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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Bravely Announces HPV Diagnosis On Twitter

August 19, 2014 by

This past Sunday, Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Speaker of the New York City Council, took to Twitter to make a major announcement about a very personal issue. Putting politics aside, she was focused on health... her health, specifically. The 45 year old Speaker was recently diagnosed with a high risk strain of HPV and decided to go ... [Read More]

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Women Of The Mountain: Stories Of Six Women Rising Above

August 19, 2014 by

Women of the Mountain is a feature-length documentary told through the narratives of six women: three who run the world’s longest ultra-marathons through the world’s highest mountain ranges, and three who live in those rugged terrains. From the Himalayas to the Alps to the Sierra Nevada, this film tells the stories of resilient women ... [Read More]

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The Indie Chicks: Raising Awareness And Spreading Self-Empowerment To Women

August 18, 2014 by

Tired of the condescending messages they were being fed by mainstream media, Chiara Mazzucco, Julie Zantopoulos and Chrystal Rose, joined forces and launched The Indie Chicks, a print and online magazine with a message of self-empowerment. “The Indie Chick is everything that mainstream media for women is not.” ... [Read More]

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Princesses Weep As Guy Proposes To Gaston At Disney World, Ends Up With…

August 18, 2014 by

"So I brought an engagement ring to Disney World and proposed to my favorite Disney Princesses." That’s what Blaine Gibson, a content creator from Texas, Tweeted on July 20th. During his visit to the happiest place on earth, he got down on bended knee for a bevvy of Princesses including Ariel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jasmine. ... [Read More]

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Breastfeeding Moms Welcome

August 15, 2014 by

Breastfeeding in public continues to be a very divisive topic. Even in 2014, women are continually ostracized from businesses and restaurants for doing what comes naturally. So, when WYSK Timna Understein shared this photo with us, we were beyond excited to finally see a business invite and warmly welcome breastfeeding moms in. ... [Read More]

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Babies Now Being Grown On Trees All Over The World

August 14, 2014 by

While money doesn't grow on trees, babies are now being grown on trees all over the world. Well, not ACTUAL babies, but cute-as-a-button, baby shaped pears that are being birthed - err grown - thanks to China based Fruit Mould. When the company's specialty molds are placed around a budding bundle of deliciousness during the fruit's early stages of maturation, you end up with a full grown pear that bears ... [Read More]

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Sister: A Documentary About The Global Crisis Of Maternal Mortality

August 14, 2014 by

The documentary Sister, directed by Brenda Davis, gives an inside view into the complications of pregnancy and childbirth women in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti face everyday. The film tells the stories of healthcare providers who work tirelessly to save lives, deliver babies, and provide health education in their ... [Read More]

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If Male Superhero Costumes Were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes

August 13, 2014 by

Anna, a.k.a. Fernacular, a young woman from Boston, “got tired of guys having no idea why girls find female superheros' costumes kinda sexist.” So she went ahead and made this set of drawings showing what male superhero costumes would look like if designed like female superhero costumes. Her goals were to: ... [Read More]