Katie Gonzalez

Katie Gonzalez is a contributing writer covering fashion and feminism. Katie graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and currently lives in Haifa, Israel, splitting time between academic research and scouting for “The Middle East’s Next Top Falafel Wrap.” She enjoys a hot cup of green tea and a Joan Didion novel to take the edge off her aggressive online shopping addiction. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram: @KatieGonzalez12

How Women Can Conquer Corporate America — And Still Promote Other Women

ByKatie Gonzalez
There are a lot of disadvantages for professional women. There's having to figure out if and when to start a family while working on having a career, there's being paid less than male counterparts, and then there's all the embedded and outright…

Why You Should Never Stop Dating Your Partner, No Matter How Long You've Been Together

ByKatie Gonzalez
After years in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to slip into a complacent routine that’s a little too comfortable. After all, sharing a toothbrush isn’t so sexy, and the silence you experience while the two of you are reading in bed might linger…

It Isn’t For Everyone: How I Made The Difficult Decision To Leave My Job To Go Back To School

ByKatie Gonzalez
For a lot of Millennials out of an undergrad program (or perhaps preparing to go back after a summer of freedom), the question of if and when to head back to school for another degree might seem pretty top of mind. It might appear to be the proper…

Women: Is Crying At The Office Totally Taboo Or A Sign Of Strength?

ByKatie Gonzalez
Crying isn't just for the overly-sensitive kind of people; it can happen to anyone. Perhaps you had an especially bad day, received some tragic news or just became so overwhelmed with insert whatever here, you needed to take a little tear break.…

Women Sick Of Hearing 'Feminists Are Ugly' Are Sharing Gorgeous Selfies (Photos)

ByKatie Gonzalez
When the hashtag #FeministsAreUgly started trending on Twitter yesterday, many women took to the social media site to show their disgust with the misogynists who popularized this mean and petty phrase. Amidst a back-and-forth about what feminism…

Science Says If You Believe In 'Soulmates' You May Never Actually Find Love

ByKatie Gonzalez
The idea of a "soulmate" is typically associated with a deep, romantic connection between two people. But new research says that claiming someone is your soulmate can hurt your relationship instead of help. Think about it: All of our traditional…

Working Women Should Worry Less About Being 'Cute' And More About Being Assertive

ByKatie Gonzalez
It’s OK to cringe; you just received an email from a female coworker in which every sentence is punctuated by an exclamation point, and a serious and legitimate work request ends with an emoticon. It’s embarrassing... for her. Why do women feel the…

5 Ways A Woman Can Curate Her Passion Instead Of Her Lifestyle

ByKatie Gonzalez
Blake Lively’s newly-launched lifestyle website caused quite the stir. With the introduction of this Goop-esque blog, everyone seems to want to opine, with the loudest voices currently reserved for those who have come out critically against Lively’s…

Women Tired Of Street Harassment Show How Easy It Is To Talk Back (Video)

ByKatie Gonzalez
It's a topic, once reserved for annoyed conversations with friends, that women are finally feeling comfortable speaking out about. In this video, women from all walks of life discuss the harassment they face when they simply decide to walk out of…

8 Women We'd Like To See Featured On An American Dollar Bill

ByKatie Gonzalez
During a speech in Kansas City yesterday, President Barack Obama revealed that one young female supporter sent him a letter asking why women aren't featured on any American bills. Come to think of it, the old-white-dude dominated American currency…

Harvard Women's Rugby Team Strips Down To Send A Very Powerful Message (Photos)

ByKatie Gonzalez
Today's uplifting body image news comes straight from Harvard University, where the women's rugby team stripped down to teach us all a lesson in acceptance. In a photo project called "Rugged Grace," the Harvard Women's Rugby Team members wear…

Wonder Woman's New Look Was Revealed At Comic-Con, And It's Remarkably Scandalous

ByKatie Gonzalez
At Comic-Con over the weekend, a clip of the much-anticipated super-hero mashup, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," was revealed. But perhaps the biggest buzz came not from the glimpse of Batman and Superman meeting in the seconds-long video, but…

Why Kim Kardashian Might Be The Perfect Face For Modern-Day Feminism

ByKatie Gonzalez
Kim Kardashian is definitely not the woman who comes to mind when you think "Feminist." After all, she's made a career on talking about her diet and injecting her lips with all sorts of chemicals, and most certainly spends more time in the makeup…

5 Reasons Why A Woman Never Has To Owe Anyone Sex, No Matter What

ByKatie Gonzalez
When one disgruntled husband sent his working wife (en route to a business trip, no less) an Excel-organized list of all the times he attempted to initiate sex and she refused his advances, the Internet was quick to make his work go viral. While…

This Pepper Spray Does Its Job And Snaps A Photo Of Attackers As Well

ByKatie Gonzalez
While technology is sometimes used for more silly and inane activities (because are people seriously still using Snapchat?!), sometimes it's harnessed for a greater good like in this little device's case, to make women more safe. Already exceeding…

Sexual Harassment Lawsuits: How Male-Dominated Work Cultures Are Becoming More Inclusive

ByKatie Gonzalez
Goldman Sachs, Tinder, Hooters and Yahoo!. What do these four companies have in common? It’s not just their business successes that have them listed in the same category. All three conglomerates have been slapped with sexual harassment lawsuits in…

Lena Dunham Tells Women They Don't Need A Reason To Be On Birth Control

ByKatie Gonzalez
The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling last month gave privately-owned, for-profit companies the right to opt out of the contraception mandate, legalizing its intent to ban four forms of birth control to female employees and their beneficiaries who…

Let’s Get Serious: Yes, Women Can Be Interested In Both Politics And New York Fashion Week

ByKatie Gonzalez
Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations Alyssa Mastromonaco was surprised by her own friends' reactions. After she announced that she'd be leaving her Obama administration post of three years for a contributing editor role with Marie Claire…

The Real Deal: Why The New Batch Of Inspirational Models Is Here To Stay

ByKatie Gonzalez
In an obituary published almost a week ago, The Wall Street Journal celebrated the life of Ford Model Agency founder Eileen Ford, who passed away at the age of 92. Ford was credited not just for being a businesswoman so many years ago, when caring…

Beauty And Brains: What Career And Family-Oriented Women Can Learn From The 'Having It All' Feud

ByKatie Gonzalez
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi gave an interview describing how she felt it was impossible for working women to "have it all," admitting that she often prioritized her senior-level company role over her daughters. And to everyone's surprise, it was Kim…