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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW is an editorial site and community all about dynamic women… our drive and passion, our interesting stories and professional talents, what we care about, what we consume and how we live.

We’re here to shine a spotlight on women who are making things happen in their world. They have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. And they may just inspire you to change the course of your own life.

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ELLE Australia Puts Breastfeeding In The Spotlight On June Cover… Subscriber Issues Only

May 21, 2015 by

Australian supermodel and new mom Nicole Trunfio is gracing the upcoming cover(s) of the June issue of ELLE Australia, on sale Monday. For the newsstand issue, she's featured "wearing Prada and a winning smile," while holding her son Zion Clark, but subscribers will receive a different, exclusive cover image ... [Read More]

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A Sneak Peek At The New Illustrated Edition Of Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”

May 21, 2015 by

Toni Morrison’s Beloved is considered to be one of greatest and most important American novels of the past few decades. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was ranked by a New York Times survey as “the nation’s best work of fiction of the past years.” The book, which was first released in 1987, has inspired a new beautifully illustrated ... [Read More]

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MANSPLAIN: The Magazine For Women, Written By Men

May 21, 2015 by

Meet Man You Should Know Matt Round, a self-proclaimed "all-round creative nerd" who hails from across the pond. He makes games and websites for a living, and for fun he whips together brilliant (and hilarious) pieces of creative like this gem... the debut cover of a "ghastly new publication." Of his MANSPLAIN magazine, Matt told WYSK, "It’s just a quick satire of ridiculous misogyny that I threw ... [Read More]

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Vintage Purses For 21st Century Feminists

May 20, 2015 by

Michele Pred, a conceptual artist, works with found and confiscated objects and technology to make both cultural and political statements through her art. Michele’s commitment to producing work that comments on contemporary society comes from growing up in a family of scholars, anthropologists, sociologist and geopolitical educators. Born out of a renewed sense of ... [Read More]

Hey POTUS, This Is How You Workout Like A Girl… FLOTUS-Style

Hey POTUS, This Is How You Workout Like A Girl… FLOTUS-Style

May 20, 2015 by

To mark the 5th anniversary of her Let's Move campaign, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, took to Twitter and Instagram to encourage everyone across the country to #GimmeFive ways they are eating better, being more active, and leading a healthier life. In response, many of the First Lady’s followers have been challenging her back. Among them, ... [Read More]

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Iranian Artist And Activist Atena Farghadani In Prison And Facing Trial After Drawing A Political Cartoon

May 20, 2015 by

In an effort to increase the nation’s population, in 2014, the Iranian parliament voted to restrict access to contraception, making IUDs, vasectomies, and voluntary sterilizations illegal procedures. In response, 28-year-old artist and activist Atena Farghadani drew an “inflammatory” cartoon ... [Read More]

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WYSKy News: BBC Is Creating A TV Movie About The Brontë Sisters!

May 19, 2015 by

Well this is awesome… BBC just announced that a new drama about the beloved Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) is being brought to television. To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters, is an original film written and directed by award-winning television writer and playwright Sally Wainwright, who is known for her work ... [Read More]

What’s In A Name? This Fascinating Look At US Girl Name Trends From 1880 – 2013 Offers Some Clues

What’s In A Name? This Fascinating Look At US Girl Name Trends From 1880 – 2013 Offers Some Clues

May 19, 2015 by

Mary. Bertha. Tiffany. Jennifer. Amy. Dorothy. Emma. Have you ever wondered how first names come to be and gain in popularity? According to the data gurus at Abacaba, in 1880, there were less than 100,000 baby girls in the US. But by 2013, there were almost 2,000,000, and the name bubble grew ... [Read More]