Domestic violence victim, a young woman being hurt

Philanthropy Isn’t Always Sexy: Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway

October 4, 2016 by

By Lori Day - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers. From September 11, 2001  to June 6, 2012, more American women were killed by intimate partners than all of the victims of 9/11 plus all of the American military fatalities due to the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ... [Read More]


Women In Aviation Inspire The Next Generation With All-Girls Flight

October 3, 2016 by

click image to play video In celebration of Girls in Aviation Day (Sept. 24), Delta Airlines took 120 girls, who attend aviation schools and partner non-profit programs, to the sky aboard a charter flight from New York to Washington, D.C. as part of its Women Inspiring our Next Generation (WING) program. Each an every aspect of the flight ... [Read More]


Blogs Not Bombs: Afghan Writers Fighting Misogyny With Their Stories

October 3, 2016 by

By Lydia Solodiuk Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor. In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]

Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

September 30, 2016 by

"In the summer of 2013, #BlackLivesMatter went viral. A movement was born. But the creators of the hashtag that galvanized millions were largely ignored." Meet Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, the founders of #BlackLivesMatter. In this exclusive video interview with EmergingUS, these three inspiring ... [Read More]


Meet The Woman Who Designed The Iconic Nike Swoosh While She Was A College Student

September 29, 2016 by

The Nike Swoosh is ubiquitous... it's on every imaginable type of apparel, footwear and gear; it's worn and endorsed by world class athletes; it's recognized around the globe, requiring no translation. So you'd think that something with this kind of recognizability and brand power must have taken years to develop by a team of branding experts ... [Read More]


#DefendHer Campaign: Celebrating Courageous Women Activists Defending Human Rights

September 28, 2016 by

Visual artist Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher is proud to call herself a feminist. In fact, it’s the driving force behind most of her work. In her latest project the artist has partnered with Global Fund for Women, JASS, and MADRE to illustrate 14 “DefendHers” – human rights defenders ... [Read More]


Brave 9-Year-Old Delivers Gut-Wrenching Testimony On Race To Charlotte City Council

September 28, 2016 by

click image to play video "We are black people and we shouldn't have to feel like this.” - Zianna Oliphant, age 9 As reported by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, "Zianna Oliphant, a young girl from Charlotte, NC, gave emotional testimony to the Charlotte City Council ... [Read More]


Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates, Punks, And Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

September 27, 2016 by

Last year we introduced you to the awesome children’s alphabet book Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Not surprisingly the book became a New York Times bestseller and had readers clamoring ... [Read More]