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Why Feminist Actress Zoe Saldana Looks To Space To Find Better Female Roles

July 2, 2014 by

Zoe Saldana is an actress and vocal champion for equality and feminism. She’s also the "reigning queen of scifi franchises," with Star Trek, Avatar and now Guardians of the Galaxy under her belt. Zoe recently told Badass Digest what draws her to these scripts and why she looks to space to find better female roles ... [Read More]

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These Inspiring Illustrations Have Us Thinking Body And Beauty Positive

July 2, 2014 by

Carol Rossetti is a 26-year-old illustrator and graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We came across her beautiful work online and needed to know more about her and her inspired body and beauty positive illustrations. WYSK connected with Carol and here’s what she shared with us: ... [Read More]

The EPA Chica Squad Is Cleaning Up Their Community

The EPA Chica Squad Is Cleaning Up Their Community

July 1, 2014 by

Last week, with much fanfare, Google launched its Made With Code campaign, a new initiative to encourage young women to learn how to code. Among the resources they are providing, including programs, links, downloads and projects, they have also created a fantastic series of videos of young women making things with code. ... [Read More]

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The Will To Grill… America’s Female Grilling Expert Shares Her ABCs Of Grilling

July 1, 2014 by

This weekend, as we celebrate July 4th, millions of Americans will take to the grill (84%, in fact). And according to the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, more women than ever before (25% of us) are taking control of the tongs when it comes to grilling outdoors. ... [Read More]

Lucy Liu Goes Behind The Lens To Expose Child Sex Trafficking

Lucy Liu Goes Behind The Lens To Expose Child Sex Trafficking

June 30, 2014 by

WARNING: Graphic material. Millions of girls and boys are trafficked into places where they are exploited, sexually violated, and abused on a daily basis. Lucy Liu, known for the strong roles she plays as an actress, is using her influence and vision to bring attention to the worldwide epidemic of child sex trafficking with the new film MEENA. The film, which is Liu’s ... [Read More]

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Retrieved: Charlotte Dumas Honors Search And Rescue Dogs Of 9/11 With Powerful Portrait Series

June 30, 2014 by

In September 2011, Women You Should Know set out to honor a specific group of 9/11 first responders… the women, as none of us could recall seeing any news coverage or pictures of female firefighters, police officers, EMTs, FBI agents, etc. in the ten years since the attacks. Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas had a similar idea, ... [Read More]

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The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

June 27, 2014 by

When Women You Should Know launched in September 2011, we set out to tell the untold stories of relatable women who are making things happen in their world; women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. More simply put... our mission is to celebrate everyday women doing extraordinary things; women who deserve recognition and news ... [Read More]

This Is Precisely Why Every Woman Should Know How To Unclog A Toilet

This Is Precisely Why Every Woman Should Know How To Unclog A Toilet

June 27, 2014 by

Almost three years ago to the day, American Standard released this video, which they say is "Based on a true story." Fact or fiction, it is freaking hilarious! You panic, cringe, and gag right along with this poor woman who has found herself in some seriously deep doo-doo. For the brand it's a clever sales piece, but for us it's a cautionary tale that captures precisely why every woman should know how ... [Read More]