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.

Emma Watson Gives Another Moving Speech Encouraging Global Leaders To Join HeForShe Campaign For Gender Equality

Emma Watson Gives Another Moving Speech Encouraging Global Leaders To Join HeForShe Campaign For Gender Equality

January 23, 2015 by

Emma Watson just gave another moving speech at World Economic Forum encouraging world leaders, governments, universities and people all over the world to step up and take action in support of the new ‪HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 initiative to galvanize momentum ... [Read More]

10-Year-Old Transgender Girl Finds Acceptance And Empowerment Through Roller Derby

10-Year-Old Transgender Girl Finds Acceptance And Empowerment Through Roller Derby

January 22, 2015 by

In The Turn, by award winning filmmaker Erica Tremblay, is a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of a queer roller derby collective. Growing up in rural Canada, Crystal is tormented at school by teachers and peers alike. ... [Read More]

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There Is No Woman In This Picture

January 22, 2015 by

We love a good optical illusion, and this is a great one. Despite what you think you may see, there is no woman in this picture. This is one of the many amazing works by "master of illusion" Sandro Del-Prete, who fifty years ago, got his initial inspiration from a chameleon. “Everything we see can be seen in another way. Therefore, I ask myself; isn't everything an illusion anyway? Reality is but a ... [Read More]

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7 Ways To Combat Manterrupting

January 22, 2015 by

Studies show when women speak up at work, they are more likely to be interrupted and less likely to be credited for their contributions. As a result, women speak up less than their male counterparts. However,  manterrupting and bropropriating don’t just harm women. This pattern stifles teamwork and holds back innovation. This guide for men, women and bosses, by graphic artist Kathleen Edison was inspired ... [Read More]

DaddyDaDa Drops “New Rap” With Important Message To Treat All Women With Respect

DaddyDaDa Drops “New Rap” With Important Message To Treat All Women With Respect

January 21, 2015 by

DaddyDaDa is the stage name of a singer, inspirational songwriter and author of children's books. His music features "positive messages, discussing current social and cultural issues," and his very first release under the DaddyDaDa Productions label is Treat All Women with Respect, a rhymey little tune he describes ... [Read More]

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One Woman + 400,000 Lego Bricks = Priceless Recreation Of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

January 21, 2015 by

Alice Finch, a Seattle mom of two, combined her love of Harry Potter with Lego to create this incredibly detailed, approximately 400,000-piece model of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. No magic required! ... [Read More]

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Live Through This: The Many Faces And Stories Of Suicide Attempt Survivors

January 20, 2015 by

Live Through This is a portrait series by Brooklyn-based photographer and suicide attempt survivor Dese'Rae Stage that takes a unique approach to suicide prevention by showing the faces and telling the stories of people who have attempted suicide, yet survived. After surviving her own attempt, and getting the help she needed, Dese’Rae ... [Read More]

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The Images That Hypnotized Us Into Writing About Powdered Milk

January 20, 2015 by

There have been only four occasions when we have covered milk as a topic of interest: the woman who made it safe to drink, the woman who used it in the title of her newest piece of artwork, the “Hey Ma, Got Milk?” OREO breastfeeding ad, and the woman who made clothes from it. But we've certainly never had a reason to write about its evaporated sister... powdered milk ... [Read More]