Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

Watch: Kay Hodges, Age 97, New Jersey’s Oldest Licensed Registered Nurse, On Doing What She Loves… Working

February 7, 2017 by

Meet Kathryn "Kay" Hodges. At 97 years young she is a Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson in New Jersey (has been since 1967) and the state’s oldest licensed registered nurse. Armed with three quarters of a century’s worth of experience and knowledge, Kay, who finished nursing school in 1941, still spends her days ... [Read More]

On Her 100th Birthday, Grandma Eileen Wants Everyone To Know How To Talk To “Old People”

January 10, 2017 by

click on image to play video Last year, on her 99th birthday, we introduced you to an infinitely wise, witty and inspiring woman who stole our hearts and made us cry with laughter. Born January 10 in 1917, Grandma Eileen (as she’s affectionately known by all) has lived through every world event and history making moment ... [Read More]

Hollaback! And Comedian Rebecca B. Carton Show What Women Are Really Thinking When Told To “Smile”

December 22, 2016 by

Have you ever been walking down the street, lost in thought, when all of a sudden a man shouts out to you, “Smile”? He thinks it’s charming, or a nice thing to say, but on the contrary this type of catcalling can be disarming and ... [Read More]

How Street Harassment Affects Women Bike Messengers

December 1, 2016 by

As we know, street harassment is a reality many women have to deal with everyday. In fact, sixty-five percent of women have reported being targeted by street harassment during their lives, and forty-one percent have been victim to physical harassment, including groping and flashing. And while some people think this type of ... [Read More]

Hilarious Web Series ‘Period Piece’, About Women Having Their Periods Throughout History, Is Back With Season Two

November 30, 2016 by

While it may be more common place to have an open conversation about periods today, the women who came before us weren't so lucky. Back for its second season, Period Piece, the hilarious web series that mixes menstruation facts ... [Read More]

“Hip-Hop And Hijabs” Amirah Sackett Uses Dance To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslim Women

November 18, 2016 by

Click image to play video Amirah Sackett is a dancer, choreographer, curator, and teacher based out of Chicago, IL. In 2011 she developed We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, a hip-hop performance that includes educational lectures and workshops that educate the public and create a dialogue between ... [Read More]

As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

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