Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2017 by

86 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

Activist Mona Haydar’s Music Video ‘Hijabi’ Challenges Perceptions Surrounding Islam

April 1, 2017 by

On March 27th, poet and activist Mona Haydar released 'Hijabi', her first single and music video, in honor of Muslim Women's Day. Mona created the video to challenge perceptions surrounding Islam. In a post on Facebook she shared, “This song is from my upcoming EP titled One. ... [Read More]

Mother of the Telephone, Grandmother of Flight: Mabel Hubbard Bell (1857-1923)

March 29, 2017 by

We have been living without the menace of Scarlet Fever for a solid century now, and in that time it has devolved from a creature of visceral terror that, at its height, killed thirty percent of the children it struck, to a bit of colorful but somehow unreal nostalgia buzzing about the edges of ... [Read More]

Win It: Signed Copy Of ‘We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere’ by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

March 27, 2017 by

We recently scored not 1 but 2 signed copies of the just released  We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere: 9 Principles to Live By, a new book written by long-time friends, award-winning film, television, and theatre actress Gillian Anderson and award-winning journalist Jennifer Nadel. Released earlier this month on International ... [Read More]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series Official Trailer

March 24, 2017 by

Back in January we shared a first look at the new Hulu series 'The Handmaid’s Tale', and now they’ve released the official trailer. Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is "the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, ... [Read More]

Brie Larson To Play Victoria Claflin Woodhull, First Woman To Run For President Of The United States

March 23, 2017 by

Every Presidents’ Day for the last 5 years, we have told the fascinating story of a woman you should know who was way ahead of her time; a rebel, a trailblazer for generations to come, the first woman to run for President of the United States… Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927). And year after year, we get comment after comment ... [Read More]

She Led Hundreds Of Enslaved People To Freedom… It’s Time For Us To Help Bring Harriet Home

March 22, 2017 by

On March 7th, the hashtag #BringHarrietHome emerged, and has quickly become the battle cry for anyone and everyone supporting the Harriet Tubman Home’s determined crowdfunding effort to rescue a newly discovered and extremely rare photo of the courageous freedom fighter (c.1822 - March 10, 1913) ... [Read More]

Mathematician Emmy Noether (1882-1935) Solves the Universe

March 22, 2017 by

“Momentum is always conserved, except when it isn’t.”  In high school physics, we learn all manner of conservation laws, one at a time, when they accidentally happen to pop up, without so much as a word of explanation for WHY nature seems to care so much about these quantities. We’ve asked, of course, only to have our knuckles rapped ... [Read More]

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