'Hidden Figures' is "the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John ... [Read More]
It’s safe to say that most of us have gone into a store, grabbed the size we think we are, but when we go and give the item a try, it doesn’t fit. Well just know, “it’s not you, it’s the industry.”
Today's standard clothing sizes are vastly different than they were 50 years ago. In this Vox video, Dion Lee documents the inconsistencies ... [Read More]
Not sure how this one slipped by us, but based on the trailer alone, we cannot wait to see Queen of Katwe. The inspiring film is the true story of a young girl who rose from a poverty-stricken community in Uganda to become an international chess champion.
Directed by Mira Nair, Queen of Katwe ... [Read More]
In 1972, Elizabeth Holtzman, a 31-year-old woman who had never run for public office, ran for Congress. Her rival mocked her campaign, the Democratic political "boss" dismissed her, and a major newspaper focused on her height and weight instead of the substance of her platform. Undeterred, Liz went on to win that race, ... [Read More]
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Renee Goust is a feminist, and has been since learning "the actual meaning of the word, which just seeks equality between men and women." But when she started to voice her opinion online, the trolls crawled out of their social media caves, spewing "hateful messages", which included calling ... [Read More]
"On the podium, everyone is the same whether you are 40 or 16. You have to go out and do your routine and your jumps."
Over a gymnastics career that has spanned more than a quarter century, she’s won nine world championship medals on vault (a record for most individual medals on a single apparatus) plus ... [Read More]
By now you have likely heard of U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the fencing phenom from New Jersey who became the first American athlete to compete at the Rio Olympic Games in a hijab (headscarf). While she didn’t win an individual medal this week, Ibtihaj has made a different kind of history. ... [Read More]
Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune tweeted a link to a story* they did on Team USA’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein after she won the bronze medal in women's trap shooting… but rather than name the accomplished three-time Olympian, they opted, ... [Read More]