Shannon Day is co-author of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! (a funny and heartwarming book & martini guide for moms).  She is a freelance writer and blogger whose words and wit can be found at several online sites, including her own: Martinis & Motherhood.  Get in touch with Shannon via Facebook or Twitter

Shannon Day's Articles

(Image courtesy of Krista Suh)

On Creating My Own DIY Rules For A WTF World

DIY Rules for a WTF World was written by the creator of the Pussyhat Project, LA-based screenwriter Krista Suh. That’s right!
Shannon Day    |   05.14.18 12am   |   SHARE
“It has been this administration’s rhetoric, attitudes and policy goals around immigration that have become one of my lines in the sand.” – Cindy Weil, Founder of Enactivist

Cindy Weil Of The Immigrant Yarn Project Is Uniting Americans One Stitch At A Time

From pussy hat yarn to activist-art, meet the person who's uniting Americans one knitting stitch at a time. This is Cindy Weil!
Shannon Day    |   03.1.18 12am   |   SHARE
Nadya Okamoto

19-Year-Old Nadya Okamoto's PERIOD Inc. Fights For Safe & Hygienic Periods

Meet 19-year-old Nadya Okamoto, a second year Harvard University Social Studies major with a mission. PERIOD, Inc. is her movement!
Shannon Day    |   02.2.18 12am   |   SHARE
Dominic Le Fort, Founder of California-based QEDU, aims to be the adult he needed when he was growing up.

QEDU Educates California Schools & Communities To Support LGBTQ Youth

Dominic’s own childhood experiences inspired him to start up QEDU, a California non-profit that educates and builds awareness of the LGBTQ community.
Shannon Day    |   01.12.18 12am   |   SHARE
A story of friendship.

How A Muslim Mom & A Christian Retired Teacher Found Friendship Amidst Bigotry

This story of two strangers at a park reminds us of the value in human kindness and friendship. Friendship amidst bigotry.
Shannon Day    |   12.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
The Garment Project

The Garment Project Helps Dress Women In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Garment Project aims to support women in eating disorder recovery by providing them with size-less clothing styled to their tastes and needs.
Shannon Day    |   11.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
“Until you get out and see with your own eyes how devastating this storm was and how much people lost, you just can’t comprehend it." — Insane in the Mom-Brain's Patti Ford, on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Lovers & Fighters In America: Houston-Based Writer, Patti Ford, Helps Victims of Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, Patti Ford, whose home was not damaged, felt compelled to help those affected by the storm.
Shannon Day    |   10.6.17 12am   |   SHARE
Jimenez continued her advocacy work while studying at Queen’s College, CUNY where she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Business and graduated Cum Laude.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Meet Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director Of United We Dream

In 2008, Jimenez co-founded United We Dream. As Executive Director, she has helped develop the non-profit into the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. With Jimenez at the helm,... Read...
Shannon Day    |   09.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
They were strong in the face of discrimination and because of that, positive change happened. Because of Joe and Kristie, the Boy Scouts of America stepped up and realized it’s 2017.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Honoring America's First Transgender Boy Scout

‘The Lovers & Fighters of America’ is a monthly column here at Ravishly featuring behind-the-scenes stories of inspirational people taking a stance against hate. Today, Ravishly features Kristie... Read...
Shannon Day    |   08.4.17 12am   |   SHARE
Cathy O'Grady, founder of Boston-based nonprofit, Sofia's Angels, was inspired by her late mother's kind heart.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Bostonian Spreads Kindness In Honor Of Her Late Mother

O’Grady, and the many people who volunteer their time to work with Sofia’s Angels across the U.S.A., remind us that we only live once and that giving without expectation, like Sofia did, is what true... Read...
Shannon Day    |   07.7.17 12am   |   SHARE