Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

Random Acts of Transformation

This year I’m hoping to regularly share a post on random acts of transformation. The idea behind the Random Acts of Kindness movement is that we can inspire a culture of … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Year: What will you resolve?

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou, from Letter to My Daughter, a book … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:
A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys. No,…

December 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m dreaming of a non gendered Christmas

It’s that time of year, when children everywhere start thinking about what they want for Christmas.  If you watch Saturday morning commercials or other advertisements directed toward children, you’ll see … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Young Female Entrepreneurs

Originally posted on Girl's CEO Connection Blog:
December 7, 2014 Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner. Have you thought about what you would like to help make…

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tamir Rice and the rationalization of systemic racism

Originally posted on Ben Irwin:
He should’ve just gotten on the sidewalk. He shouldn’t have resisted. He shouldn’t have been playing with a fake gun. These are the excuses we…

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments
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