Labor Of Love, Chapter Two: Discovering A New Passion… After Retirement

Labor Of Love, Chapter Two: Discovering A New Passion… After Retirement

September 1, 2014 by

Woman You Should Know Brenda Berkman was one of the first female firefighters in NYC. Now, as a retired captain, she's one of the last people keeping the art of lithography alive. This pioneering firefighter turned artist, proves that retiring from a career you thoroughly enjoyed doesn’t mean you won’t discover a new labor of love to pursue in the next chapter of your life. ... [Read More]

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She’s Taking On New York City To Fight A 150 Year Old Injustice To Women

August 27, 2014 by

"The fact that no real women are honored by statues in the Nation’s most famous and most important park is not simply an oversight." - Pam Elam, Women's Rights Activist and former New York City Government Executive Woman You Should Know Pam Elam has embarked on a mission of epic proportions and historic significance... to create a statue in Central Park honoring ... [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]

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Storiarts: Literary Accessories For Your Bookish Life

August 12, 2014 by

It’s no secret that WYSK loves to read, and we also love easy-going fashion, so when we came across the company Storiarts, by Tori Tissell, it was literary love at first site. In 2011 Tori came up with the idea to print “books” on scarves when trying to decide what to do about Christmas gifts for her family and friends. “I couldn’t afford to buy anything,” ... [Read More]

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Street Artist NeSpoon Explains Her Penchant For Lace

August 6, 2014 by

NeSpoon, an artist from Poland, channels her passion for street art, pottery and jewelry into these incredible works of art that she’s been leaving behind in her hometown of Warsaw. Using stencils, spray paint, embroidery and other techniques, the intricate patterns of lace she creates fit right into the city’s unique landscape. ... [Read More]

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Cool Mom Takes Notes On Napkins To New Heights

August 4, 2014 by

Like so many moms around the world, Nina Levy, an artist from Brooklyn, NY, began drawing on napkins for her young son Archer’s nursery school lunches. But what started out as simple black marker drawings for just one, has turned into over 2,000 elaborate, mini works of art for her now two very lucky boys. Each napkin, which takes Nina about 1-2 hours to create, comes with ... [Read More]

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Happy Birthday To The Woman Who Was Likely The Face Of Rosie The Riveter

July 31, 2014 by

Born 90 years ago today, on July 31, 1924, Geraldine Hoff Doyle was just 17 years old when a United Press International (UPI) photographer snapped a picture of her while she was operating a metal-stamping press at American Broach & Machine Co. in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the summer of 1942. She was a beautiful girl whose friends were fighting in World War II ... [Read More]

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These Images Have Women Fading Into The Background

July 23, 2014 by

Trina Merry, a New York body-painting artist, has created these surreal images by painting nearly nude models to seamlessly blend into the backgrounds of New York City landmarks, including Coney Island, The Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. The California native, with a B.A. in film, worked in art departments in Hollywood on films and television before finding her current medium of ... [Read More]