BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 22, 2015
This Saturday will be the Abortion Drone's first flight ever. The drone is a collaboration between a number of organizations, including Women on Waves, to provide abortions to women in countries where it is illegal. This isn't Women on Waves's first time helping women in abortion-restrictive companies: Previously, they sailed around the world.
The first trip of the Abortion Drone will be from Germany to Poland. Poland is one of the few countries in Europe where abortion is still illegal. Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Feb 08, 2013
Traditionally a conservative and Catholic country, Poland is making small but noticeable steps in becoming more open-minded. At the forefront of this transition is Anna Grodzka, the first transgender lawmaker to be elected into the Polish parliament. She is now up for deputy speaker, a role that will give her a stronger voice in proposing laws and an elevated position in the Polish embassy.
After her surgery in 2010, Grodzka was elected into parliament in 2011. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 16, 2012
Polish artist Katarzyna Majak explores female wisdom in her upcoming solo photography exhibit Women of Power at Porter Contemporary in New York. Fascinated by stereotypical witch imagery, Majak's images show women clutching their objects of power and emanating confidence and strength. The artist claims "A witch is a woman of knowledge who takes a broom and sweeps to cleanse the world," and her subjects seem to be cleansing the viewer with their piercing stares and mysterious objects. Read More
BY Intern Chrislande
in Eat Me
on Feb 14, 2012
This recipe, from the gorgeous new book, Rose Petal Jam: Recipes From a Summer In Poland, looks unbelievably tasty, and is perfect for a Valenti-YUM!-'s Day treat.
Not only are these rose-petal-jam-filled donuts beautiful---the deep red from the jam radiates love--but they are also author Beata Zatorska's favorite treats from her childhood in Poland. The recipes for both the simple jam and sweet doughnuts were passed down to her from her grandmother. And you know, when it comes to love and food--- grandma knows best. Read More