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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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These Amazing Paper Art Masterpieces By Yulia Brodskaya Will Blow Your Mind

July 18, 2016 by

Before becoming a highly regarded paper artist, Yulia Brodskaya was a graphic artist and illustrator working on her computer. In 2006, she abandoned the computer and brought together her love of paper with her experience as a graphic designer to create incredible, vibrant, ... [Read More]

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Spectacular Pencil Carvings By Cindy Chinn

July 12, 2016 by

Once living in the fast paced corporate world as a commercial artist, Cindy Chinn decided to carve out a new life for herself as a full-time fine artist. While exploring her many interests and mediums, Cindy discovered a love for pencil carving... and her pieces are spectacular. "I’d been seeing sculpted pencils and pencil leads online for the past few years and REALLY wanted to try my hand at it. My ... [Read More]

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

July 11, 2016 by

When we first featured illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky on WYSK last year, she was working on a series called Women In Science, a collection of spectacular illustrations highlighting the contributions of notable women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Now, those illustrations, ... [Read More]

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Yarn: A Documentary Film Showcasing The Artists Redefining The Tradition Of Knit & Crochet

June 30, 2016 by

Knitting and crochet have evolved way beyond grandma’s classic and lovingly-made afghan blanket to become one the hottest trends in modern art. In her film YARN, director Una Lorenzen introduces us to the women artists who are changing perceptions and redefining these traditional crafts ... [Read More]

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