When I heard the US Postal Service would no longer be delivering mail on Saturdays starting this August, a little ping of apprehension and sadness hit me. One of the best parts of my day is getting the mail. I know this is not the case for everyone. Bills come in the mail. Useless flyers from new dentists and Chinese restaurants in town also come in the mail. But every evening when I head out to my ... [Read More]
The Nu Project is a series of "honest" nudes of women from all over the world. The project began in 2005 by the husband and wife duo, photographer Matt Blum and art director Katy Kessler, with the idea that women of all shapes and sizes deserve to be photographed as beautifully as fine art nudes. To date, over 150 women across North and South America have participated in the project exhibiting courage, ... [Read More]
Trailblazers like Ursula Nordstrom, Lynda Barry, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Agnes Martin are women we ALL should know. Illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova are making sure we do through a creative collaboration they call The Reconstructionists. Launched in January 2013, this inspired online project is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women - beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well ... [Read More]
Lauren Drain is a former member of the extremist hate group and cult, Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), who today is using her voice to "try and lead by example, with love, compassion and an open mind." Your are probably familiar with the church's antics, which have been regularly covered on the news with images of members protesting funerals of soldiers, spewing messages of hate and anger in front of grieving ... [Read More]
The air was steamy, the music was pumping, the adrenaline was flowing, and the energy was high as rows and rows of amped riders mounted indoor bikes at Equinox in NYC's Rockefeller Center yesterday to spin. But this was no ordinary workout; it was an epic, physical and emotional battle for cancer patients, one of the many Cycle for Survival 2013 events happening around the country to raise money for ... [Read More]
Last fall we told you about Stella Amelia Ehrhart, the super cool eight year old with the inspiring attitude, famous name, and historic dress code. Today, she has made Women You Should Know history by becoming the youngest writer to ever contribute to our site.
We could not think of a better "GIRL You Should Know" to kick-off the first day of Women's History Month for us than Stella and this piece she ... [Read More]
"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 principles acquired at the poker table to enhance their lives and business skills. A former marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies, Ellen quit her job about a decade ago, ... [Read More]
As big fans of the historical fiction genre, we share with you an excerpt from author Pam Jenoff's latest novel, The Ambassador's Daughter, along with WYSK contributor Willa Rubin's thoughts on the book.
"Behind the horses, a procession of open carriages appears. The first bears a man in a long coat and top hat with a woman beside him. Though it is too far away for me to see, I can tell by the whoops ... [Read More]