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The Isis Project: A Portrait Series Of Girls Emulating Iconic Women

April 24, 2014 by

We love it when we see women drawing inspiration from a fellow WYSK! The Isis Project: Empowering Girls Through The Celebration of Extraordinary Women, is a public art initiative founded by two women you should know, photographer Kat Carey and marketing professional Cassandra Yardeni. Kat and Cassandra loved ... [Read More]

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Photographer Reimagines Classical Paintings Featuring His 6-Year Old Daughter

April 16, 2014 by

Finding inspiration from classical paintings from artists such as Rembrandt, Raphael and Vemeer, Australian portrait photographer Bill Gekas, his wife Nikoleta and daughter Athena have put their family talents together to pay tribute to the old masters. Bill has always had an admiration and respect for the works by old master painters, which ... [Read More]

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Passover… The Festival, The Symbolism, The Food For Thought

April 14, 2014 by

To our friends celebrating, we wish you a Spring fresh with new promises and a Passover blossoming with joy. For our friends who don't celebrate, did you know... Passover is an eight-day (or 7-day depending on geography) festival celebrated in the early spring. It commemorates the emancipation of the Jews from slavery and their subsequent exodus from ancient Egypt. ... [Read More]

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Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2014 by

83 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

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First Transport to Auschwitz – The Story of 999 Girls

March 26, 2014 by

Heather Dune Macadam, a Holocaust biographer and author of Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz, traveled to Poprad, Slovakia on March 26, 2012, the 70th anniversary of the first registered mass transit of Jews to Auschwitz. When she arrived at the memorial site what she came to learn took her on an entirely new journey. What many people don’t know is that all of the 999 prisoners in the first ... [Read More]

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The Second Wave Of The Women’s Movement – Past, Present, And Future

March 26, 2014 by

The entire Women You Should Know team offers our sincere thanks and gratitude to Sonia Pressman Fuentes for sharing her wisdom and powerful voice with us. What an incredible honor to have her, a feminist who changed America and the course of history, as a guest contributor during Women’s History Month. ... [Read More]

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Eight Women In Chemistry Who Have Changed Our World

March 25, 2014 by

This past weekend we came across the documentary Women in Chemistry: Lessons from Life and the Laboratory, an incredible collection of stories featuring eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to science. The documentary, which originally aired last year, has been running again on PBS ... [Read More]

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Thanks To A Bug Landing In Her Imperial Tea (c. 2640 BC), We Have Silk

March 25, 2014 by

Just as a young Isaac Newton stumbled upon the law of gravity while sitting beneath an apple tree and getting bonked on the head with fruit (as the story goes), the young Empress Xi Ling Shi was sitting under a mulberry tree when, compliments of a bug landing in her tea, she made a discovery that also changed the world. ... [Read More]