“Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of color.”
Meet the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland, CA based group dedicated to creating opportunities for young girls of color “to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically ... [Read More]
By Nicole LaRue - Women are mobilizing to march on Washington this month. These women will demonstrate against the prevailing political rhetoric by marching alongside a million others who have been intimidated, threatened and marginalized. And I will be among them. I march as a woman defending human rights. ... [Read More]
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, there are women’s marches and rallies planned in all 50 states. To inspire and mobilize in a symbolic action on behalf of the rights of women and girls, BETTY band member Alyson Palmer along with Gloria Steinem and others, have created the new initiative [email protected]
At 1:00pm Eastern Time ... [Read More]
Every day with her 9-year-old daughter’s lunch, illustrator Meaghan Elderkin includes a napkin with a message, drawing or just a little bit of love and inspiration. Each week Meaghan chooses a theme, which has included dinosaurs, other animals and lots of fun, silly jokes and puns. But when the U.S. election didn’t turn out the winner ... [Read More]
By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going.
Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]
By Lydia Solodiuk
Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor.
In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]
This past Saturday, actor & UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson debuted Hurdles, a new “small film” about the fight for gender equality.
Set to Sia's hit "Chandelier," the video features footage from the women's Olympic hurdles final from the 1964 Tokyo games. ... [Read More]
When you hear the word “lady” what does that mean to you? For us, it’s just another limitation put on women that’s associated with expected attributes, actions and qualities that went out of style with the pillbox hat. In an effort to challenge the old stereotype, ... [Read More]