The daughter of a former slave, Georgia Rooks Dwelle was born in 1884 in Albany, Georgia, grew up in Augusta, and attended Spelman College (then Spelman Seminary) in Atlanta. In 1900 she became the school’s first graduate to go on to medical school - Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. From there, she worked tirelessly, against all odds and faced with ... [Read More]
We love when Google Doodle goes all WYSKy on the world and shines a spotlight on a woman everyone should know. Today was one of those days as they posted an ode to Lotte Reiniger (June 2, 1899 - June 19, 1981) on what would have been her 117th birthday. We had no idea who she was and, of course, needed to know more. ... [Read More]
Kaanchi Chopra, a 17 year old from Delhi, India is passionate about art and activism. She combines the two on her blog All About Art to bring attention to topics such as women's empowerment, acid attacks, color discrimination, body positivity, poverty, and other social issues.
In a message to WYSK, Kaanchi explained that art is the way she expresses her thoughts ... [Read More]
Meet 12-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut from Jacksonville, Florida who is on a determined mission to be the first African American woman to travel to Mars. So when the 6th grade honors student, triathlete, Girl Scout, literacy advocate, anti-bullying crusader, and agent of STEAM had the opportunity ... [Read More]
Nineteen-year-old American gymnast Simone Biles is a woman to watch during this summer’s Olympics in Rio. Considered the world’s best on the balance beam, floor exercise, and vault, the three time World Champion is favored to win gold. In this short video from The New Yorker, we get to see what makes her so exceptional. ... [Read More]
Whether you’re a fan of the television series or the movies or both, the summer of 2016 is going to be all Trekked out compliments of a new collection of women's swimwear modeled after Star Trek: The Next Generation uniforms, as well as the highly-anticipated July release of Star Trek Beyond, the 13th installment in the film ... [Read More]
Mary Edwards Walker (1832 - 1919) was a surgeon, abolitionist, outspoken advocate for women's rights, dress reformist (she wore pants), all-around character and badass who refused to live within the confines of gender-based roles. No wonder she was known as "Contrary Mary". ... [Read More]
May is American Stroke Month, an important campaign that aims to spread awareness of the signs of stroke. We were shocked to learn that 1 in 5 U.S. women can't identify a single warning sign of a stroke, yet stroke is the third leading cause of death among women in the United States.
In a survey by the American Heart/Stroke Association ... [Read More]