A Ballerina’s Tale: Feature Documentary on Misty Copeland Debuts Tonight On PBS

February 8, 2016 by

This past summer, after 15 years with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Misty Copeland was promoted from soloist to principal dancer, making her the first African American woman made a principal in the company's 75-year long history. This prima ballerina takes ... [Read More]

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Rebecca Campbell’s “You Are Here” Project Shines A Spotlight On Women Artists

February 4, 2016 by

Motivated by the lack of women’s representation in the art world and in homage to the artists who inspire her, painter Rebecca Campbell started the You are Here project, which features a series of portraits, all of women artists. Like in many other industries, there is a lack of gender parity in the art world. Women artists are ... [Read More]

Fighting Street Harassment With Confetti And Punk Rock

Fighting Street Harassment With Confetti And Punk Rock

January 29, 2016 by

Meet Las Hijas de Violencia (The Daughters of Violence), a Mexico City feminist art collective that fights street harassers with confetti guns and punk rock. The women started confronting their catcallers to address “socially legitimized male violence” and a bring awareness to street harassment and misogyny in their city. “When we are walking down the street and someone harasses us in any way, we run ... [Read More]

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Artist Breaks The Silence On Disturbing Things Some Women Hear From Doctors During Childbirth

January 27, 2016 by

After an experience she had while giving birth to her son, Chicago-based artist, Michelle Hartney, whose work addresses a broad range of topics, including women’s maternal health, set out to visually tell the stories of other women who have reported varying degrees of mistreatment by their doctors during childbirth, ... [Read More]

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Dad Spends Over 350 Hours Handcrafting Climbable Fairy Tree In Daughter’s Bedroom

January 25, 2016 by

"My daughter wanted a fairy tree in her room that she could sit inside and read books, climb the branches, and also have a top sitting area." So over the past 18 months, "on weekends or at night," Rob Adams, a professional video game artist, embarked on the most epic DIY project for her. It took over 350 hours of hard physical labor, ... [Read More]

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Bipasha Shom Is On A Mission To “GivePhotos” To Those Who Have None

January 20, 2016 by

For many of us our personal photographs are among our most prized possessions. They help us remember the stories and people that have shaped our lives, as well as provide a lasting archive for future generations. But in some parts of the world, people have no personal photos at all, which is what what inspired Bipasha Shom ... [Read More]

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After Receiving Hate Comments, Artist Ayqa Khan Took To Tumblr “To Talk About Body Hair”

January 20, 2016 by

Ayqa Khan, a 20-year-old, Brooklyn-based digital illustrator and photographer, was featured on BuzzFeed yesterday for a series of illustrations she’s created that center on "societal pressure for women to remove body hair." According to what she shared on her Tumblr, she got “a lot of hate comments” on that article. In ... [Read More]

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3D Modeled Rings Celebrate World’s Favorite Cityscapes

January 19, 2016 by

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Ola Shekhtman learned her craft as a student living in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Siberian native, who has lived all over the globe, combines her love of travel with her incredible talent in these delightful, 3D modeled Cityscape rings. After six years in St. Petersburg, Ola moved to Israel, and 2 years ago relocated to the U.S. ... [Read More]