BIO

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

Jimenez continued her advocacy work while studying at Queen’s College, CUNY where she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Business and graduated Cum Laude.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Meet Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director Of United We Dream

In 2008, Jimenez co-founded United We Dream. As Executive Director, she has helped develop the non-profit into the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. With Jimenez at the helm,... Read...
Shannon Day    |   09.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
They were strong in the face of discrimination and because of that, positive change happened. Because of Joe and Kristie, the Boy Scouts of America stepped up and realized it’s 2017.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Honoring America's First Transgender Boy Scout

‘The Lovers & Fighters of America’ is a monthly column here at Ravishly featuring behind-the-scenes stories of inspirational people taking a stance against hate. Today, Ravishly features Kristie... Read...
Shannon Day    |   08.4.17 12am   |   SHARE
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: www.groupmumma.com)

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