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

102-Year-Old Alice Barker, A Former Dancer, Sees Herself on Film For the Very First Time… And It’s Wonderful

102-Year-Old Alice Barker, A Former Dancer, Sees Herself on Film For the Very First Time… And It’s Wonderful

April 22, 2015 by

"Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson." Although Alice danced in many movies, commercials ... [Read More]


Alison Leiby On Catcalling, Women’s Mags, The Glass Ceiling, And Cake…

April 22, 2015 by

Meet the woman who has brought an earthquaking level of loud, unrestrained laughter to our office. Her name is Alison Leiby and she's a stand-up comic and writer in New York (ps - she really likes wine). We just started following her on Twitter, and it's one of the best decisions we have ever made... today. Here are some of her Tweets that we loved, ... [Read More]

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It’s Earth Day… Meet Rachel Carson, The Woman Who Inspired Modern Environmentalism In 1962

April 22, 2015 by

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate in Earth Day each year, and we want you to ... [Read More]


Sophie Thomas Updates Us On Her “Feminist” T-Shirt Campaign; School Superintendent Emerges As The Real “Offensive” One

April 21, 2015 by

Last week, Women You Should Know broke the news of Sophie Thomas, the 13-year-old eighth grader from Ohio, who had her “feminist” t-shirt blacked out in her class photo by her middle school principal for being "offensive." Since, Sophie’s story has been shared and ... [Read More]


Happy Birthday Belle Case La Follette… Another Kickass Trailblazer We Never Learned About

April 21, 2015 by

It’s truly baffling that women’s history is presented, far too often, in a painfully boring way, especially when the women who made said history were anything but boring. So with the help of a clever video-short from the Wisconsin Media Lab, this is our ode to Belle Case La Follette, a kickass woman who made her voice heard ... [Read More]


The Inspiring Teacher We Met… On Twitter

April 21, 2015 by

"There are fantastic, incredible, interesting, passionate and inspiring women around every corner, all over the globe." That's what we always say when it comes to our daily quest to find and celebrate women who are making things happen in their world. And we proved that point, once again, when we met Eve Mendolia yesterday... on Twitter. It was a chance meeting, ... [Read More]


“This Is What We Look Like” Is On Mission To Change The Way We See Women And Work

April 20, 2015 by

Promoting the presence, awareness and progress of women in traditionally male-dominated fields, childhood friends Jessica Gordon-Roth and Margo Vallee have launched the grassroots campaign This Is What We Look Like. Through the campaign, Jessica a philosopher and Margo an ... [Read More]


Baby Snatcher: He Stole Her “Doll Baby” Concept To Make Iconic Cabbage Patch Kids

April 20, 2015 by

In the early 1970s, Martha Nelson Thomas, a humble, soft sculpture artist from far western Kentucky, brought a new kind of doll and concept into the world. Made entirely by hand, each soft-from-head-to-toe “Doll Baby” she birthed was “adopted out” to a loving family. But Martha's labor of love turned into an unthinkable ... [Read More]