Every year like clockwork it happens, the pre-birthday meltdown, where I question where my life is going and wonder if I’m doing enough to make it count. The meltdown comes out of nowhere. Sometimes it hits during a quiet night at home with the cats, or maybe a sentimental birthday card brings it on. Regardless, it’s a time for me to pause and reset, sort out what works ... [Read More]
Meet Tawanda Jones. Some refer to her as “Camden’s First Lady Of Soul” and others call her “WaWa”. To us she is quite simply... a Woman You Should Know. As the founder and director of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team (CSS), a dance based, non-profit youth organization, Tawanda strives to provide a safe haven and the opportunity for positive development to young girls who ... [Read More]
By Elise Museles - If you consider yourself A Control Freak, Type A, Classic Overachiever, or Total Perfectionist, then this post is for you.
I’ll admit it. I picked this very topic of perfectionism to write about because it hits close to home. Let me explain. For years, I searched for the “perfect” diet, relying on books to dictate what and how to eat. I am also a classic overachiever in that I ... [Read More]
Right now, there is a Woman You Should Know illuminating the city of Anchorage, Alaska and her name is Patricia "Pat Riot" Bergeron. At age 50, she is one of the oldest All-Star Players in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. Having survived domestic abuse as a young mother at age 15, and struggling to ... [Read More]
Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. In an effort to wake us up and remind us that beauty should be a source of confidence for women, not anxiety, Dove conducted this compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.
On Monday, they released the video Dove Real Beauty Sketches. ... [Read More]
By Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Associate Director - The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
I am a "first" for Women You Should Know. I am the first woman recommended to WYSK by her husband.
As a feminist and activist for gender equality, I am proud of that title. Equality is, after all, not only a goal for women. It is a people goal, one I want as much for my daughter as for my ... [Read More]
When I tell people I have Scoliosis I'm surprised by two things. First, by how many people do not know what it is. Second, by the number of women I know who have some form of this condition. The best way I can think to describe Scoliosis is simply a curvature of the spine. Girls are at a much higher risk for developing this condition than boys. There is no definitive cause for Scoliosis. Studies have been ... [Read More]
The Woman You Should Know in this gravity defying yoga pose is Tao Porchon-Lynch. At age 94, she is an active yoga master, a competitive ballroom dancer with 543 first place awards, and a 2013 Athleta Sponsored Athlete and blogger. She is also a founding member of the American Wine Society, a former MGM Studios starlet and former model for top Parisian designers like Coco Chanel. Her mantra: "There is ... [Read More]