal stylist Nancy Dilts. I met Nancy through mutual friends, and immediately admired her methods and her mission. She’ll tell you about both shortly, but suffice to say she’s helping her clients make choices that are great for their wardrobes and for the planet!

Nancy mentions the film “The True Cost” below, and I must also urge you to watch it. After viewing it myself a few weeks ago, I have vowed to make some serious changes to my own shopping practices forever. More on that soon.


Guest Post: The Politesse on How to Build a Work Wardrobe on a Budget

I’ve linked to The Politesse a few times already, but today I’m excited to be sharing this guest post from its co-founders, Allyson and Andrea.  Both are fashion journalists who decided to launch The Politesse after noticing a lack of social skills, business protocol and basic etiquette amongst their female interns, assistants, and interviewees. The blog helps young women navigate the professional world with the amusing mantra, “You can climb the corporate ladder in heels, but we’re here to make sure you don’t flash us on the way up.” Using good-natured humor and grounded common sense, A + A provide answers to questions like “How do I follow up without being a stalker?,” “Is a crop top office appropriate?” and “Should I decorate my cubicle?”