Check out my new radio interview!

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by Katrina on October 10, 2012

The lovely brains from Lady Brain asked me back on the show to talk about a recent HuffPo story I wrote: My Advice to Women Who Give Advice to Women. In the interview I talk about why I think women should stop telling other women what they’re doing wrong, and save the advice for their […]

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My advice to women who give advice to women

by Katrina on July 2, 2012

Cross-posted from The Huffington Post. By now, you’ve probably either read or read about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic essay in which she recounts from personal experience why she believes women cannot “have it all” and calls on all of us to recognize the conditions that must change to make it possible for women to thrive in […]


Wonder Woman, Ms. Obama, and hamburgers

by Katrina on February 21, 2011

Why aren’t there more female superheroes? My friend, former housemate, and female superhero herself, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, is making a film about it. Watch the trailer, which includes interviews with Gloria Steinem, Lynda Carter, and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman): If you like what you see, donate to the Kickstarter campaign so she can finish the […]


Mother Superior

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by Katrina on January 15, 2011

There’s a provocative essay in last week’s Wall Street Journal called “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” The author, Amy Chua, describes her strict parenting style: no play dates, no school plays, no grades lower than an A, calling her daughter “garbage” when she is very disrespectful or “fatty” to shame her into losing weight. This, […]


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Divas, madonnas, and working mamas

by Katrina on May 14, 2010

The other day I saw Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the First Lady of San Francisco, speak at the Commonwealth Club about women and the media. She’s producing a very ambitious documentary called “Miss Representation,” about how the media under-represents women in positions of power and influence. She showed a short clip of the film, which included […]