The Indie Chicks: Raising Awareness And Spreading Self-Empowerment To Women

“The Indie Chick is everything that mainstream media for women is not.”


Princesses Weep As Guy Proposes To Gaston At Disney World, Ends Up With…

The moral of this fairy tale… princesses don’t always win in the end (but we already knew that).

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Writer Monica Byrne’s Response To Rejection? Try, Try and Try Again!

“Of all the things I’d ever submitted to or applied for, I’d gotten only 3 percent of them. That’s a 97 percent rejection rate.”


Breastfeeding Moms Welcome

Providing a welcoming environment where breastfeeding mothers are able to sit anywhere and enjoy a pot of tea while breastfeeding… it’s a good thing.



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


Retrieved: Charlotte Dumas Honors Search And Rescue Dogs Of 9/11 With Powerful Portrait Series

June 30, 2014 by

In September 2011, Women You Should Know set out to honor a specific group of 9/11 first responders… the women, as none of us could recall seeing any news coverage or pictures of female firefighters, police officers, EMTs, FBI agents, etc. in the ten years since the attacks. Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas had a similar idea, ... [Read More]


BMI Charts Put This Woman Into The Overweight Category… And She Has Something To Say About It

June 30, 2014 by

By Amber Rogers - This picture is an accurate representation of what I look like today. Most people would say I look fit. Only the most extreme would say I am fat. I am regularly referred to as 'lean' and 'thin'. And yet. I weigh 170 pounds, which puts me just into the 'overweight' category ... [Read More]

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The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

June 27, 2014 by

When Women You Should Know launched in September 2011, we set out to tell the untold stories of relatable women who are making things happen in their world; women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. More simply put... our mission is to celebrate everyday women doing extraordinary things; women who deserve recognition and news ... [Read More]

This Is Precisely Why Every Woman Should Know How To Unclog A Toilet

This Is Precisely Why Every Woman Should Know How To Unclog A Toilet

June 27, 2014 by

Almost three years ago to the day, American Standard released this video, which they say is "Based on a true story." Fact or fiction, it is freaking hilarious! You panic, cringe, and gag right along with this poor woman who has found herself in some seriously deep doo-doo. For the brand it's a clever sales piece, but for us it's a cautionary tale that captures precisely why every woman should know how ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Solid Vs. Engineered… What You Should Know About Hardwood Floors

"Norma, In our continuing saga of re-doing our home, we are now in the process of having to choose new wood flooring. There are so many types of "wood" floors on the market. I know I do not want the laminated "wood", but I am confused as to which type of "real" wood flooring would be best to put over a concrete slab. Can you give ... [Read More]


A Pizza Bed & Other Imaginative Creations

June 26, 2014 by

She had us with the Pizza Bed! Brooklyn based freelance art director Claire Maganiello has a penchant for storytelling, problem solving, snapbacks and pizza. We can’t think of a better way to drift off into dreamland than wrapped up in our favorite food. The scrumptious looking blanket and puffy crust pillows are sure to bring on some spicy dreams, without the heartburn. Claire is part of the ... [Read More]

Turia Pitt Cover

Burns Survivor Turia Pitt Graces Top-Selling Magazine Cover Proving That Confidence Equals Beauty

June 26, 2014 by

Over the past eighty years, Australia's top-selling magazine - The Australian Women's Weekly - has been celebrating inspirational women from its home country. For its special July issue, which hit newsstands today, Weekly editors took their mission to the next level by featuring mining engineer ... [Read More]


Forgiveness Day: 10 Awesome Quotes To Inspire You To Forgive Someone (Or Yourself)

June 26, 2014 by

June 26 is Forgiveness Day, a designated 24 hour period in which to forgive and/or be forgiven. We know it's hard (often near impossible) to let go of the anger, free yourself of the resentment, grant that pardon, or accept that "I'm sorry." But trust us, the world (and everyone in it) will be MUCH better off if we all embrace ... [Read More]