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.


Meet Lipstick Lex… Her Art Starts With A Kiss On Canvas (Literally)

October 26, 2016 by

Meet Alexis Fraser, a Toronto-based artist who uses an ingenious technique to create paintings in a style she calls "kiss print pointillism." To do it, she applies lipstick, puckers up, and smooches a large-scale canvas, over and over again, until her lips have painted a portrait. Our minds were completely blown when we first saw her work, and we were desperate to know more. ... [Read More]


Tattoo Artist India Amara Perfectly Articulates Why So Many Of Us Get Inked

October 26, 2016 by

India Amara is a tattoo artist based in Toronto. Most of her art focuses on dark florals, ornamental and sacred imagery. In this profile from Raina + Wilson, India talks about her approach to life and her work. “My intention is creating something for someone to wear that empowers them and gives them a better sense of themselves.” ... [Read More]


What Tomorrow Brings… Compelling Documentary Takes Close Look At Educating Girls in Afghanistan

October 25, 2016 by

In spite of the global attention to the issue, girls in Afghanistan continue to struggle as they pursue an education. In the new documentary What Tomorrow Brings, filmmaker Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges, ... [Read More]


Yours: A Comic About Consent And Empowerment

October 25, 2016 by

“Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.” With statistics like these, it’s more important than ever to talk with kids about consent and empowerment. One dad, who goes by the moniker “Lunarbaboon,” has nailed it in his recent comic entitled Yours. ... [Read More]


All-Girl Team Of Inventors Awarded Grant For Solar Powered Tent To Combat Homelessness

October 25, 2016 by

Today, a group of 12 high school students from the DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, California are being recognized for their invention to combat homelessness in LA using solar powered collapsible tents for shelter. They are one of 15 InvenTeams across the nation to be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding from the ... [Read More]

Watch Gut-Busting Outtakes Of Kate McKinnon As Holtzmann In Ghostbusters

Watch Outtakes Of Kate McKinnon As Holtzmann In Ghostbusters… You’re Welcome

October 24, 2016 by

"Virgo. Avid skier. Gluten-full. And 100% jazzed to meet you." - Jillian Holtzmann, engineer extraordinaire One of our favorite parts of Ghostbusters 2016 was Kate McKinnon and her wacky and entertainingly awesome portrayal of the very brilliant and bizarre Dr. Jillian Holtzmann. So you can imagine ... [Read More]


Using Her Eye As The Canvas Tal Peleg Takes Makeup Eye-Art To The Dark Side For Halloween

October 24, 2016 by

"Makeup can be so much more than meets the eye..." - Tal Peleg Meet Tal Peleg, an insanely talented visual artist from Israel with a unique specialty… eye-art. Using her own eye as the canvas and makeup as the paint, she creates micro-illustrations that incorporate the shape of the eye to tell a detail-rich visual story. Finding ... [Read More]

WOMANeuvers: How Women Were Told To Workout In The 1940s

WOMANeuvers: How Women Were Told To “Battle The Bulges” In The 1940s

October 21, 2016 by

"Girls... it seems that after you've helped to win the war, you'll still have another battle on your hands, legs, and things... the battle of the bulges." Flashing back to this gem of a film clip from the 1940s, a charming time in the early days of body shaming when the promise of looking like a "sea nymph" was the pitch used to convince "girls" to do their "WOMANeuvers” on ... [Read More]