Emma Watson Debuts “Hurdles” A Short Film About The Fight For Gender Equality

September 26, 2016 by

This past Saturday, actor & UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson debuted Hurdles, a new “small film” about the fight for gender equality. Set to Sia's hit "Chandelier," the video features footage from the women's Olympic hurdles final from the 1964 Tokyo games. ... [Read More]

Meet Lina Khalifeh: Founder Of SheFighter, First Women’s Self Defense Studio In Middle East

September 26, 2016 by

"I teach a mix between Taekwondo, boxing, and pure self defense techniques. We also empower women through seminars and workshops like domestic vilence, sexual harrassment, assault and women's empowerment." - Lina Khalifeh In 2010, after one of her friends was abused by her father and brothers, ... [Read More]

3-Year-Old Hosts New Online Cooking Series…Get Ready To Laugh So Hard You Will Cry

September 23, 2016 by

Move over Nigella Lawson there's a new chef in town. Meet Ava, a 3-year-old going on 20 teaching us how to laugh and cook at the same time. We cannot get enough of her new weekly series Cooking with Ava where she’s already covered making scrambled eggs and strawberry cupcakes. ... [Read More]

Watch: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Documentary Film Trailer

September 23, 2016 by

Mark your calendars! The new documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be released October 14th. In anticipation, American Masters has released the film’s trailer. As friends from Dr. Angelou’s inner circle, directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules were granted remarkable and unmatched access ... [Read More]

I Am Ugly: Video Cleverly Reflects Personal Impact Of Negative Self-Talk

September 22, 2016 by

"If you wouldn't say it to yourself when you were little, then why would you say it to yourself now?” This is the question that punctuates the final scene of I AM UGLY., a new video by Rachel Levin, the 21-year-old YouTuber behind the wildly popular channel rclbeauty101. Using visuals of Rachel criticizing herself in the mirror, as the kid version of Rachel ... [Read More]

Meet The 12 Women Awarded MacArthur Genius Grants

September 22, 2016 by

Today, 23 winners for the MacArthur Genius Awards were announced. Every year the MacArthur Foundation awards a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant to extraordinary individuals who are breaking new ground in their field. “While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, ... [Read More]

Young Woman Defies Community And Culture To Pursue Feminist Dreams And Empower Moroccan Girls

September 22, 2016 by

By Bochra Laghssais - Growing up in a little Amazigh village called Tazarine in the desert oasis of Morocco means being born into family tribe which is dominated by men.  My community works on a segregated system that discriminates against women because of their gender. The only expectation for a woman is that ... [Read More]

Astronaut Kate Rubins Wears Special “Courage” Spacesuit Decorated By Pediatric Cancer Patients

September 21, 2016 by

Expedition 49 Flight Engineer and cancer biologist Kate Rubins, who is currently living and working on the International Space Station, recently revealed COURAGE, an awesome, hand-painted spacesuit decorated by pediatric cancer patients recovering at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. ... [Read More]