Giving Thanks To Sarah Hale For Crusading To Make Thanksgiving Day A National Holiday

Circa 1837, Sarah Hale used the pages of the influential magazine she edited and lobbied no fewer than four U.S. presidents to campaign for the national holiday.


Flight Of The Lady Hawk: All-Women Air Force Crew Broke Military Flight Record

“We’re not too far from the day when an all-female flight is not so special.”


Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up Featuring Four Pioneering Chefs

Modern twists on classic holiday dishes from Stephanie Izard, Lidia Bastianich, Karen DeMasco and Alice Waters


This Girl’s Birthday Celebration Included Wrapping Street Poles With Winter Gear For Those In Need

It warms our hearts to see this group of young girls tying coats and other winter accessories to street poles to help those in need.


Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


Sister Act 2: Dynamic Duo Hosts Second Annual #WearYourSuperheroes Day Oct. 1

September 29, 2015 by

Last year, we introduced you to then 5-year-old Leanna, a die-hard superhero fan whose kindergarten classmates would tease her, saying “Superheroes are for boys!”, whenever she wore her beloved superhero apparel to school. So her awesome big sister, Adalina, then 7 years old, swooped in to the rescue ... [Read More]

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England Rugby Launches New Campaign To Inspire Women And Girls To Play The Game

September 28, 2015 by

England is leading the way when it comes to marketing sport to women. Last year we featured the This Girl Can campaign, which was developed by Sport England to encourage women to be more active. ... [Read More]


104-Year-Old Grace Brett And Guerrilla Knitting Group Yarn Bomb Town

September 27, 2015 by

104-year-old Grace Brett is a member of a secret band of “yarnstormers,” who have bombed their town in artful knitting. The guerrilla knitters, who call themselves the Souter Stormers, hit various landmarks in Selkirk, a town in the Scottish Borders Council district in southeastern Scotland, as part of the ... [Read More]


Party City Makes Official Statement, Then Changes Story On Facebook… And Still Fails To Contact Lin Kramer

September 25, 2015 by

After an open letter Lin Kramer posted on the Party City Facebook page was inexplicably deleted, and she was subsequently banned from commenting there, Women You Should Know gave the concerned mother a platform to be heard. Not only was her voice amplified, the story ... [Read More]


Stand #withMalala, Because Every Girl Deserves An Education [Petition]

September 25, 2015 by

In May 2015, Malala Yousafzai worked with the Global Campaign for Education to draft the Incheon Declaration, seeking a commitment from world leaders to ensure that by 2030, ALL children can go to school for at least 12 years without having to pay school fees. Earlier this summer, to celebrate her 18th birthday, the Nobel Laureate ... [Read More]


Illustrator Reimagines A Feminist Barbie Complete With Her Own Inclusive Collection Of “Dolls”

September 25, 2015 by

When Marie Claire South Africa approached Colleen Clark about a project on "making a feminist Barbie," the talented illustrator and comic-maker was excited to have the chance to add to the discussion about the "really complex feminine icon." Her contribution was an acceptance-championing Barbie complete with her ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday: How To Save An Old Wood Piece And Make It Stunning With Stain

September 25, 2015 by

Last week I found an old wood-framed mirror in my garage I had totally forgotten about. Score! I knew the perfect place for it, but its honey colored wood finish wouldn’t work with the décor of my current home. The solution? Sand and stain. I envisioned a dark walnut…and with a trip to the hardware store and a little elbow grease I added a handsome piece to a lonely wall ... [Read More]


Women Of The Future Postcards, Circa 1902

September 24, 2015 by

Check out these antique postcards from French artist Albert Bergeret, circa 1902. Titled “Women of the Future,” the cards depict various, imagined occupations infrequently attained by women of that era. From firefighter to doctor, student to journalist, politician to lawyer, Bergeret was right on point with his "predictions," albeit the impractical wardrobe choices. ... [Read More]