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#DefendHer Campaign: Celebrating Courageous Women Activists Defending Human Rights

September 28, 2016 by

Visual artist Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher is proud to call herself a feminist. In fact, it’s the driving force behind most of her work. In her latest project the artist has partnered with Global Fund for Women, JASS, and MADRE to illustrate 14 “DefendHers” – human rights defenders ... [Read More]

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Astronaut Kate Rubins Wears Special “Courage” Spacesuit Decorated By Pediatric Cancer Patients

September 21, 2016 by

Expedition 49 Flight Engineer and cancer biologist Kate Rubins, who is currently living and working on the International Space Station, recently revealed COURAGE, an awesome, hand-painted spacesuit decorated by pediatric cancer patients recovering at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. ... [Read More]

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Designer Handcrafts Bags And Backpacks Out Of Wood As Unique Way To ‘Keep It All Together’

September 19, 2016 by

Inspired by nature, Merve Burma has been handcrafting the most unique bags and backpacks out of real wood since 2011. To up the awesome of her Istanbul-based woodworking brand Grav Grav, she recently added a new collection that features a whole nother layer of artistry... cross stitching. Using colorful ... [Read More]

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Video: Photographer Brings 19 Strangers Together To Combat Negative Self-Talk In Empowered Shoot

September 9, 2016 by

Click image to play video of photoshoot Cindy Johnson is a boudoir photographer based in central Indiana whose passion is to "show women how beautiful they truly are.” Through her work, she sees firsthand how "women are so great about seeing only beauty in others," but as she says, "unfortunately we have a tendency ... [Read More]

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Combining Breastfeeding With Snark Makes For One “Very Crafty” 6 Panel Comic

July 26, 2016 by

An oldie, but a great-ie, you should know 'Very Crafty,' this 6 panel comic by writer and artist Heather Cushman-Dowdee, the creator of Hathor the Cowgoddess and Mama Is, comics about breastfeeding, homebirthing, attachment parenting and motherhood. "The combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft" inspired a whole lot of people (including us) ... [Read More]

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Emma Lazarus: The Woman Who Gave The Statue Of Liberty Her Powerful Voice

July 22, 2016 by

167 years ago today, on July 22 in 1849, famed American poet Emma Lazarus was born in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent. A writer from an early age, she went on to become part of the late nineteenth century New York literary elite, and at age 34 penned the inspiring sonnet that would give the Statue of ... [Read More]

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The Real Women Of “Murderess Row” And The Woman Who Told Their Story

July 22, 2016 by

By Rebecca Price - Part of the appeal of Chicago – the longest-running American musical in Broadway history – is that although the events unfolding on stage occurred almost 100 years ago, they feel current. Audiences feel as if they’re watching an episode of Law & Order, with sensational characters, gripping plotlines, and crimes ripped from the headlines. That’s ... [Read More]

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My Experience As 1 Of The 100 Women Who Posed Nude In Protest At The RNC This Week

July 21, 2016 by

Earlier this week you may have seen that 100+ women posed nude near the Republican National Convention. The women were participants in an art installation/peaceful protest called Everything She Says Means Everything, with renowned photographer Spencer Tunick and his wife, artist Kristin Bowler. ... [Read More]

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