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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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Healing Ink: Tattoo Artist Runs Fund For Post-Mastectomy Patients Seeking Nipple/Areola Repigmentation

May 5, 2016 by

Amy Black’s passion for art began in 1st grade and her path to pursing it professionally started at the prestigious Columbus College of Art and Design when she was just 16, and eventually led to a career as an award-winning tattoo ... [Read More]

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Alissa Adams Takes Her High School To Task Over Outrageously Sexist Sign Hung In Library

May 5, 2016 by

In this latest, mind-numbing episode of "The Educator Body Police: Target... Young Women", someone at a high school in Arizona apparently thought it was a good idea to communicate the importance of following dress code policy using this outrageously sexist sign. Not only does it blame the "pretty cute" ... [Read More]

Film Celebrates Women Who Prove That Living Is Far From Done In Upper Decades Of Life

Film Celebrates Women Who Prove That Living Is Far From Done In Upper Decades Of Life

May 4, 2016 by

Following the death of a dear friend who lived with unwavering purpose and passion into the later stages of her life, Emmy-winning performer Elaine Madsen remarked, “She was a woman like that.” This simple yet powerful phrase sparked a conversation between Elaine and her daughter, Oscar nominated actress Virginia ... [Read More]

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Vagina Dialogue: This Melanoma Warrior Wants You To Know, “It Goes There!”

May 4, 2016 by

To raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, each year the American Academy of Dermatology designates May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In doing her part to amplify and expand the message, melanoma warrior and awareness advocate Timna Understein, who has bravely battled ... [Read More]

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Capt. Kristen Griest, One Of 1st Women To Earn Ranger Tab, Makes U.S. Army History Again

April 28, 2016 by

In August 2015, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver were the first women ever to successfully complete U.S. Army Ranger School, considered "one of the toughest training courses for which a soldier can volunteer," and subsequently became the first women to earn the prestigious Ranger tab. Today, ... [Read More]

Wage Gap Clock Chimes When 79% Of Work Day Has Passed, Signaling Women To Go Home

Wage Gap Clock Chimes When 79% Of Work Day Has Passed, Signaling Women To Go Home

April 28, 2016 by

"If women are paid only 79% of what men make, shouldn’t they only work 79% of the day?" In an effort to illustrate the gender wage gap in America, MTV recently unveiled the 79% Work Clock, a handy alarm clock that chimes when 79% of the work day has passed. It's a signal for any woman within earshot of the chime ... [Read More]

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“Headless Women of Hollywood Project” Highlights How Film Posters Dehumanize Women

April 27, 2016 by

Started by stand-up comedian Marcia Belsky, the Headless Women of Hollywood tumblr is bringing attention to a disturbing film industry marketing formula that has been going on for way too long… removing images of women’s faces and heads from movie posters. From decades ago to today, ... [Read More]

Men Read Real Tweets About Sports Reporters Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro To Their Faces

Men Read Real Tweets About Sports Reporters Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro To Their Faces

April 26, 2016 by

"Dedicated to Julie, Sarah and all women who courageously endure harassment and refuse to quit." Just Not Sports and One Tree Forest Films collaborated on this very powerful video to cast a giant, troubling spotlight on the ugly fact that women in sports get harassed online constantly. Their goal is simple... "to open ... [Read More]

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