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

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
Yusra Rafeeqi wants to invite you for dinner through "Dine With A Muslim Family."

Lovers & Fighters In America: 'Dine With A Muslim Family'

By bringing people together to share food and conversation, the Rafeeqi family are creating opportunities for non-Muslims to expand their knowledge of the Muslim faith.
Shannon Day    |   06.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
For the past five years, “Humanit-HAIR-ian” Mark Bustos has been giving free haircuts to homeless people in NYC. PhotoCredit: @MarkBustos Instagram

Lovers & Fighters In America: Mark Bustos Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless In NYC

Bustos first got the notion to offer haircuts to those in need in May of 2012 during a trip to his family’s home country, the Philippines. He was overwhelmed by the impact of the poverty there, and... Read...
Shannon Day    |   06.9.17 12am   |   SHARE
“If even one person was affected and my story makes them feel like they can finally be free, then that’s all I can ask for.” - Kahla Grams

Lovers & Fighters In America: Celebrating Love Without Shame

“I was compelled to come out on social media because I felt it was time that I wasn’t hiding who I was. It was more so coming out to say I was in a relationship; it just happened to be with a woman... Read...
Shannon Day    |   06.2.17 12am   |   SHARE
Dalton Lamert and Alex Radelich have been spreading kindness across the U.S. since 2012. (Photo Credit: @ExploreKindness Facebook)

Lovers & Fighters In America: Exploring Kindness & The U.S.A. In An RV

Not only are Alex Radelich and Dalton Lemert taking to the road with their mission to change the world one act of kindness at a time, but they are encouraging others to do the same, and suggest you... Read...
Shannon Day    |   05.26.17 12am   |   SHARE
“Having just one friend to support you through the hardships of your life can really make a difference. I created Buddy Project to show that to the world.” — Gabby Frost, Buddy Project Founder & CEO

Lovers & Fighters In America: The Buddy Project Brings Hope & Healing To Teens Struggling With Mental Health

‘The Lovers & Fighters of America’ is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring... Read...
Shannon Day    |   05.19.17 12am   |   SHARE
City Stay lets people from different cultures connect, without having to travel out of state. (Image Credit:

Lovers & Fighters In America: City Stay Connects Diverse Students & Families In Minnesota

‘The Lovers & Fighters of America’ is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring behind-the-scenes stories of inspirational people taking a stance against hate.
Shannon Day    |   05.12.17 12am   |   SHARE
Little Activists offers kids clothing that sends a positive message of action.

Lovers & Fighters In America: 'Little Activists' Gives Kids Clothing An Extra Positive Message

Two American businesswomen just launched a cool and socially-conscious new clothing line for kids called Little Activists.
Shannon Day    |   05.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
A middle schooler's act of defiance has called into question the purpose of their dress code.

Lovers & Fighters In America: 6th Grader Molly Neuner Shares Why She Challenged Her School's Sexist Dress Code

The following day, instead of adhering to the dress code, Molly decided to take a stand against it. She wore another sleeveless top to school and this time she wrote a powerful message on her arm: #... Read...
Shannon Day    |   04.28.17 12am   |   SHARE
“I believe everyone should have an equal and fair chance at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and it doesn’t seem that this administration adheres to the same philosophy.” – NYC Restauranteur, Ravi DeRossi.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Sip A Cocktail, Help A Cause At Coup

The process is simple: for every drink purchased, customers receive a wooden token to drop into one of six jars located around the establishment. Each jar is labeled with a pro-equality organization’... Read...
Shannon Day    |   04.21.17 12am   |   SHARE