Welcoming a SexyFeminist Baby …

While one of the forces behind SexyFeminist was playing her first rock show (that’s me) the other was bringing new life into the world. Our own Heather Wood Rudulph welcomed a gorgeous baby boy into the world — and let’s face it, that’s a really dumb way of saying it. She brought that kid into the world, with all kinds of sweat and tears and muscles I plan as a childless lady to continue not to think about, and that is a stunning feat. She won’t want to get too earth-mothery about it and act like she’s the first person to ever perform the amazing act of giving birth, but I sure find myself in awe of it today. I know women do it all the time, but it’s different when it’s your best friend and business partner having her first kid. I feel confused and humbled and proud when I see the pictures of her new baby. I knew it was coming, and yet … wow. This is it: Life.

If I do say so myself, I’m impressed with SexyFeminist and all of her diversity today: We are all rockstars. We are all women. We can all do really cool and amazing and seemingly impossible stuff. Soak in the Oprah moment.


Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up deep in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, then escaped to New York to live in a succession of very small apartments and write about pop culture. In the process, she became a feminist, a Buddhist, and the singer/guitarist in an amateur rock band. She also spent a decade on staff at Entertainment Weekly, cofounded SexyFeminist.com, and now writes for several publications, including Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture. Her history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013; her collaboration with Heather Wood Rudulph, Sexy Feminism, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013. She is the author of the Why? Because We Still Like You, a history of the original Mickey Mouse Club published by Grand Central in 2010. She has provided pop culture commentary for CNN, VH1, A&E, and ABC, and teaches article writing and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter: @jmkarmstrong


  1. Roane says:

    Congratulations to the happy mommy! :)

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