Celebrating Bessie Coleman, The First African American Woman With A License To Fly

January 26, 2017 by

Today marks the 125th anniversary of pioneering aviator Bessie Coleman's birth. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Born in 1892, Bessie was 11 years old when the Wright Brothers completed the first successful airplane flight. Reading and hearing about the incredible “flying machines” ... [Read More]

30 Photos That Capture The Awesome Girl Power At The Women’s Marches

January 26, 2017 by

Anchored by the Women's March on Washington, there were sister marches happening all across America and around the world on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The WYSK team was in DC, so we asked our readers to submit photos from their local marches for inclusion in a community-powered photo gallery. They came in by the hundreds and ... [Read More]

Pinspiration Project: How Safety Pins, Bottle Caps And Mod Podge Have The Power To Spread Hope

January 26, 2017 by

Meet Mary Daley, college sophomore and founder of The Pinspiration Project. The growing random acts of kindness movement started with Mary making inspiration-packed bottle cap pins and giving them out to friends and strangers, on a mission to spread hope. This is her story. By Mary Daley - In the fall of 2016, ... [Read More]

A Sneak Peek At Katie Couric’s Powerful Gender Revolution Documentary

January 25, 2017 by

On February 6th, as an accompaniment to its recent January 2017 issue Gender Revolution, National Geographic will be airing its powerful new documentary, “Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric” Through interviews with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families, the two-hour film takes an in-depth look at ... [Read More]

The Chemistry of Beauty: Hazel Bishop, Inventor Of First Marketable Indelible Lipstick

January 25, 2017 by

Remember a while ago when I said that botanists were the most under-respected members of the scientific community? Well, that's true until you consider a branch of science so underappreciated that many disdainfully refuse to even consider its practitioners as ... [Read More]

Why I Marched: A Letter From A Pro-Life, Republican, Anti-Government-Making-Women’s-Decisions, Stay-At-Home Mom

January 24, 2017 by

I am a married, Pro-Life, Republican, mother of two, and I marched. I wrote this in light of how many women are attempting to shout down women who marched. The myopia of those belittling our efforts is befuddling. I suppose ... [Read More]

Modern Suffragette: Illustrator Creates Women’s March Art To Benefit Planned Parenthood

January 24, 2017 by

Meet Meridth McKean Gimbel, woman, survivor, and children's book illustrator. Inspired by the mission and message of the Women’s March, she created this illustration, which she calls ‘Modern Suffragette’, "in solidarity with the marchers while reflecting back on the movement for universal suffrage that has ... [Read More]

#WhyIMarch: 28 Reasons This College Senior Will Be At The Women’s March On Washington

January 19, 2017 by

By Mindy Gorin - The Women's March on Washington and its 200+ sister marches will occur on Saturday, Jan. 21--and I will be there, head and hand-made sign held high, probably barely holding in all of my emotions as I watch the thousands upon thousands of people marching in solidarity with me and other women ... [Read More]

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