A Tribute To New York City On September 11

September 11, 2015 by

Today we celebrate the beauty of New York, a city and a people that have always shown their strength and resilience... even on the darkest days. The 9/11 tribute at the end is a beautifully, poetic and reflective moment for this 14th anniversary. "New York City Time Lapse" video by and courtesy of Blueglaze LLC ... [Read More]

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

June 30, 2014 by

In 2011, 10 years after the September 11th attacks, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas wondered what had become of a specific group of first responders... the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 that worked tirelessly and offered comfort to others involved. So she decided to track down as many as she could on a mission ... [Read More]

9/11 2001… Twelve Years Have Passed, But We Will Never Forget

September 11, 2013 by

When WYSK launched two years ago on September 7, 2011, we dedicated our first week of editorial stories to all of the women emergency services workers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and in the days following. These women were largely ignored by the media over the course of a decade, never having their stories told. ... [Read More]

Kaziah Hancock paintings

Project Compassion

May 30, 2013 by

Kaziah Hancock calls herself the “Goat Woman”, but to many she is a hero. A survivor of polygamy, Kaziah knows the meaning of freedom, because she had to fight to gain hers. Today, Kaziah lives independently as an artist and goat rancher and is using her freedom to bring peace and healing to others through her organization Project Compassion. Founded in 2003, Project Compassion, a non-profit, ... [Read More]

Good Deeds Unite Us On 9/11: “I Will…”

September 11, 2012 by

9/11 Day is an international movement built on people forever remembering through positive action. The observance was founded soon after 9/11 by MyGoodDeed, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to provide a positive way to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, by encouraging all citizens of the world to take the "I will..." pledge and voluntarily perform at least one ... [Read More]

WYSK Is One!

September 7, 2012 by

It's hard to wrap our heads around the fact that an entire year has gone by since the official launch of Women You Should Know® on September 7, 2011. And WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN! We've gotten to know so many incredible women, posted about countless inspiring, thought provoking, interesting, sometimes blush-worthy and head scratching news/topics, and have learned so much. While we have lots of favorite ... [Read More]

Veterans Day

11/11/11: Honoring All Who Served

November 11, 2011 by

Today is the first time in a century that the three 11s align on the calendar. That's a very cool datebook occurrence and one that might particularly interest numerologists, gamblers, the superstitious, storm chasers and horror movie fans. But, let's not have the "wow" factor of today's date overshadow the fact that November 11th is also Veteran's Day, the day when we honor American veterans of all wars in ... [Read More]


Happy Birthday To Me… Now Here’s My Gift To You!

October 24, 2011 by

A woman we recently came to know and now admire and respect immensely, just turned sixty... the BIG 6-0. It's hard to believe because she doesn't look her age, doesn't act her age (in a good way) and she can run circles around most 30 year olds. Such a milestone deserves a really special celebration. As I went to get ready for her birthday bash, rather than choosing the perfect party outfit and getting all ... [Read More]