Holy Hera! DC Just Declared June 3 “Wonder Woman Day”, Massive Global Celebrations Planned

May 24, 2017 by

If you read our site and follow our social pages, our love of Wonder Woman is palpable. She’s a feminist icon who made her comics debut in 1941. She’s a badass Amazonian Princess. She’s a pop-culture icon (thank you Lynda Carter and 70s TV). She’s a fierce warrior. And she’s - finally - a formidable Hollywood blockbuster action hero ... [Read More]

Filmmaker Captures Big Impact Of Inspiring Holocaust Survivor… Her Grandmother

May 23, 2017 by

As a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Leah Warshawski would look at the tattoo on her grandmother’s arm and wonder what it meant. That’s because Sonia didn’t speak about the Holocaust and all she endured. But six years ago, as a 33-year-old, accomplished filmmaker, Leah realized that Sonia was one of the last ... [Read More]

Meet Ellen Ochoa… 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee

May 20, 2017 by

As a young girl, Ellen Ochoa (1958- ) was fascinated by the Apollo astronauts as they launched to the moon. But she could only dream about traveling beyond the earth since women weren't selected to go into space at that time. Undeterred, Ellen focused her studies on physics and engineering, excelling at both. So when NASA eventually opened its astronaut class to women ... [Read More]

200 Volunteers Crocheted 1.5 Million Loops To Make This Stunning Mural Of Susan B. Anthony

May 19, 2017 by

On May 7th, a "billboard" was installed on the facade of a building at 438 West Main Street in Rochester, NY. But this billboard is like no other; it’s a textile mural meticulously made with love by 200 volunteer crocheters over the course of two months. Using 150 pounds of yarn, they collectively crafted 1,516,320 loops to honor ... [Read More]

Agnes Mary Clerke (1842-1907) At The Nerve Center Of 19th Century Astrophysics

May 17, 2017 by

For a solid century and a half, from Mary Somerville's The Mechanism of the Heavens of 1830 to Helen Sawyer Hogg's final With the Stars column in 1981, it was largely from women that the English speaking world learned its love of the night sky and its inhabitants. Somerville (1780-1872) had brought continental mathematics and celestial ... [Read More]

Watch: Carhartt Mother’s Day Spot Is A Kickass Celebration Of Strong Women Everywhere

May 12, 2017 by

In this new short film, Carhartt, the workwear company founded in 1889, just did what most brands fail miserably at doing; they captured the strength, tenacity, compassion, complexity, diversity, heroism, and all around badassery of women... in under a minute and in the most authentic way. We could not love this more. Statement ... [Read More]

He Told Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, “Women Have Never Done Anything In Science”, Then She Discovered The AIDS Virus

May 11, 2017 by

click image to play video "A career as a researcher? No way. Women never have done anything in science!" This is what some misguided man said to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947 - ) early on in her career. She went on to receive ... [Read More]

Anna Jarvis Came To Loathe The Holiday She Fought To Establish… Meet The Mother Of Mother’s Day

May 8, 2017 by

Although President Woodrow Wilson gets all the credit for putting Mother’s Day on our national holiday calendar 103 years ago in 1914, the day was already being championed nine years earlier by Woman You Should Know Anna Jarvis. ... [Read More]