Shamila Kohestani: Empowering Young Women Through Sports In Afghanistan And Around The World

February 24, 2017 by

By Pary Shuaib - From practicing martial arts to climbing soaring mountains, Afghan women are finding creative ways to break barriers in sports, but before we could conquer hilltops, we had to find our way to fields and gyms. This week, I had ... [Read More]

Elena Votsi’s Story About Designing the Olympic Medal Is Gold

August 5, 2016 by

By Marion Fasel - How did Greek jewelry designer Elena Votsi who is known for her bold sculptural work win the competition to design the Olympic medal for the Summer Games?  The story started right before the 2004 Olympics in Athens.  To celebrate the return of the event to its place of origin, the Olympic Committee decided ... [Read More]

10 Questions With Poker Diva Ellen Leikind Who Teaches Women How To Play… To Win In Life

March 2, 2016 by

"If you want to be in the GAME, you have to be at the TABLE"... the poker table that is. This is the slogan of Woman You Should Know Ellen Leikind's innovative company POKERprimaDIVAS, which teaches women how to play poker and uses the principles acquired at the table to enhance their lives and business ... [Read More]

Tech-Girls Founder Kim Wilkens Is Paving The Way For Girls In Computer Science

February 26, 2016 by

By Julia Travers - Kim Wilkens’ professional journey in technology has taken her from IBM to independent tech consulting, to teaching technology in school and non-profit settings. She is the co-coordinator of the computer science initiative at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia ... [Read More]

Life After The ESPN Body Issue: Exclusive Interview With USA Track & Field Champion Amanda Bingson

August 19, 2015 by

By Alison Tedford - USA Track & Field hammer thrower Amanda Bingson made a major impact with her powerful words on body confidence in the ESPN Body Issue, and by posing nude on its cover. I had the opportunity to interview her about body image and how her life has changed since the shoot. ... [Read More]

Autism Advocate Debbie Hilibrand Is Creating A Better World For Individuals Like Her Son

It’s April and that means Autism Awareness Month – an important campaign that, among other things, brings attention to the fact that autism statistics are now an overwhelming 1 in 68, according to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control. ... [Read More]

Women Talk: Faustine Tarmasz, Illustrator And Tattooist

March 11, 2015 by

By Sara Barnes - Faustine Tarmasz, known simply as Tarmasz, is a French illustrator and tattoo artist who also has some impressive ink of her own. I had the opportunity to speak with her about her non-traditional tattooing style as well as the awesome adornments on her legs, collarbone, and back. There aren't many illustrators that double ... [Read More]

Sally Hewett: Embroidered Body Parts

March 2, 2015 by

By Joetta Maue - I am not sure how or when I came across the artist Sally Hewett’s work but as soon as I did I wanted to know more. I love how her work is both meaningful and humorous. She manages to make us laugh at our bodies and all of its beautiful flaws as well as contemplate & question the standards of beauty our culture perpetuates. Read on to learn more about her sculptural stitching. BE ... [Read More]