A ‘Hickup’ In The White House And A Monumental Female Celebration: This Week In Social A ‘Hickup’ In The White House And A Monumental Female Celebration: This Week In Social Photo courtesy of Variety From Instagram to Twitter, these are some of this week’s trending posts to women, from women and about them. It’s Women’s History Month! What began in 1981 as a dedicated week for Congress to recognize women, has since turned into a month of celebrations to mark Women’s History Month. The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia all recognize the month that coincides from International Women’s Day on March 8th, to share women’s empowerment stories, and to celebrate women’s role in making history. Stacey Dash Takes A Stand After teasing Twitter and Instagram followers with her run for Congress throughout the month of February, Dash confirmed this week that she is in fact running to represent California’s 44th district. The district includes Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach and has formerly attracted the Democratic vote. Although Dash has received some lashback from this announcement, she’s used it as a time to get even more candid with her followers, sharing her opinions and views as a female Republican. Critics or supporters of my Congressional run need to read my own words here. https://t.co/EEVsrcsEiF This is who I am. Read them all and know the person not the caricature created by the media. — Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) February 28, 2018 Michelle Obama Announces “Becoming” “I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be,” writes Obama in her Instagram post revealing her memoir to be released in November. A Penguin Random House press release published the news this week, sharing that the memoir, Becoming Michelle Obama, is full of “deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling.” Obama, herself, shared the news on social, excited to share “her story” with the world. Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can’t wait to share my story. Please visit the website in my bio for more information. A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 25, 2018 at 9:16am PST Meet the New Johnnie Walker Label Arriving just in time for Women’s History Month, the favored scotch brand has released its first-ever female logo, “Jane Walker.” She is pictured with a strong strut and top hat, much like the well-known label that has long been associated with the brand. Johnnie Walker announced this label as a way to show progress in the spirits industry, and to celebrate women who also enjoy sipping scotch. The brand also said it will donate $1 for every bottle sold to organizations representing women’s causes throughout the month of March. Introducing Jane Walker, our new icon that celebrates progress in Women’s Rights. With every step, we all move forward. pic.twitter.com/1YP32odgJk — Johnnie Walker (@JohnnieWalkerUS) February 26, 2018 Ivanka Trump Addresses Her Father’s Allegations In an interview with NBC this week, reporter Peter Alexander took the opportunity to ask Ivanka Trump about the sexual assault allegations against her father. The President’s daughter kept her answer short and defended her father’s reputation, saying she believes him. She also commented on the context of the questions, saying, “I don’t think that’s a question that you would ask many other daughters… I believe my father. I know my father. I think I have that right as daughter to believe my father.” “Do you believe your father’s [sexual misconduct] accusers?” –@PeterAlexander “I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it.” –@IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/23AVPgcOdE — TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 26, 2018 Jennifer Lawrence Gets Candid with CNN In her latest interview with CNN, Jennifer Lawrence opened up about living amidst the #MeToo movement, and made headlines with how in her early career she was “treated in away that I think now we would call abusive.” The actress addressed this conversation after discussing the nudity in her current film “Red Sparrow” as empowering, verses her past films where she was “certainly mistreated.” Actress Jennifer Lawrence says that she’s been treated “in a way that I think now we would call abusive” by people in the movie industry – but she doesn’t put her experiences in the same category as those of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims: https://t.co/1JPpishwmb pic.twitter.com/lA1tSnxshz — CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2018 Serena Williams Is Back Following Serena Williams’ maternity leave, as a formal way to celebrate her return to tennis, Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, bought four billboards. The billboards read, “Greatest,” “Momma,” “Of All Time,” “Serena Williams G.M.O.A.T.” and were signed by Ohanian Sr. and Jr. (her son). The internet lit up with users not only celebrating Williams’ return to the courts but also her happy marriage #goals. I’m so fortunate to have @alexisohanian and @olympiaohanian by my side for my comeback. I love my surprise so much from them. I feel so special. Love you both. A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Feb 28, 2018 at 6:15am PST Kim Kardashian Is This Month’s Vogue India Cover Story While some fans praised Kim Kardashian’s new cover feature, many others criticized Vogue India for not using an Indian woman on the cover. The publication featured backlash as the cover trended on Twitter this week, and also when Kendall Jenner was the May 2017 cover. The publication sticks to its statement released to defend the Jenner cover, saying “In the last 10 years, Vogue India has had only 12 international covers… Therefore, statistically, 90 per cent [sic] of our covers are Indian! And we are proud of that.” 🌹 New @vogueindia cover 🌹 Photo by @gregswalesart Styling @anaitashroffadajania Hair @chrisappleton1 Make Up @makeupbymario Manicurist @tombachik A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Feb 26, 2018 at 7:35pm PST This Russian Model Has Our Attention Anastasia Vashukevich, known on Instagram as Nastya Rybka is a Russian model that quickly trended after she was imprisoned in a Thai detention center for running “sex-training” sessions. But it wasn’t her arrest that drew attention, it was her plea to U.S. journalists to help her get out in exchange for alleged information she has–audio and video–linking President Trump and Russia. The story is still developing. I appeal to all media, journalists who work using my materials to spread all the information and investigate this strange situation which shed the light on some topic that led to a worldwide political scandal.Russia has already reached the Thai kingdom where police volunteers are afraid of this affair and afraide to be involved with it. And Thai immigration is dancing to the tune of Russia and in fact will simply kill us if Thailand gives us to Russia. We have no more money – we spent everything on bail. If there is anybody who can help – please write to those contacts that we indicated. ______________________________________________ Я призываю все СМИ, журналистов, которые работают используя мои материалы которые не по моей воле пролили свет который привёл к мировому политическому скандалу распространить всю информацию и расследовать это странное дело. Россия влезла уже в Тайское королевство в котором волонтеры в полиции боятся этого дела и связываться с ним. И тайская иммиграция идёт на поводу у России и по сути просто убьёт нас если выдаст России. Денег у нас больше нет – мы все потратили на залог. Если есть те, кто могут помочь – пишите пожалуйста по тем контактам, которые мы указывали A post shared by Настя Рыбка (@nastya_rybka.ru) on Feb 27, 2018 at 9:31am PST Hope Hicks is Leaving The White House On Wednesday, the white house communications director, Hope Hicks resigned from her position, after she was already trending from her admission of telling “white lies” to cover for President Trump. This came out as she was testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Russian interference of the 2016 election. Now, Hicks is resigning saying she had been wanting to leave for the past few months after spending three years with Trump, but media is attributing her exit to sexist media coverage. Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her. It’s with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 28, 2018 Jillian Dara Jillian grew up an island girl but converted to city style after living in Boston, London, Santiago, and now, NYC. She is a writer, editor and content creator with a desire to share stories in the lifestyle genre. With a particular focus on travel and profiles, she prides herself on sharing the most authentic story for those who aren’t able to share their own.