Ilina Ewen

Dateline: Ilina Ewen
Articles: 56
First Published: Nov 03, 2008 / Last Published: Feb 04, 2011
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Ilina is the mother of two boys who have given her back fat, prematurely gray hair, laugh lines, and endless joy. She is a food fanatic but hates the term "foodie." She cooks, she eats, she doesn't count calories. Ilina is a marketing consultant who specializes in brand strategy and consumer research, an avid activist for issues related to the well being of kids, and a voracious reader. She dreams of a good night's sleep. She blogs at Dirt & Noise where she posts a weekly cocktail feature called 5:00 Fridays (

Ilina Ewen's articles

  1. February 4, 2011

    Rape Needs No Redefinition
    All rape is forcible. And one in six women will be raped in her lifetime. You know this woman. She is the girl next door, the mother of two young sons, the writer. The GOP's stance on redefining rape is a shameful, soulless act that underscores its obdurate and outdated values.
  2. January 24, 2011

    Colbert Report Mocks School Disintegration
    A Raleigh mom's take on what Stephen Colbert recently said about Wake County, NC schools. Was the mockery spot on or hyperbolic nonsense?
  3. December 10, 2010

    One Brown Face
    I grew up the only kid of color in my class. Now my sons face the same shame I felt if the Wake County School Board has its way.
  4. June 9, 2010

    Young at Heart
  5. May 28, 2010

    Neighborhood Values (or Why I Don't Want to Live in the Burbs)
  6. May 11, 2010

    Greece was the Word
  7. April 26, 2010

    Pulling the Plug on Project Enlightenment
  8. April 9, 2010

    Never Too Old to Read With Mommy
  9. March 26, 2010

    Who Are You Calling Mommy?
  10. March 10, 2010

    Diversity Isn't Just About Color