Jennifer Reitman on DAME Magazine and its Mission
Jennifer Reitman is the Founder and Publisher of DAME Magazine, an online news and commentary site that looks at the social, political, and cultural trends of our time through women’s perspectives. By creating DAME, Reitman set out to fill the void she experienced in traditional media for women – think health & beauty and fashion – with what she and the women in her world really care about like politics, reproductive rights, and social justice. Wendy Sheridan‘s January 22nd conversation with Jennifer Reitman explores DAME’s focus on long-form journalism covering topics that go beyond flashy corporate media headlines, the “Can we elect a woman as president?” question, the importance of down ballot political contests, the rise in incarceration of women, a glimpse at how DAME works behind the scenes, and more.
In the Ikigai segment, Wendy, Robin Renée, and Mary McGinley get into work/life balance and whether some of their artistic endeavors will be primary sources of income or if they are better kept as side hustles. All the News We Can Handle this show includes another challenge to the Affordable Care Act headed to the Supreme Court, preparedness for Coronavirus, and thoughts on Pete Buttigieg dropping out of the presidential race. The pace of news being what it is, this conversation happened just before Amy Klobuchar’s exit from the race, Super Tuesday voting, and Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he is also ending his campaign. The 3 Random Facts at the top of the show have a few extra facts embedded. They involve blue whales, unicycles, women’s history, and bisexuals.
Things to do:
Read DAME Magazine.
Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2am.
Learn about Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
Celebrate Women’s History Month.
Enter the Wendycards monthly giveaway! Like and comment on the pinned post for your chance to win.
Attend Celebrating Women’s Voices: International Women’s Day Open Mic, Sunday, March 8th, 6-8pm in Rockville, MD – Robin Renée will be the featured artist.
Find out about the California law affecting freelance workers.
Wash your hands and groove to “Jealous Coronavirus,” a music video from the Vietnamese Health Dept.