This year's Sundance Film Festival has officially started, and of the many highly anticipated films is Lovelace, the true story of Linda Boreman, otherwise known as porn actress, Linda Lovelace. Famous for her role in the legendary film Deep Throat, Boreman later became equally famous for her role as an anti-pornography advocate, speaking out against the objectification of women. Featuring Amanda Seyfried ... [Read More]
Millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And, yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. 10x10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls – working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations. At the center of this campaign is the feature film, Girl Rising, from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. ... [Read More]
Meet woman you should know, Heather Greene, one of the world's only certified female Scotch whiskey experts. Heather, an accomplished singer and songwriter, was building her career, when after moving to Scotland to explore her heritage and work on her music, discovered her love for whiskey. This newly found passion led her to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh, where she became the first American ... [Read More]
If you are among the more than ONE BILLION people who have bought streets, and "constructed" houses or hotels, while wheeling and dealing your way to bragging rights as the real-estate mogul of your family, which token is your go-to talisman for the journey around the MONOPOLY board? The car, Scottie dog, thimble, top hat? Or maybe the wheelbarrow, boot, battleship, or iron? Depending on your preference, ... [Read More]
Over the years, the once abundant and pride evoking Made in the USA label has grown more scarce, thanks to companies taking manufacturing overseas. But the now seemingly rare label is blazing a path on the comeback trail, experiencing a surge in prestige as more and more discerning shoppers demand domestically produced premium products. It is with this in mind that WYSKs Ryan Dempsey Argentieri and Heather ... [Read More]
When women put their heads together, incredible things can happen. Such was the case when architecture grad students - Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta - met, and were asked to design a product to assist the 2010 post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. They turned their attention to the critical need for light. The result was the LuminAID, a super cool, solar-powered light that inflates to create a ... [Read More]
Yesterday we introduced you to WYSK Elizabeth Kallop, an American living and working in Africa. Today, we'd like you to meet Cecelia Joseph Albert and Christine Akiny Ogeya two educators working alongside Elizabeth at Tumaini Junior School in Karatu, Tanzania.
Children in Tanzania still have very limited access to education, sometimes having to walk one to two hours each way, every day just to get to ... [Read More]