Happy Mother’s Day From The Boston Derby Dames

Happy Mother’s Day From The Boston Derby Dames

May 10, 2015 by

In sending Mother's Day wishes out into the world today, we got some help from the Boston Derby Dames, Boston's premier Women's Flat-Track Derby Association roller derby league, who tell us why their moms (and moms everywhere) rock... "She's the reason why I try so hard every day." "She would always say, ya know, go out there, grow wings and fly. So that's what we do." "She worked three jobs that I ... [Read More]

UN Women Campaign Challenges Middle Eastern Men And Boys To “Give Mom Back Her Name”

UN Women Campaign Challenges Middle Eastern Men And Boys To “Give Mom Back Her Name”

May 9, 2015 by

In Egypt and many other countries in the Middle East there's a social taboo of not saying one's mother's name in public, for fear of shame and ridicule. This two-minute video, produced by UN Women and Impact BBDO Dubai for Mother's Day in the Middle East, which was on March 21, ... [Read More]

Winning Girl: The Rise Of A16-Year-Old  Judo & Wrestling Champion

Winning Girl: The Rise Of A 16-Year-Old Judo & Wrestling Champion

May 8, 2015 by

Meet Teshya Alo, a 16-year-old, 125 pound judo and wrestling phenom who can "throw women twice her age, and regularly beats the boys." Teshya has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling world championships, and if she does, she’ll be the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports, ... [Read More]

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Anna Jarvis Came To Loathe The Holiday She Fought To Establish… Meet The Mother Of Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015 by

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]

Blind Expectant Mom Gets To “See” Her Unborn Son Thanks To 3D Printing

Blind Expectant Mom Gets To “See” Her Unborn Son Thanks To 3D Printing

May 7, 2015 by

In this episode of "Why Technology Is So Freakin' Awesome," 30-year-old Tatiana Guerra is at an ultrasound appointment with her doctor. She's 20 weeks pregnant, but cannot see what other expectant moms get to see at this type of visit because she's blind, having lost her sight at age 17. As she asks her doctor to describe to her what her son looks like, he, ... [Read More]

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Woman Inspires Others To Commit Random Acts Of Affirmation With Positive “Truth Bomb” Cards

May 7, 2015 by

Creativity can strike at any time, and sometimes, in the most unexpected places. For Joy McMillan, it was in a public restroom, during a moment of insecurity and introspection, when she got an idea to launch a movement to inspire women to spread kindness, counter negative self-talk, and ignite confidence in each other through something she calls ... [Read More]

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This Teen Wants Her School To Know: “If My Shorts Make You Uncomfortable, YOU Are The Problem.”

May 6, 2015 by

Warm weather is starting to settle in around the country and school administrators are sharpening their pencils getting ready to impose their dress code restrictions on students… or shall we say their female students. In schools across the nation, girls have been at the center of ... [Read More]

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Women Are Diverse… By Cartoonist Liza Donnelly

May 6, 2015 by

Liza Donnelly has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years. In addition to her acclaimed work for the New Yorker Magazine, she has written Op-Ed for the New York Times, and is a columnist and cartoonist for Forbes.com, specializing in politics, gender issues and women’s rights. We have been big fans of Donnelly’s artistry and humor for a long time, and were thrilled to ... [Read More]