About WYSK

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.


Artist Powerfully Illustrates The Connection Between A Girl’s Personal Safety And Her Self-Worth

October 9, 2015 by

We recently introduced you to talented illustrator and comic-maker Colleen Clark through her “Feminist Barbie Collection.” In checking out some of her other work, we fell in love with this awesome piece, which Colleen told us she was inspired to draw after learning about Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), ... [Read More]


16-year-old Joanna Wirażka Creates Gorgeous Works Of Art Using Fallen Leaves As A Canvas

October 9, 2015 by

16-year-old Polish artist Joanna Wirażka uses autumn’s fallen leaves as canvases to compose her beautifully colored masterpieces. Once the leaves are collected, Joanna presses them in books to create the surface she needs for her incredible land and cityscapes. She starts by painting the entire leaf black and then adds blasts of color ... [Read More]


Wonder Woman Limited Edition Power Cap… Yes Please!

October 8, 2015 by

We just love all of the super-heroic Wonder Woman merchandise that has been coming out in anticipation of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice blockbuster. The latest is this “Power” Wonder Woman 9Fifty Cap by New Era. The limited edition snapback cap is made of 86% wool/14% polyester and boasts the iconic Wonder Woman ... [Read More]

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Remarkable Story About Kindness And The Human Spirit

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Remarkable Story About Kindness And The Human Spirit

October 8, 2015 by

In 1944 when Francine Christophe was just a child, she and her mother were deported from France to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany with other Jewish women and children. In this clip, she tells the story of her time in the concentration camp and shares an incredibly moving ... [Read More]


Women Words Facts… The Good, The Bad, And The Interesting

October 7, 2015 by

SLUT, DAME, BROADS, MRS. Ever wonder how and why these words came to describe, label or brand women? We turned to one of our favorite brain feeding sites, Today I Found Out, to learn more about their respective etymologies, and how these words have changed in meaning over the years. ... [Read More]


Meet Maria Ann Smith… The Real Granny Behind Granny Smith Apples

October 7, 2015 by

In our corner of the world, a telltale sign that fall has officially arrived is the incredible abundance of gorgeous apples filling crates at farmers markets everywhere... shiny piles of Ginger Gold, Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, McIntosh and, of course, the tart and crisp Granny Smith. It got us thinking... is there a real Granny Smith behind the beloved green apple? ... [Read More]

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Breast Cancer Warriors Immortalized As Superheroes

October 7, 2015 by

Superheroes possess extraordinary powers, display courage and are fierce opponents of evil; you can actually say the same thing about those fighting against breast cancer. Inspired by a portrait that she painted of her young son dressed as Spider-man, Minnesota based artist Barbara Porwit created The Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project, where she paints breast cancer ... [Read More]


Suffrajitsu: Historic Graphic Novel Trilogy Based On Real Suffragettes Who Taught Themselves Jiu-Jitsu

October 6, 2015 by

In researching for the Q&A we’ll be moderating at our advance screening of Suffragette with the film’s director and writer, we stumbled on a fascinating piece of history about the British Suffragettes of the early 20th century. As a means of self-defense, a number of these champions of equality taught themselves ... [Read More]