In visual protest of the fact that only 2.6 percent of the streets in Paris, the capital of France, are named after notable women, French feminist group Osez le Féminisme pulled off a covert stunt that left almost all of the street signs on the Île de la Cité with new names yesterday morning. Overnight, they managed to ... [Read More]
Last month we shared news and information about WriteGirl, an innovative writing and mentoring program for young women.
Showing our support, we purchased a poem during their annual poetry drive, which we just received in time for Women’s Equality Day.
The poem was written for us by Sandra Moore, a 16-year-old who only recently started in the WriteGirl program. ... [Read More]
We pretty much love anything that highlights women’s contributions, particularly when it includes women in history, who overcame overwhelming obstacles to only have their hard-earned achievements often marginalized or erased altogether. So when a WYSK reader sent us this impressive ... [Read More]
On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy made its television debut, cementing Lucille Ball’s status as one of America's top comedic actresses, and pioneering a new sitcom genre that would influence countless family-related sitcoms for years to come. The success of the show was unmatched, as was Lucille’s perfectionism and hard work. ... [Read More]
In 1966, Selchow & Righter Company, the game makers best known for Parcheesi and Scrabble, released an “educational” board game for girls (ages 6 and up) called What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls. The object was to be the first player to become a Career Girl in 1 of 6 featured professions (model, airline hostess, ballet dancer, actress, nurse, ... [Read More]
Over the weekend, we shared news on our Facebook page of how former Google diversity head, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, planned to build a "world class" museum dedicated to women's history in London's East End, only to suddenly refocus his plans, post-approval, ... [Read More]
In the mid-1950s on California's famed Muscle Beach, there was one individual who "routinely blew minds" by performing "utterly improbable feats of strength." Her name was April Atkins, and unlike the adult strongmen who flocked to this birthplace of the physical fitness boom, she was only in the seventh grade ... [Read More]
Writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Growing up in an affluent family afforded Beatrix a privileged childhood spent cultivating a passion for art and nature.
As a young girl, Beatrix enjoyed sketching animals and later invented stories that combined her love for both animals ... [Read More]