In 1972, Elizabeth Holtzman, a 31-year-old woman who had never run for public office, ran for Congress. Her rival mocked her campaign, the Democratic political "boss" dismissed her, and a major newspaper focused on her height and weight instead of the substance of her platform. Undeterred, Liz went on to win that race, ... [Read More]
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Renee Goust is a feminist, and has been since learning "the actual meaning of the word, which just seeks equality between men and women." But when she started to voice her opinion online, the trolls crawled out of their social media caves, spewing "hateful messages", which included calling ... [Read More]
"On the podium, everyone is the same whether you are 40 or 16. You have to go out and do your routine and your jumps."
Over a gymnastics career that has spanned more than a quarter century, she’s won nine world championship medals on vault (a record for most individual medals on a single apparatus) plus ... [Read More]
By now you have likely heard of U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the fencing phenom from New Jersey who became the first American athlete to compete at the Rio Olympic Games in a hijab (headscarf). While she didn’t win an individual medal this week, Ibtihaj has made a different kind of history. ... [Read More]
Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune tweeted a link to a story* they did on Team USA’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein after she won the bronze medal in women's trap shooting… but rather than name the accomplished three-time Olympian, they opted, ... [Read More]
Samaya Clark-Gabriel is your average 6-year-old, but when she has a basketball in her hands something truly extraordinary happens. Over the last few months, the pint-sized baller has developed a crazy skill set that defies age, physicality, and logic, earning her the hometown moniker "Brooklyn Phenom". ... [Read More]
On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy made its television debut, cementing Lucille Ball’s status as one of America's top comedic actresses, and pioneering a new sitcom genre that would influence countless family-related sitcoms for years to come. The success of the show was unmatched, as was Lucille’s perfectionism and hard work. ... [Read More]
There are thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and all of them have a story about their journey, but one that has really captivated us is that of boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields.
In 2012, Claressa became the first American woman to earn an Olympic gold medal in boxing, a monumental achievement for anyone, but especially for a then 17-year-old living in poverty in Flint, ... [Read More]