It's Friday, and spring has sprung! I'm looking forward to some warm spring weather this weekend. It's supposed to be in the 60s on Saturday and 70s (!!!) on Sunday. I'm hoping for some of my spring flowers to start opening up! If you take a break from being outside- or if you're like me, and seasonal allergies quickly force you back indoors, check out what I've read that's been on my mind this week:
1) This interactive site from UN Women. Learn about some important women in our past (and present) and how the issues they fought for and worked on are still relevant today.
2) This thought-provoking piece on how we talk about women and ambition, and how the "Fearless Girl" statue fits into the conversation.
3) I had never heard on Irene Kuo, a restauranteur and author of The Key to Chinese Cooking, before reading her fascinating story on Food52. Like her contemporaries, Julia Child and Madhur Jaffrey, Kuo used her book to offer rigorous but accessible lessons in Chinese cooking. Her story is fascinating. I ended up clicking over to another piece on Freda DeKnight, an African-American cookbook author, whose contributions have been forgotten, although her book A Date with a Dish has not.
4) Me... Jane, a Caldecott-winning children's book about Jane Goodall, just moved to the top of my list of books for the kids in my life.
5) Most Americans Can't Name a Living Scientist One of the things I thought about when I was starting Girls Like You and Me is how I couldn't name a single living American woman scientist. I'm clearly not alone in that.
6) This week we talked to Ashley Shapiro, sponsorship director of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, about securing millions of dollars from sponsors, creating an event for 65,000 people, and giving back to her alma mater, Florida International University.
I'm looking forward to some warm spring weather this weekend. It's supposed to be in the 60s on Saturday and 70s (!!!) on Sunday. I'm hoping for some of my spring flowers to start opening up!