"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]
Kate McDonough is an illustrator and writer currently living in Iowa. She creates a series of comics called "Pretty, Pretty Ugly" that focus on living with anxiety and trying to see the humor in awkward moments.
From a young age Kate has always known that she didn’t want children, and like so many of us who have made this choice ... [Read More]
Meet twin sisters Eva and Ami. In prep for their 10th birthday, which is today, they mapped out a strategy to score the biggest wish on their list... getting their ears pierced. So they wrote a note to their dad explaining, in 6 specific points, why this is what they want. Using a compelling combination of facts, good manners, ... [Read More]
Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.”
The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]
“Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…"
This, the stuff ... [Read More]
"Her remarkable story is a reminder that regardless of the limitations placed on them, women can be anything that men can be: brilliant and brutal, courageous and cruel, powerful and dreadful."
In this latest episode from the oh so WYSKy video series – Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History – from Anita Sarkeesian’s ... [Read More]
While many of us are familiar with British literature’s leading ladies Jane Austen and the Brontës, they weren’t the only writing women of their day. In her new book Not Just Jane, author Shelley DeWees introduces us to seven “long-forgotten” women ... [Read More]
"I do everything that every other normal kid does, except on the side I’m training to become an astronaut and go to Mars." Meet 15-year-old Alyssa Carson who, from age 3, has had her sights set on becoming the first human on the Red Planet as part of NASA’s mission for 2033. Since, she’s been doing everything she mentally and physically can to go on the greatest space adventure ... [Read More]