Trailblazers like Ursula Nordstrom, Lynda Barry, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Agnes Martin are women we ALL should know. Illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova are making sure we do through a creative collaboration they call The Reconstructionists. Launched in January 2013, this inspired online project is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women - beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well ... [Read More]
Lauren Drain is a former member of the extremist hate group and cult, Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), who today is using her voice to "try and lead by example, with love, compassion and an open mind." Your are probably familiar with the church's antics, which have been regularly covered on the news with images of members protesting funerals of soldiers, spewing messages of hate and anger in front of grieving ... [Read More]
The air was steamy, the music was pumping, the adrenaline was flowing, and the energy was high as rows and rows of amped riders mounted indoor bikes at Equinox in NYC's Rockefeller Center yesterday to spin. But this was no ordinary workout; it was an epic, physical and emotional battle for cancer patients, one of the many Cycle for Survival 2013 events happening around the country to raise money for ... [Read More]
"If you want to be in the GAME, you have to be at the TABLE"... the poker table that is. This is the slogan of Woman You Should Know Ellen Leikind's innovative company POKERprimaDIVAS, which teaches women how to play poker and uses principles acquired at the poker table to enhance their lives and business skills. A former marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies, Ellen quit her job about a decade ago, ... [Read More]
As big fans of the historical fiction genre, we share with you an excerpt from author Pam Jenoff's latest novel, The Ambassador's Daughter, along with WYSK contributor Willa Rubin's thoughts on the book.
"Behind the horses, a procession of open carriages appears. The first bears a man in a long coat and top hat with a woman beside him. Though it is too far away for me to see, I can tell by the whoops ... [Read More]
Once upon a time, an unidentified someone declared February 26th National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. We can only assume that person lived happily ever after. If you plan to revel in today's fantastical holiday and tell your favorite tale, be aware of the plot twisting spell recently cast on this literary genre by academic sorceresses Christine Jones and Jennifer Schacker. These Women You Should Know have ... [Read More]
Earlier this month, our co-founder Jen Jones had the honor of accompanying WYSK Loren Raye to the red carpet premiere of MAKERS Women Who Make America. It was a truly inspiring night as the room was packed with countless luminaries featured in the film... women groundbreakers and pioneers who have transformed America over the last 50 years. The film makes its broadcast debut on PBS tomorrow, February 26 at ... [Read More]
French photographer and Woman You Should Know, Cerise Doucede creates gravity defying photographs capturing a moment of time.
In her series Egarements and Quotidien, Cerise shows her subjects among the chaos of their own thoughts, lost in daydreams from their otherwise boring reality. Inspired by everyday materials and everyday life, the objects are arranged and suspended to create mesmerizing, brief ... [Read More]