Thunder Thighs: Where My Strong Legs Have Carried Me, And How I Learned To Love Them

June 7, 2016 by

By Christine D’Ercole - When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. After years of dancing I finally became aware that I was never cast in any piece that was costumed in a short tutu. This was because my thighs were twice the size of those of all the other little girls around me. In spite of trying to minimize myself by ... [Read More]


She “Had An Eye At The Tip Of Each Finger”… Meet The Outstanding 19th c. OB Who Invented The Vaginal Speculum

June 7, 2016 by

Marie Gillain Boivin was born in Montreuil, France in 1773, and was educated by nuns who ran a hospital at Etampes, a suburb of Paris. When the nunnery was destroyed during the French Revolution, she began studying anatomy and midwifery, ... [Read More]

The United State of Women Summit To Achieve Gender Equality

The United State of Women Summit To Achieve Gender Equality

June 7, 2016 by

On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, “a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, ... [Read More]

From To Myopia To NoMoPhobia… Watch How The Cell Phone Is Changing Us In Body And Brain

From Myopia To NoMoPhobia… Watch How The Cell Phone Is Changing Us In Body And Brain

June 6, 2016 by

Consider this… when you're looking down at your cell phone the angle of your spine "is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old child sitting on your neck." And that's not the only physiological (or psychological) thing happening. From increases in myopia (or nearsightedness), to the creation of a "compulsion ... [Read More]


When Stroke Happens… At Age 27

June 6, 2016 by

Ever wonder what it’s like to experience a stroke? Avid runner Emily Welbourn writes about the day she had a stroke while running a race. At the sound of the starting gun, I charge forward with the other runners selected from around the world. In spite of being at peak physical health, I slowly realize my pace isn’t sustainable. The one-mile marker is now ahead, I’ve got this. Just keep ... [Read More]


Meghan, Jennifer, Hillary, Patricia, Gloria… 5 Powerhouse Women, 1 Empowered Music Video

June 6, 2016 by

"We have a big, big problem ladies…" Through the video for her latest single, "Ain’t Your Mama" written by Meghan Trainor, the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez notes she’s "saying something with her music in a fun way." It’s an empowerment message delivered through a visual showcase of women’s equality struggles through ... [Read More]


Tired Of Girls Being Singled Out, 11-Year-Old Challenged School Dress Code

June 3, 2016 by

By Amy Lappos -  In grammar school young women are groomed to dress a certain way to avoid “creating a distraction to young men.” At my daughter’s grammar school orientation Principal Mr. Ogyny began discussing the dress code and has three young women stand in front of the parents and students as examples of what not to wear to school. ... [Read More]

refinishing furniture

Fix-It Friday: From Dull To Dynamic, Refinishing Flea Market Finds

"Hi Norma! I have furniture envy. My friends are great at repurposing and refinishing furniture they find at flea markets, but they live in the country so they have the space to do these kind of projects. Any tips for those of us living in metropolitan areas who don’t have an outdoor space to work in?" - Becky, WYSK reader ... [Read More]