Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]
Over the years, we’ve seen dresses made out of unique materials including LEGO bricks, balloons, condoms and even milk. So it’s not completely surprising to see fashion designers turning to crayons to find inspiration.
These amazing, one-of-a-kind masterpieces are the result of a partnership between Crayola and Bloomingdales. ... [Read More]
"In 2012 an Indian student [Jyoti Singh] was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a film about the case. She came away shocked by India's treatment of women ... [Read More]
On March 3, 1887, the lives of two extraordinary women were changed forever when Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, arrived at the home of the Kellers to work with their blind and deaf child Helen.
As soon as Anne began working with the 6-year-old, ... [Read More]
Over the last three months, Lianne Moseley has catapulted herself from talented makeup artist to genuine badass, compliments of images she posted to social media showcasing her unique talent. Armed with mad skills, and a makeup application technique we liken to a superpower, she's able to transform mere mortals into their ... [Read More]
In the late 1930s, 22-year-old Josephine Calavetta was working for Grant Photo Corporation, managing one of their many portrait photo studios in the New York City area. It was a job she landed right out of high school and she excelled at it, particularly in her role as a photographic colorist. But despite her superior talents and ... [Read More]
Sitting atop her 14-year-old horse "Flo Jo," 9-year-old Chayni Chamberlain accomplished something this past week that most people will never accomplish in a lifetime. Clocking a fast-and-furious time of 13.9 seconds, the third grader became an instant Barrel Racing legend when she took the top spot over 114 qualified entrants, all veteran ... [Read More]
Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, is a book for children and their parents, teachers, and cool grown-up friends who like ABCs, social justice and women who just all around rock! ... [Read More]