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

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How’s Married Life?! One Newlywed’s Honest Answer To The Cliché Question She Gets Asked Ad Nauseam

Six months ago I married a wonderful man whom I had dated for six years. Our eyes were open going into this, but there are still many adjustments we are learning to make as we forge ahead into the unknown of the future. Just days after we returned from our honeymoon up ... [Read More]

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Daughter Takes Her Mother On Epic Journey Around The World

March 31, 2015 by

After an accident left her mother wheelchair bound and depressed, An Rong decided that travel would be the best medicine to put a smile back on her ailing mother’s face. "She stopped eating and drinking and would often lie in bed all day, she was also becoming very forgetful," said An Rong. "My sister and I had to put notes around the ... [Read More]

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Niqabi-Curious: What It Was Like To Cover My Face In Public

March 30, 2015 by

By Nicole Hunter-Mostafa - When I converted to Islam, I always knew I wanted to wear hijab–i.e., a headscarf. Perhaps owing to my years as a devout Catholic with the drive (but never the bravery) to wear a mantilla during Mass, headcovering seemed like a natural progression in faith, one that I sought to embrace wholeheartedly. ... [Read More]

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Want To Help Prevent Online Bullying? Comment On Facebook

March 30, 2015 by

Women You Should Know is honored to share the following article that was written by TED social media editor, Nadia Goodman, in the wake of the unconscionable wave of hate that initially overtook the comments section of the TED Facebook page following their posting of the recent Monica Lewinsky talk. It is a powerful and moving piece with a very important ... [Read More]


Wonder Woman Converse All Star: Legendary Superhero Gets A Legendary Sneaker

March 30, 2015 by

Here's a kick of inspiration for your Monday morning... a Wonder Woman edition of Converse All Star sneakers, a.k.a. "Chuck Taylors" or simply "Chucks," we spied on Instagram. There were no accompanying details, so we went digging for more info. According to the exclusive retailer that sells them, ... [Read More]


Woman Creates 10 Feminist Ben & Jerry’s Flavors… They’re Not Real, But They’re Spectacular

March 29, 2015 by

Last week, writer and producer Amanda McCall posted a piece to Buzzfeed Community, "a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations" that's not vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. In it she describes what she calls Ben & Jerry's women problem, and the solution she serves up is deliciously ... [Read More]

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Corn Dog Couture…10 Mouthwatering Bites That Will Make You Rethink Food On A Stick

March 28, 2015 by

If you’re an epicurean explorer, culinarily curious, or just a straight up food lover, then this tasty ode to "something on a stick day" (with a twist) is for you! We’ve put together a killer feast for the eyes and the mouth featuring 10 mouthwatering bites that will make you rethink food on a stick, once and for all. ... [Read More]


Photo Series “Her│Self” Explores What Women See When They Look In the Mirror

March 27, 2015 by

Photographer and network producer Jennifer Bermon’s series Her│Self, 28 black-and-white portraits of women, gives us a peek into how women perceive themselves. For the past 20 years, Jennifer has been taking photos of women and asking her subjects to write, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in their photo. ... [Read More]