Biracial Filmmaker Confronts Racism In Award Winning Film “The Aryans”

Biracial Filmmaker Confronts Racism In Award Winning Film “The Aryans”

June 3, 2014 by

Mo Asumang, an acclaimed filmmaker, actress and television presenter in Germany, takes hate head on in her documentary The Aryans, in which she goes face-to-face with racists both in Germany and in the United States. Being biracial, Mo has dealt with the realities of racism throughout her life and career. In this documentary, ... [Read More]

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MotherCoders: Adding Moms To The Coding Movement

June 3, 2014 by

Fact 1: Women hold only 26% of computing related positions. Fact 2: By 2020 there will be 1.4 million tech jobs; 70% of them will be unfilled. It’s these facts and a lack of resources that inspired Tina Lee, a working mom of two from San Francisco, to create MotherCoders, a tech orientation program designed for moms who want to learn ... [Read More]

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The Facekini: China’s Hottest Beach Trend

June 2, 2014 by

Artist Peng Yangjun, co-creative director and editor of China's leading lifestyle magazine, The Outlook, has been documenting a growing fashion craze along Eastern China’s beaches… the “facekini”. No that's not a typo. First introduced about a decade ago, more and more women, who are regular swimmers in the ocean, have been donning these bizarre protective face masks ... [Read More]

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5 Standout Summer Reads

June 2, 2014 by

Looking for some great summer reads? Whether on the beach, in the mountains or just hanging out at home, there are some great books, new and old that shouldn’t be missed. We’ve been binging on historical novels, memoirs and biographies about pioneering women, leaders, legends and survivors. Here are five standouts: ... [Read More]

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Honoring UCSB Students Katie Cooper & Veronika Weiss, Two Young Women Whose Lives Were Filled With Promise

May 30, 2014 by

There have been countless articles and divisive arguments surrounding the recent shooting in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The ongoing chatter, editorials, analysis, soapboxing and trending hashtags are drowning out what’s most important here ... [Read More]

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Seoul, Korea’s $700 Million Plan To Make Women Happy… Pink Parking Lots And Crack-less Sidewalks

May 29, 2014 by

"When a woman is happy, everyone is happy." What sounds like a bad fairy tale closing line to us, is the actual foundation upon which government officials in Seoul, Korea have based a $700 million urban planning spend. Aiming to make their city a place "where women can live happily," their version of female Blissville ... [Read More]

Determined Nine-Year-Old Skater Girl Lands Her First 540!

Determined Nine-Year-Old Skater Girl Lands Her First 540!

May 29, 2014 by

Nine-year-old skater girl Sabre Norris from New South Wales, Australia just landed her first 540 on vert (basically a full circle and a half… a 360 Spin with another 180 in there so the board almost spins a full rotation twice). Here's the story in her own words: "My skating all started because I wasn't allowed to get a bike because we don't have a garage. So my mum bought us ... [Read More]

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Powerful Images Show The Shocking Scars Of Verbal Abuse [Graphic]

May 29, 2014 by

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.” But words do harm, and can leave emotional scars that have lasting affects. It’s not easy to see the impact of verbal abuse, which is what inspired photographer Rich Johnson’s Weapon of Choice Project, a visual demonstration of the power of verbal abuse, ... [Read More]