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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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Street Heroines: A Film Tribute To Female Graffiti & Street Artists

June 24, 2016 by

Street Heroines is a collection of stories that celebrate female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways. Filmmaker Alexandra Henry was inspired to start the documentary project while living in São Paulo in 2011, where there’s a vibrant street art scene. ... [Read More]

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Serena Williams Documentary Gives Inside Look At The Champion’s Life On & Off The Court

June 23, 2016 by

"People put me down because I didn’t look like them. I am stronger." "I’ve had people look passed me because of the color of my skin." "I’ve had people overlook me because I was a woman." Despite the incredible challenges she’s faced, Serena Williams has become one of the most dominant ... [Read More]

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Artist Creates Satirical Image To Illustrate A Real Problem For Girls… The Princess Problem

June 23, 2016 by

"I figured if I could sum up what was wrong with the face of girls’ marketing today in one succinctly satirized image, it might make it easier for us to admit how we fail. And sometimes the best way to reveal something is to provide a fresh look at what’s already right in front of our eyes." This is what David Trumble, Political ... [Read More]

The Girl and the Typhoons: How She’s Taking Action On Climate Change In Her Community

The Girl and the Typhoons: How She’s Taking Action On Climate Change In Her Community

June 22, 2016 by

"We are the most vulnerable, in terms of disasters." French actress Marion Cotillard traveled to the Philippines to meet with children and young people on climate change. One of the girls she spoke with is Marinel who is taking action on climate change in her own community of Tacloban, a coastal city ... [Read More]

Marine Veteran Stacey Thompson On Life After Military Rape & PTSD

Marine Veteran Stacey Thompson On Life After Military Rape & PTSD

June 22, 2016 by

Stacey Thompson, a Marine veteran, was drugged and raped by her sergeant while serving in Okinawa in 1999. After reporting it to her superiors and pushing them to investigate the case, Stacey was outcast and then separated with an “other-than-honorable” discharge, which left her without any military benefits. Struggling with severe ... [Read More]

Danica McKellar Wants Middle School Girls To Know… “Math Doesn’t Suck”

Danica McKellar Wants Middle School Girls To Know… “Math Doesn’t Suck”

June 21, 2016 by

"Not everyone is going to have the experience that I did in the seventh grade where a teacher comes in and saves the day. So if I can be that for girls that makes me so happy." You might know her as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993) or as Elsie Snuffin in the fourth season of “The West Wing,” but did you know that Danica McKellar is also an internationally-recognized ... [Read More]

Why Is Contraception Still “Women’s Work”?

Why Is Contraception Still “Women’s Work”?

June 20, 2016 by

Why do women have so many birth control options, but men only have two? Laci Green, a sex education activist, says in part, because society still perceives contraception as “women’s work.” In this video, she gives us the low-down on where science is regarding new birth control methods for men, and what more options would mean for gender roles. ... [Read More]

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Are You Mostly Left-Brained or Right-Brained? This Flowchart Holds The Answer

June 20, 2016 by

Based on the theory of lateralization of brain function, it was once believed that people who tend to be more analytical (think language and logic skills) were "left-brained," whereas the "right-brained" leaned toward the creative (think spatial and visual skills). While complex humans clearly operate out of both hemispheres, according to the folks at HubSpot, ... [Read More]

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