Afghan Student Artists Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

“Violence against women is a serious problem in our community; we need to address it,” – Jawid Ranjbar, winner of the contest

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I Wanna Get Better… Seven Months Into Recovery From Anorexia Nervosa, This Is Annie’s Story

“No scale can measure how much we are loved or how incredibly precious we are.”

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Online Petition Aims To Elevate Women’s Equality Day To A Federal Holiday

It’s a demand for correcting the mistakes of the past and doing what’s right, right now.

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5 Tools To Plant The Seeds Of Greatness In Your Life

“You’ve got to believe that you can make the changes necessary in order to achieve greatness in your life.”

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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One Woman + 400,000 Lego Bricks = Priceless Recreation Of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

January 21, 2015 by

Alice Finch, a Seattle mom of two, combined her love of Harry Potter with Lego to create this incredibly detailed, approximately 400,000-piece model of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. No magic required! ... [Read More]

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Live Through This: The Many Faces And Stories Of Suicide Attempt Survivors

January 20, 2015 by

Live Through This is a portrait series by Brooklyn-based photographer and suicide attempt survivor Dese'Rae Stage that takes a unique approach to suicide prevention by showing the faces and telling the stories of people who have attempted suicide, yet survived. After surviving her own attempt, and getting the help she needed, Dese’Rae ... [Read More]

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The Images That Hypnotized Us Into Writing About Powdered Milk

January 20, 2015 by

There have been only four occasions when we have covered milk as a topic of interest: the woman who made it safe to drink, the woman who used it in the title of her newest piece of artwork, the “Hey Ma, Got Milk?” OREO breastfeeding ad, and the woman who made clothes from it. But we've certainly never had a reason to write about its evaporated sister... powdered milk ... [Read More]

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Trait Tracer: Woman Morphs Into Eight Relatives For Cool Family Resemblance Photo Project

January 20, 2015 by

Rachael Rifkin, a 26-year-old ghostwriter and personal historian, helps turn other people's memories into beautiful, well-written stories. She also writes a blog about the traits we inherit and the qualities we find only in ourselves. Rachael recently noticed she has a lot more in common with her family than she thought. So she ... [Read More]

“A Path Appears” From Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn Is Not To Be Missed

“A Path Appears” From Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn Is Not To Be Missed

January 19, 2015 by

A Path Appears, from the creative team that brought us the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn along with actor/advocates Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, ... [Read More]

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Meet The Six Chix… The Reigning Queens Of The Comic Strip World For The Last 15 Years

January 19, 2015 by

Fifteen years ago, on January 3, 2000, a sextet of female cartoonists started a revolution in the largely male dominated comic strip world with the launch of Six Chix, a syndicated daily comic strip featuring their collective artistry and humor. The goal was to spotlight the talents of six different women creators every day ... [Read More]

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Dangerdust… Stealthy Duo Of Artists Turns Chalkboard “Vandalism” Into Dream Job

January 19, 2015 by

Their senior year at Columbus College of Art & Design, an anonymous duo of artists became legendary chalkboard vandals known only as Dangerdust. Week after week, under the cover of night, they'd sneak into a building on campus, and create elaborate works of chalk art on an old chalkboard that was floating around. Once discovered, ... [Read More]

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Gorgeously Intricate & Hand-Crafted Pop-Up Books

January 16, 2015 by

By Sara Barnes - I’ve always been fas­ci­nated by the con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing that goes into pop-up and accordion-fold books. So, when I saw Bozka Rydlewska’s beau­ti­ful illus­tra­tions in a 3D form, I was wowed by their beauty and detail. I had the oppor­tu­nity to ask Bozka a cou­ple of ques­tions about her work. She’s loved pop-up books since child­hood and had always wanted to ... [Read More]