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She Should Have Been The First Woman To Fly In Space… Meet Jerrie Cobb

March 5, 2015 by

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]

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Catastrophic Fail: The Day HBO and Withoutabox Underestimated Armies Of Diverse And Female Writers

March 5, 2015 by

By Angela Dee - Look. We live in a time where everyone knows that there needs to be a change in the entertainment industry. We need to see more women and minorities on TV and in our movies. We need their voices. There is a huge gap in the market that must be - needs to be - filled. We all seem to finally agree on this point, right? ... [Read More]

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Makeup Artist Makes Mere Mortals Look Like Legends Leaping Off Pages Of Comic Books

March 3, 2015 by

Over the last three months, Lianne Moseley has catapulted herself from talented makeup artist to genuine badass, compliments of images she posted to social media showcasing her unique talent. Armed with mad skills, and a makeup application technique we liken to a superpower, she's able to transform mere mortals into their ... [Read More]

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In Black And White: Actual Employment Letter From 1939 Reveals Inequality Women Faced

March 3, 2015 by

In the late 1930s, 22-year-old Josephine Calavetta was working for Grant Photo Corporation, managing one of their many portrait photo studios in the New York City area. It was a job she landed right out of high school and she excelled at it, particularly in her role as a photographic colorist. But despite her superior talents and ... [Read More]

10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Esther Okade Heads To University

10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Esther Okade Heads To University

February 25, 2015 by

Esther Okade LOVES math! Her contagious enthusiasm for the subject and early accomplishments has brought her media attention since she was just six years old. Now, at the ripe old age of 10, Esther has enrolled at The Open University, UK with the goal of completing a math degree in just two years. But that’s just the beginning for this whiz. ... [Read More]

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What You May Not Know About Author Amy Tan

February 19, 2015 by

As a child Amy Tan believed her life was duller than most. She read to escape. Her parents (immigrants from China) wanted her to be a doctor and a concert pianist. She secretly dreamed of becoming an artist. She began writing fiction when she was 33. Her first short story was published when she was 34, and three years later, she published her first book, a collection of short stories called The Joy Luck ... [Read More]

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Extracting Opportunities From Obstacles… How Sue Ismiel, A Girl From A Syrian Village, Built A Global Empire

February 12, 2015 by

From humble beginnings living in a tiny Syrian village, to creating a global empire with no formal education, no financial backing or business skills, Sue Ismiel, CEO of Australia's Sue Ismiel & Daughters, made up of leading brands Nad’s and NitWits, reflects on her journey from Syria ... [Read More]

Krystyna Kubran Races Motorcycles Like A Girl

Krystyna Kubran Races Motorcycles Like A Girl

February 3, 2015 by

Meet Krystyna Kubran. The 5' 3" powerhouse is one of only about 20 women out of the more than 300 men who race motorcycles in California, and she's quickly becoming one of the fastest. Apparently, this gets some of the guys she races against pretty riled up. Krystyna says, "The pigtails are pretty easy to spot on the racetrack. One guy told me that he was getting angrier and angrier as he was trying to ... [Read More]