From the category archives:

Women. Beauty. Feminism

I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to creating the perfect writing space lately. As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I have a new writing studio, which means now I have to decorate it and create an environment that isĀ  quiet, uncluttered, creative, and nurturing. I’ve already installed a nice comfy bed […]


This week I’m 37 years old and while I’m not doing cartwheels about it, I wouldn’t say I’m exactly depressed either. I’m still relatively young, I’m healthy, have a wonderful family and generally a lot to be grateful for. If I sound like I’m giving myself a pep talk, well maybe I am, but there’s […]


This weekend’s joke is courtesy of my aunt, and taps into my fear about the coming summer and the fact that I need a new swimsuit. I am especially terrified because I have spent most of winter NOT running, NOT boxing, and indulging in TOO MUCH chocolate cake and TOO MUCH red wine. Despite the […]


Today, I’m in the mood for a list. My last one was 25 Fast Facts About Women Around the World, and it was spurred on by my reading disturbing facts about the extent to which female inequality and abuse still exists. In contrast, this list came about from me reading some silly trivia tidbits that […]


How many times have you stared at an advertisement, magazine cover or the fashion pages and wished you had hair, eyes, cheekbones, breasts, lips like the woman in the photo? When I was younger I had a thing about eyebrows. Bizarre I know. But hey, that’s me. It started in my late teens with Sherilyn […]


First I have to apologize to my male readers. This is an unashamedly girly post. It’s all about hair. You’re forgiven if you want to give it a miss. Yesterday I cut off my long hair. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but when I got home and completed the standard ‘check […]


If you’re a regular reader, click HERE for my SHE-POWER Birthday post. If you’ve come from Liz Strauss’ Blog to Show showcase then Welcome to SHE-POWER. My name’s Kelly and you’ve come at the perfect time because I’m celebrating my 1 Year Blogging Anniversary, so read on to see where all the kooky and cool […]


Though they ARE polite and friendly. These are the findings of two recent studies. First, Melbourne’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute released its shocking news that Australia has now surpassed the USA as the world’s fattest people with 26% of adult Australians now obese. The second study came courtesy of Expedia’s Best Tourist Survey, […]


Like forever ago, Chris Austria of Wat da Wat tagged me for a 3 Things About Me meme. I don’t do many posts like this at SHE-POWER, but because it’s Chris and I worship at the altar of his unfailing wisdom and humor… and because I’ve got ADD with no hope of writing a ‘proper’ […]


I haven’t posted much humor lately, so I thought I’d put this up today because for some reason it really tickled my funny bone. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. I think my husband has been hearing a lot of loud sighs and “Don’t worry about it” recently while I’ve been organizing our son’s birthday […]