In the summer of 2010, Canadian photographer Frances Darwin met henna artist Darcy Vasudev, and a WYSKy relationship grew.
The plan Frances had in mind when she first met Darcy was to collaborate by combining their skills to create a new and exciting opportunity for expecting mothers ... [Read More]
Los Angeles-based filmmaker Matt Bieler created this beautiful, two-and-a-half-minute film as a tribute to his own mother, honoring her heroic and unselfish love as a stay-at-home mom.
The story, which follows three mothers from Pennsylvania, Washington, and Texas, is told through the eyes and voices of their children. ... [Read More]
In the fourth and newest edition of her THE SOCIAL SERIES PROJECT, Sabrina Thompson, founder of KUU Photography, is showing the world what “Motherhood is….”
She spoke with over 20 moms to get their personal thoughts on what it’s like to do the toughest job in the world, day in and day out. Then, unbeknownst to the moms, she gave each of their kids 15 ... [Read More]
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we are taking a look back and celebrating some of the WYSKy moms we have had the privilege to profile over the past year. While many of the women we feature are mothers, these inspiring women have shown a love for their children that is just extraordinary. In a quest to make their children's lives better, safer and filled with opportunity, ... [Read More]
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed the second Sunday in May as “Mother’s Day” (after 9 years of campaigning by WYSK Anna Jarvis). A few years later, in the early 1920s, Hallmark began creating and producing cards to mark the day. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the holiday, the decades old stationery giant is flexing ... [Read More]
Although President Woodrow Wilson gets all the credit for putting Mother’s Day on our national holiday calendar 100 years ago in 1914, the day was already being championed nine years earlier compliments of Woman You Should Know Anna Jarvis.
Anna’s mother Ann Reeves Jarvis was a social ... [Read More]
In late January, Stephan Boyer’s girlfriend, who lives "in a dangerous neighborhood in San Francisco”, called to ask him to check up on her as she was walking home from work one night. Within a few days – YES DAYS - the 23-year-old, MIT computer science grad student designed and built something to keep her a little extra safe when she goes out at night. He calls his tech ... [Read More]
The daughter of a former slave, Georgia Rooks Dwelle was born in 1884, grew up in Augusta, Georgia, and attended Spelman College in Atlanta. In 1900 she became the school’s first graduate to go on medical school - Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1904, after earning her medical degree (with honors), Dwelle returned ... [Read More]