Women-Led DJ Collectives Rule NYC’s Club Scene

The empowering women-centric DJ collectives that are dominating NYC’s clubs are full of longtime artists who have been playing venues for years. The collectives focus on collaboration and amplification in an industry where women are still underrepresented. “We don’t really talk about who the hottest DJ is. We’re more into cultivating individuality and ushering what you have out into the world” Emma Burgess-Olsen (aka Umfang …

Yola Mezcal

Founded by women who are fighting for fair wages for Oaxacan women

Led by three women—Yola Jimenez, Gina Correll Aglietti and Lykke Li—Yola Mezcal offers more than just a clean, balanced taste with that familiar smoky kick (akin to tequila’s more sophisticated, older cousin). It’s dedicated to traditional making methods and not only paying the workers in Mexico a fair wage, but furthermore, Yola’s bottling facility in Oaxaca employs only women—creating more opportunities for economic independence in …

Chicago Makes the Right Move in Equal Access to Bathrooms

Four months to the day since the Charlotte City Council passed the discriminatory House Bill 2 in North Carolina, Chicago has done the opposite. In a vote passed at 45 to five, Chicago’s City Council has announced that transgender people are allowed to use whichever bathroom matches their gender identity. “As other states try to erase transgender people from public life, let’s recognize that this …