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A documentary is in the works on legendary comedian Gilda Radner, the first female cast member of Saturday Night Live and an inspiration to many.  "LOVE Gilda: The Legacy of Gilda Radner" is directed by filmmaker Lisa D'Apolito, who wanted to capture how Radner inspired thousands through both her humor and her determination to help those affected by cancer. Read More
Comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris have put together a crazy-good lineup of New York musicians, stand-up comedians and more, all to benefit Doctors Without Borders (proceeds go to MSF International, Medecins Sans Frontieres) to help fight Ebola.  The show, at Irving Plaza (NYC, 6:30 PM) Nov. Read More
In a sea of generic Playboy and Hollywood bombshell calendars, there’s finally a calendar that honors the curvy, beautiful ladies of our lives. It’s rare these days to see women in the media that aren’t Photoshopped and airbrushed into oblivion. Thin bodies are glorified in our society, and too often every other type of body is not given the appreciation and representation they deserve. The portrayal of plus-sized bodies in the mainstream is rare, and is often considered inappropriate or vulgar. Read More
Get psyched! Musician and rapper Lizzo's new collaboration with Caroline Smith, "Let 'Em Say," will be performed on Saturday, Sept. 27, live at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The proceeds from the concert, which is presented by 89.3 The Current and Radio K  will go to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. And you can listen to the dope new track here!  Lizzo's familiarity with gospel, R&B, rock and classical music can be heard in her 2013 album LIZZOBANGERS, produced by Lazerbeak (Doomtree) and Ryan Olson (Gayngs). Read More
On Tuesday August 26th at 7pm, nine famous comedians will raise money and awareness to help fight violence against women. Because DUH! Hosted by the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, the event is presented by comedian Dean Obeidallah and global human rights group, Breakthrough. Obeidallah will perform alongside Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Rob Paravonian and Ritch Duncan, Adam Wade and Pete Dominick. The event is almost sold out so buy a ticket  (today!) and help these funny men take your money!!! This time, it's not just for laughs. Read More
Bustettes, we got a lot of rocking to do, and a lot of fundraising to do, and what a world we live in that we can do both simultaneously. The Brooklyn Women’s Collective is presenting the ALL GRRRL GRILL which just so happens to be a barbecue consisting of all your favorite things in one place. Beats will be provided by Krunk Pony, Gracie Tara, Jlamar, Fefegirl Wonder, TJVSTheMachine, Jeli D (and there are talks of a silent disco… jus' sayin). Read More
It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s the perfect time for a scoop of ice cream. Ice cream that donates a part of the proceeds to organizations in need? Great! Just give me the ice cream. But apparently buying ice cream isn't that simple when the aforementioned organization is Planned Parenthood. What’s the Scoop?, an ice cream shop in Portland, chose Planned Parenthood as its donation recipient during July; then, a pro-life website picked up the story and so began the barrage of harassment. Read More
I was always confused about my limited choices as a kid. Growing up with boy cousins, I remember wondering why I always had to be the pink Power Ranger, or the human girl from Ninja Turtles when we played with action figures. The only playscape I felt included in was Legos, and even still the main characters were mostly male, and they have become gendered in a way that limits the stories girls can tell during imaginative playtime. Read More
In honor of International Women's Day (IWD) coming up this Saturday March 8th, Catapult - a crowd-funding website championing the empowerment of women and girls - created a series of photos as a part of a visual campaign depicting the growing global epidemic of sex slavery, child slavery, and child brides.  The campaign created mock magazine covers, nearly identical to the well-known pop-culture magazines we see stuffed into our newsstands. Read More
The Canadian city of Winnipeg is referred to as The Heart of the Continent. Not only is it located at the exact center point of North America, but it is undeniably a place with a lot of heart. To give you an idea of the elements that folks living in this Prairie city endured this winter, just check out the news coverage of this year’s chilling polar vortex. Read More
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