Iranian Artist And Activist Atena Farghadani In Prison And Facing Trial After Drawing A Political Cartoon

“Atena Farghadani is a prisoner of conscience – she has committed no real crime.”

Atena Farghadani

WYSKy News: BBC Is Creating A TV Movie About The Brontë Sisters!

“It’s an extraordinary tale of family tragedy and their passion and determination, against the odds, to have their genius recognised in a male 19th century world.”


What’s In A Name? This Fascinating Look At US Girl Name Trends From 1880 – 2013 Offers Some Clues

Mary. Bertha. Linda. Tiffany. Jennifer. Dorothy. Sophia. How do first names come to be?

What’s In A Name? This Fascinating Look At US Girl Name Trends From 1880 – 2013 Offers Some Clues

She’s Got Legs, She Knows How To Use Them… As Super Cool Bookmarks

Something to make the adventure of reading even more fun…



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman? Meet Dr. May Edward Chinn

April 15, 2015 by

In this episode of “How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman?”, we introduce you to Dr. May Edward Chinn, an extraordinary woman who, in addition to achieving several medical firsts, was instrumental in the development of the PAP smear in the early 1930s. Born April 15, 1896, today would have been her ... [Read More]


Principal Blacks Out 13-Year-Old’s “Feminist” T-shirt In School Photo For Being “Offensive”

April 15, 2015 by

UPDATE: as this story continues to evolve, we will share the updates. See below for the latest... Sophie, an 8th grade student at Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Owensville, Ohio, wore her FEMINIST t-shirt to school a few weeks ago. It also happened to be class photo day. ... [Read More]


146 Years Ago Today These Extraordinary Women Spoke Up For Animals When No One Else Would

April 14, 2015 by

In the late 1800s, the treatment of animals was not a topic of concern or conversation. Animals were considered utilitarian, and consequently, inhumane treatment was commonplace. But a small group of extraordinary women, led by Caroline Earle White, raised their voices to fight animal cruelty in the ... [Read More]


This Is What Responses To Backhanded Compliments Look Like

April 14, 2015 by

We’ve all been subjected to backhanded compliments; just when you think you are about to receive praise...zing, you are hit with an insult. Having been on the receiving end of these “sugarcoated insults” more than once, artist Vanessa Papastavros (aka Van Scribbles) was inspired to create her series “Backhanded Compliments” in an effort to ... [Read More]

New NikeWomen Ad Aims To Empower, Plays Off Insecurities And Self-Doubt To Motivate… Huh?

New NikeWomen Ad Aims To Empower, Plays Off Insecurities And Self-Doubt To Motivate… Huh?

April 14, 2015 by

Yesterday, NikeWomen launched what they describe as “a women’s initiative - called #betterforit - to inspire women to be active, take on new challenges and conquer personal goals.” They say it, “harnesses the bold voice of women today… with a lighthearted tone and humor.” Sounds great, right? We thought so until we saw ... [Read More]


Woman Pens Awesome Love Note To… The Library

April 13, 2015 by

By Cheryl Laughlin - The studying was relentless. I couldn’t screw up. I immersed myself into an SAT-like study bubble. And when I got to the library that Saturday, I nailed it. I wrote my name, my age (six!) and my phone number, and the kind librarian handed me my first library card. In the eyes of the library, I was a bona fide adult. (Okay, my mom probably co-signed ... [Read More]

Joan Jett

Rock Pioneer Joan Jett To Get Her Rightful Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

April 13, 2015 by

This Saturday, April 18, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will, at long last, be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Among the 8 legendary groups and artists being inducted this year, Joan Jett is the only woman, which is an all too familiar spot for this fearless pioneer who has fought for everything she's achieved over ... [Read More]


Highly Anticipated Notorious R.B.G. Book Cover Revealed

April 13, 2015 by

Back in January, one of our favorite Tumblr pages, Notorious R.B.G., announced the launch of, “Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a full-length biography on the pioneering Supreme Court Justice. R.B.G. Tumblr’s creator, NYU law student Shana Knizhnik, along with her co-author MSNBC ... [Read More]