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Fix-It Friday: From Dull To Dynamic, Refinishing Flea Market Finds

"Hi Norma! I have furniture envy. My friends are great at repurposing and refinishing furniture they find at flea markets, but they live in the country so they have the space to do these kind of projects. Any tips for those of us living in metropolitan areas who don’t have an outdoor space to work in?" - Becky, WYSK reader ... [Read More]

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Today Is National Doughnut Day… Meet The Women Integral To Its History

June 3, 2016 by

Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a magical "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

June 2, 2016 by

This short illustrated video of the fascinating life of Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) comes from Your Life, an industry-led and government supported campaign out of the UK that “aims to show the dynamic career opportunities available to young people by studying math and science.” Marie Curie has an amazing, albeit tragic life story. ... [Read More]

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Georgia Rooks Dwelle… Pioneering Doctor Dedicated To Black Women’s Health

June 2, 2016 by

The daughter of a former slave, Georgia Rooks Dwelle was born in 1884 in Albany, Georgia, grew up in Augusta, and attended Spelman College (then Spelman Seminary) in Atlanta. In 1900 she became the school’s first graduate to go on to medical school - Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. From there, she worked tirelessly, against all odds and faced with ... [Read More]

Lotte “Scissorhands” Reininger: Pioneering Animator Predated Walt Disney By A Decade

Lotte “Scissorhands” Reiniger: Pioneering Animator Predated Walt Disney By A Decade

June 2, 2016 by

We love when Google Doodle goes all WYSKy on the world and shines a spotlight on a woman everyone should know. Today was one of those days as they posted an ode to Lotte Reiniger (June 2, 1899 - June 19, 1981) on what would have been her 117th birthday. We had no idea who she was and, of course, needed to know more. ... [Read More]

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17-Year-Old Feminist Infuses Her Art With Activism

June 1, 2016 by

Kaanchi Chopra, a 17 year old from Delhi, India is passionate about art and activism. She combines the two on her blog All About Art to bring attention to topics such as women's empowerment, acid attacks, color discrimination, body positivity, poverty, and other social issues. In a message to WYSK, Kaanchi explained that art is the way she expresses her thoughts ... [Read More]

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12-Year-Old Aspires To Be First African American Woman To Go To Mars, Meets Her Idol Dr. Mae Jemison

June 1, 2016 by

Meet 12-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut from Jacksonville, Florida who is on a determined mission to be the first African American woman to travel to Mars. So when the 6th grade honors student, triathlete, Girl Scout, literacy advocate, anti-bullying crusader, and agent of STEAM had the opportunity ... [Read More]

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Gymnast Simone Biles Is A Woman To Watch At The Rio 2016 Olympics

June 1, 2016 by

Nineteen-year-old American gymnast Simone Biles is a woman to watch during this summer’s Olympics in Rio. Considered the world’s best on the balance beam, floor exercise, and vault, the three time World Champion is favored to win gold. In this short video from The New Yorker, we get to see what makes her so exceptional. ... [Read More]

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