Celebrating Bessie Coleman, The First African American Woman With A License To Fly

January 26, 2017 by

Today marks the 125th anniversary of pioneering aviator Bessie Coleman's birth. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Born in 1892, Bessie was 11 years old when the Wright Brothers completed the first successful airplane flight. Reading and hearing about the incredible “flying machines” ... [Read More]

30 Photos That Capture The Awesome Girl Power At The Women’s Marches

January 26, 2017 by

Anchored by the Women's March on Washington, there were sister marches happening all across America and around the world on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The WYSK team was in DC, so we asked our readers to submit photos from their local marches for inclusion in a community-powered photo gallery. They came in by the hundreds and ... [Read More]

A Sneak Peek At Katie Couric’s Powerful Gender Revolution Documentary

January 25, 2017 by

On February 6th, as an accompaniment to its recent January 2017 issue Gender Revolution, National Geographic will be airing its powerful new documentary, “Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric” Through interviews with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families, the two-hour film takes an in-depth look at ... [Read More]

Modern Suffragette: Illustrator Creates Women’s March Art To Benefit Planned Parenthood

January 24, 2017 by

Meet Meridth McKean Gimbel, woman, survivor, and children's book illustrator. Inspired by the mission and message of the Women’s March, she created this illustration, which she calls ‘Modern Suffragette’, "in solidarity with the marchers while reflecting back on the movement for universal suffrage that has ... [Read More]

The Radical Monarchs: New Docu-Short On The Youth Group For Activist Girls Of Color

January 18, 2017 by

“Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of color.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland, CA based group dedicated to creating opportunities for young girls of color “to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically ... [Read More]

A First Look At ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series

January 10, 2017 by

When we first heard last spring that Hulu was creating a new series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we could hardly wait to get a sneak peek. The wait is finally over, as they’ve just posted s teaser trailer.  If you aren’t familiar with the award-winning book, here’s a brief synopsis: The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian ... [Read More]

On Her 100th Birthday, Grandma Eileen Wants Everyone To Know How To Talk To “Old People”

January 10, 2017 by

click on image to play video Last year, on her 99th birthday, we introduced you to an infinitely wise, witty and inspiring woman who stole our hearts and made us cry with laughter. Born January 10 in 1917, Grandma Eileen (as she’s affectionately known by all) has lived through every world event and history making moment ... [Read More]

Watch: Meryl Streep Uses Her Voice In A Most Powerful Way At The Golden Globes

January 9, 2017 by

click on image to play video "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose." As the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s 2017 Golden Globes, Meryl Streep, despite having lost her voice, took her moment to use it to deliver this powerful speech on "Hollywood, foreigners, and the press", ... [Read More]

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