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Driving with the windows down on a road trip, feeling the wind flipping through your hair, or curled up in a ball on your bed after a terrible break-up... there is one thing that probably remains the same: a musical soundtrack. The musicians who affect us the most are the ones who get us out of dark times, see us through, and allow us celebrate our joy. It’s a beautiful feeling to find a female musician who can be your confidant and cheerleader; whose work...
Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education. The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education for children from poor or misplaced families. Forty percent of its student body is girls, making it...
Although the age of 49 does coincide with the generally accepted end of a woman’s child-bearing years, it does not signify the end of her life. So why do data collectors ignore older women? In a world in which decisions are made by conferring with polls, it is appalling that women above the age of 49 are completely left out of the equation. Most international data, which includes metrics on health, employment, assets and domestic violence, collects information on people from the ages of 15 to...
 Since 1999, thousands of people have flocked to a remote valley in Southern California every year in search of music, desert, and the timeless cool of Festival. It has become quite the maiden voyage for some young women—a journey and an event that has far deeper significance than any other weekend party or camping trip. Naturally, humans crave peak experiences, heightened awareness, and spiritual expression: music festivals are historically a motherland for this. Woodstock, Burning Man, and Coachella are a part of our American vocabulary. We...
Spring has finally arrived! And naturally, it's just gotten us all the more eager for its sweltering buddy, summer. In anticipation, here are 8 beautiful maxi dresses we can't wait to wear, from the cheapest on up: Forever 21 Layered Southwestern Print Dress, $15.oo Buy it here. Sheinside Yellow Sleeveless Laced Chiffon Pleated Dress, $24.33 Buy it here.  Fashion to Figure Seraphina Tulip Maxi Dress, $36.50 Buy it here. Target Women's Racer Maxi Dress Butterfly Print, $49.99   Buy it here. ASOS CURVE Maxi Dress with Pleated Skirt, $50.00 Buy it here.  Nasty Gal All Tied Down...