#MySelfieJourney: This week in honor of National Selfie Day–and at the urging (read: arm-twisting) of my work peers–I decided to commit to posting at least one selfie per day. If you follow me on Instagram @vanmommy, you know this is not my typical M.O. But I gave it a go and realized I should stop equating selfies with superego. That’s been hard for me to do since I was raised to be humble, not humblebrag. My compromise: I figure as long as I keep it to one selfie a day, I’m doing okay.
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Ladies Who Lunch: I took a trip uptown to The Plaza Hotel, where I was happy to be in the room as three rock stars were honored by The Women’s Forum of New York — including Kay Koplovitz, who founded the USA Network; Rosie Rios, our current U.S. Treasurer who has fought tirelessly to get women represented on U.S. currency; and Phillipa Soo, one of the shining stars of Broadway’s “Hamilton.” As each woman accepted her award, I was struck by how each honoree gave a big cheer for Girl Power—women helping women. It’s a message we need to hear more of, and that we should continually model with our own circle of sisters.
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