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The 6th annual Women In The World Summit was held in New York City this past week, and amidst an extraordinary collection of female speakers and panels, one pint-sized presenter is making a huge impact. 10-year-old Eunice Akoth, a sixth-grader at Kibera Africa's first all-girls school, delivered a rousing poem about life in Nairobi, Kenya's largest urban slum. She speaks with impressive gravitas for someone so young, and her passion and desire to share her ... Read More
Think back to your first tattoo. Maybe it happened in the basement of a friend’s house, crudely accomplished with a needle and string. Or perhaps you got inked in a shop with some burly dude behind the counter questioning your commitment to the tiny design you’d like forever etched onto your wrist. For plenty of people, doubt is a common theme for their first foray into the world of body modification. But while the first tattoo can be slightly awkward, ... Read More
   "I am such a big fan of Britney Spears. I love ALL her songs which gave me reason to create a portrait of her in Corn Flakes form," explains artist Sarah Rosado, who clearly wasn't listening when her parents told her not to play with her food.   Rosado is based out of the Bronx, where she creates images of famous female singers using cornflakes and kitchen utensils. Her inspiration? A breakfast playlist that inspires her to get crafty. Not only ... Read More
New York City’s Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center will be going through renovations to install glass ceiling panels, allowing the sunlight to come through and shine down upon commuters and the NJ/NY PATH train. The 35,000 square feet of glass panels will be installed around the concrete ‘ribs’ that Spanish neofuturist architect, Santiago Calatrava constructed. The building’s structure with this new installment is said to look ... Read More
Because whether you are single or part a couple, this day can be rough. Watching these shows will help you make it through: 1. For the hopeless romantic… High Maintenance “ HELEN”  If for some reason you haven’t seen High Maintenance yet (a fact you should probably keep to yourself), HELEN is admittedly one of the bleaker episodes of this brilliant, Vimeohosted series about weed and loneliness in New York City. That said, Michael ... Read More
Need a new entertaining and socially conscious web series to obsess over? Look no further. Shugs & Fats, AKA writers and performers Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, have arrived. In this new series, two Hijabis take to the streets of NYC to “reconcile their long held cultural beliefs with their new life in ‘liberated’ Brooklyn.” Their first episode debuted on Monday and answers the age-old question: Can we judge people's beliefs ... Read More
Mom and Dad know there's a storm a'comin' and they won't stop texting updates. While the crabby teen inside all of us is thinking GAHHH I HAVE THE INTERNET FOR THIS, there's also something super sweet about the concerned texts prying into our refrigerators, preferred modes of transportation, and (per usual) personal lives. Never fear, family: We will be taking the local train home, and will be living off vegan cheese and leftover pizza until further notice. Thank ... Read More
No need to celebrate—but today marks the anniversary of the passage of one of many inane laws women have been subjected to over the course of American history, just because they have lady parts. On January 21, 1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was put into effect in New York City, barring the owners of public places from allowing women to smoke on their premises. Even more nonsensical than the idea of outlawing this in the first place is the fact that the law did ... Read More
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here! If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and ... Read More
Living in a huge urban center like New York City means that catcalls and whistles, unwanted greetings and gestures, can, unfortunately, come at you any time of the day or night. Case in point: I left my bartending job at 1 pm IN THE AFTERNOON yesterday, after working an all-night rave that rendered me exhausted, voice-less and wanting to buy an apple from the corner fruit stand just to chuck it at a passing police siren. In other words, I looked rough. So to the ... Read More