Black Girls in Cyber (BSiC) is offering young women of color the opportunity to apply here for their mentorship program. Submit your application by February 14th! A non-profit organization focused on mentoring young women of color and helping them transition into entry-level cybersecurity, STEM, and security careers, BSiC is an incredible group working to increase … Continue reading MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Black Girls in Cyber
So Your New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Better Informed
With the new year right around the corner, it's getting to be the time of year where we all pledge to be better versions of ourselves in the coming months. But sometimes we bite off more than we can chew, and our resolutions fall to the wayside. If it's your goal to be better informed … Continue reading So Your New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Better Informed
National Security Opportunity: Apply Now!
If you're familiar with my blog, you know I'm a huge fan of GirlSecurity. An organization that encourages young women to pursue careers in national security through educational workshops and mentor-pairings, GirlSecurity is one of the most wide-spread groups working to increase the gender diversity in the national security field. To learn more about the … Continue reading National Security Opportunity: Apply Now!
Facebook: Media Giant Under Fire
If you've been watching the news at all in the past few weeks, you've seen the coverage of Facebook, but if you haven't, it's not good. What sparked national outrage this past month was the testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who spoke before Congress and alleged that the company knowingly harmed children, specifically teenage … Continue reading Facebook: Media Giant Under Fire
Vote the Change You Want to See!
Voting has never been more important. Looking back at one of the most pivotal presidential elections in history, won by an extremely close margin despite the largest voter turnout in history, it is clear to see why voting is so important. Yet, voting rights are under siege everywhere. In recent years, more than 400 anti-voter … Continue reading Vote the Change You Want to See!
Erased from the Narrative
If you've been watching the news at all in the past week, you know what's happening in Afghanistan. If you haven't, it is heartbreaking. The United States made the decision to pull all our troops out and bring them home, leaving the Afghanistans, including our allies that have been helping the war effort, to fend … Continue reading Erased from the Narrative
Girls State – The Best State in the Land!
Lines and lines of girls in neon shirts sway with their arms around each other as the echoes of off-key, out of tune singing fill the room. The tempo of the song progressively gets quicker and quicker until each girl can barely get the lyrics out fast enough, and even if they manage that, what … Continue reading Girls State – The Best State in the Land!
Staying Safe in Sweltering Temperatures
This past week, Boston has been one of over 60 locations to be hit by a brutal heat wave that's setting all-time high heat records in the U.S. and Canada. Where I live, yesterday's peak temperature clocked in at 97°F, with today following suit at 99°. There is one very simple explanation for these bizarre … Continue reading Staying Safe in Sweltering Temperatures
Germany Officially Recognizes Namibian Genocide over a Century Later
Most have never heard of the Namibian Genocide. That is no accident. For the past hundred years, Germany has refused to recognize that it even took place. But last week, the country officially acknowledged committing the genocide and announced its aid package of $1.34 billion for Namibia. Between 1904 and 1907, the Herero and Nama … Continue reading Germany Officially Recognizes Namibian Genocide over a Century Later
Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
You may have thought after Ted Cruz's infamous trip to Mexico while his state was amidst power blackouts in the dead of winter, he'd have learned to be a little more conscious of his actions and words. Nope, you thought wrong. Last week, Cruz replied on Twitter to a video comparing an ad for the … Continue reading Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?