An Open Letter To Congress On Family Planning And Healthcare

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 14, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, Parenting, Politics |

Dear Congress (and those of you reading my blog), I have grave concerns about the message you are sending to women about our ability to control our reproductive futures and our capacity for family planning. Each woman has her own reproductive journey, many with far more obstacles than I have had, but I think it’s […]

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#InkRipples Feminism Wrap-Up, Round Up Style

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 28, 2016 in Females in YA, Ink Ripples |

For my final #InkRipples post for March, here’s a hodgepodge of different, interesting things I’ve come across that can fall under the topic of feminism. My entire #FemalesInYA series: http://www.katielcarroll.com/tag/females-in-ya-2/. UN Women’s #HeForShe campaign: http://www.heforshe.org/en. Taylor Swift’s Grammy speech: A little piece of local (for me) history: “The Smith Sisters and Their Cows Strike a Blow […]

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Feminism in YA Fantasy: A Study of ELIXIR BOUND #InkRipples #FemalesInYA

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 21, 2016 in Books, Elixir Bound, Fantasy, Females in YA, Ink Ripples, Writing, Young Adult |

When I started writing ELIXIR BOUND many, many moons ago, I never intended to write a novel with feminist themes. I set out to write a fantasy adventure about two sisters with a structure modeled on the there-and-back-again journey of THE HOBBIT (a very non-feminist book!). Being the third of five children and a woman, it […]

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March #InkRipples: Feminism, Title IX, and Aging

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 7, 2016 in Anecdote, Elixir Bound, Females in YA, Ink Ripples, Sports |

I guess I was born a feminist. When I say “feminist,” I mean someone who believes women should have equal rights to men (for further discussion on this, see my post “Females in YA: Part 9 Feminism”). What girl isn’t born a feminist? And for that matter, what boy isn’t? I have a hard time […]

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Females in YA: Part 9 Feminism

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 3, 2015 in Females in YA, Writing, Young Adult |

Somewhere along the line the word “feminist” got a bad rap, so much so that people seem to be confused about what it really means to be a feminist. Feminism is simply “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men”. So if you think women should have equal […]

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