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“Leave her on the hillside to die, she’s only a girl,” the waiters at her father’s restaurant would taunt anytime she cried as a child. Civil rights activist and feminist Grace Lee Boggs recalled these incidents in an interview with Democracy Now, citing them as the first time she realized the world was different for girls and boys. Looking back, she mused that it may have been in jest but, nevertheless, it was these careless statements that made her realize the world needed change. Read More
It takes a fearless badass to roam South Africa day and night in search of illegal poachers. There’s the wildlife to worry about, and on top of it all, the poachers themselves pose a huge threat. Still yet, it’s a job that must be done, and who better than The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit? The Black Mamba is part of the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa and is composed of 26 vigilant females. That’s right, an all women team of anti-poachers. Talk about badass. To add to their already impressive list of girl-power, these women work day and night without any weapons. Read More
Anyone who knows me is aware that both Gloria Steinem and public libraries are two of my absolute favorite thing/people on the planet, so it was awesome to hear that she spoke at the American Library Association's Annual Conference this weekend. Steinem wasn’t only there because she’s an acclaimed author (with a new book coming out soon!)— She also loves libraries and librarians. “I think your profession is the greatest profession on earth," she said in her speech, according to Publishers Weekly. Read More
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS. The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a place for herself and future generations of women in the world of comedy. Read More
Check out the new trailer from reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's three-part documentary series, A Path Appears, premiering in January 2015 on PBS. The inspiring series will provide a voice for women around the world facing gender-based oppression and explore solutions to widespread social ills. Read More