So, what is a feminist? A person of any gender who supports, advocates, and perpetuates equality for all genders, who does not place one gender on a pedestal against others, and who, by their words and deeds, seeks to elevate the humanity of all.

I believe that painting is something that anyone can pick up and do — the secret to getting good at it (like anything) is time. And, lucky for you, this season of social distancing is certainly allowing many of us more time than we typically would have in our “normal” every-day-jam-packed lives.

Whether your nightstand is overflowing with books or you haven’t cracked open a book in a while, here are some picks from the Ladyboss team to give you ideas for finding your next read.

As a co-creator of Sunshine & 79, Nicole Turchin is using her passion for helping people to bring laughter, compassion and camaraderie into the workplace. 

Although there are few women in her field currently, Yvette Reyes, a welder at Trail King Industries, encourages them to try their hand at the well-paying and in-demand trade.

As the director of Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work and a professor at Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business, Dr. Faith Ngunjiri is initiating meaningful conversations about value-based leadership, business ethics and purpose.

Local paleontologist Jessie Rock is known for bringing her love of geoscience (and oftentimes a large mammoth tusk) to classrooms across Fargo-Moorhead. Now, she’s working to bring a science museum to the community to spread the love a little further.

From delicate everyday gemstones to statement pieces worn by Lily Tomlin on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” artist Lexie Rundquist kindles confidence through her art.

Ladyboss Anna Lee is an artist, product developer, business owner, fashion industry innovator and a kick-ass hat maker with designs worthy of the Kentucky Derby.

Andrea Denault is an activist and human rights advocate currently working on a campaign to bring our community a better way to vote.