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“Tampons For All” A Poem By First Lady Of NYC Chirlane McCray

March 28, 2016 by

Women have been mobilizing to get the tampon tax removed, back in December we shared a petition to U.S. State Legislators to stop taxing our periods, which has been gaining significant traction. In fact, at the time of the petition, there were 40 states imposing sales tax on feminine hygiene. ... [Read More]

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Thriving With Bipolar Disorder

March 28, 2016 by

By Melody Moezzi - “You need to lower your expectations for your life.” By the time I first heard this, I had already graduated from law school, passed the bar exam, earned a master’s in public health and published my first book. I was 29 years old. The woman encouraging me to expect less of myself was an outtake counselor charged with helping patients reintegrate into society. ... [Read More]

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Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman… Artist Matt Jones Shows Us Why

March 25, 2016 by

We can't wait to catch a showing of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend. According to recent reviews, Wonder Woman steals the spotlight and is “the only reason to make a donation to the movie’s already hefty box-office take.” And we're not the only ones who know that Wonder Woman is the best. We’re completely psyched to ... [Read More]

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How My Former Classmates Helped Shed Light On Why We Still Need Feminism

March 25, 2016 by

By Maren Panzirer - International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8. To some, it provides the opportunity to speak out about the gender pay gap and achieving gender parity, as this year's campaign was all about. Some use it as a way to thank the women in their lives who have inspired them or impacted their lives in a meaningful way. Regardless of what the day means to you, International ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Use Eggshells In 6 Unexpectedly Egg-cellent Ways

With Easter and Passover upon us, 'tis the season for all sorts of egg related symbolism and activities - hard-boiling, coloring, decorating, hiding, hunting, basket filling, devil-ing (my Aunt Rose’s deviled eggs are our holiday favorite!). An egg-stravaganza of eggs! But did you know that eggshells are A LOT more than they’re cracked up to be? ... [Read More]

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The Great Bowel Movement: How A Young Woman Is Making Her Incurable Disease Cool

March 24, 2016 by

At age 18, Megan Starshak should have been focused on her senior year of high school and cross-country races, but instead she was trying to wrap her head around a diagnosis of a lifelong, incurable digestive disease called ulcerative colitis (UC). UC is a chronic, autoimmune disease ... [Read More]

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From Syria To Rio: 17-Year-Old Yusra Mardini Vies For Spot On Refugee Olympic Team

March 24, 2016 by

Earlier this month The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they are creating a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Forty-three athletes are competing for a spot on the ROA team, among them is ... [Read More]

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Alice Stebbins Wells: Meet The First Woman Police Officer With Arrest Powers In The U.S.

March 24, 2016 by

In 1909, seasoned Los Angeles social worker Alice Stebbins Wells (b. June 13, 1873) petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman. According to one historian, she argued that society was changing, and reasoned that "children and abused and sexually ... [Read More]

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