It’s hard not to imagine Mindy Kaling as anything other than her “delusionally confident, unapologetically selfish” character of Mindy Lahiri in “The Mindy Project." But at 19 she was just a lowly intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien—although she says she was "less of a 'make copies' intern and more of a 'stalk Conan' intern." Okay, so that’s totally believable; but she’s come a long way from stalking Conan O’Brien. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 16, 2014
The Fire Department of New York’s annual calendar is known for its manly babes flexing their six-packs, which could only come from the hours of work they do saving the lives of New Yorkers while risking their own.
While admiring the eye candy has been great, no women have ever been featured in the magazine. Danae Mines wanted to change that; from her 11 years of experience as a New York fire fighter, she stated that she “wanted [her] picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see [her] and know that they can do this job. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 01, 2014
You don't know her name, but I bet you know her work. Mary Blair, pictured above, was responsible for dreaming up the concepts behind famous Disney films, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Blair originated the character concepts, color schemes, and the modernist style expressed in the films and determined the aesthetic depiction of famous Disney scenes. Her imaginative and unique designs greatly influenced the now historic look of these classics. Read More
“All kids need to know this message […] you can be great,” explains the photographer Eunique Jones of her project Because Of Them We Can, a series if images in which kids dress up as inspirational figures in African American history and women’s history. The children, in engaging with figures who have achieved great acts of courage and activism, work to challenge prejudices about both race and gender.
Seen here as those social justice and feminist activists who came before us, these children are the movement’s future. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Feb 26, 2014
Want to go to an awesome documentary film festival without having to shell out the cash for a plane ticket, or even having to leave your bed? Obviously, your answer is a resounding "yes." Well #SheDocs is an online film festival that runs through the entirety of March, and features documentaries that tell the stories of amazing women and what they’ve accomplished during their lifetimes. The best part? The online festival is totally free, so if you end up bawling your eyes out, nobody has to see your red/puffy eyes. Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana
on Feb 16, 2014
March is International Women's History Month, and Oakland art gallery Betti Ono is kicking off the season with the West Coast premiere of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's acclaimed street art project Stop Telling Women To Smile. The project, which we've mentioned on our blog in the past, started in Brooklyn, NY, and features posters of women positioned above captions concerning gendered violence. Read More
“Feminist amnesia.” This is the term Kamala Lopez uses to describe society’s current state of mind concerning women’s issues. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Mar 18, 2013
March is Women’s History Month. That women have a month at all is somewhat disheartening—implying, as it does, that the other 12 belong to men. It can often feel as if (to paraphrase the great philosopher Paula Abdul) for every two steps forward, we take two steps back.
But we’ve come a long way. One hundred years ago, women were fighting for suffrage. Today, we’re debating the intricacies of Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto.
Still, we’ve got a long way to go—for women in the US and for those around the world. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 26, 2013
Words of Choice, a pro-choice theatrical performance created by Cindy Cooper, will be in NYC this weekend as part of the first ever WiredArts Fest. The production, composed of a dozen individual stories about reproductive rights, is being performed this time around in honor of Women’s History Month and the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. For those of you outside the New York area, never fear! You will be able to watch the performance from anywhere online. And the best part? Streaming is totally free. Read More
BY Intern Chrislande
on Mar 01, 2012
As you are making your plans to celebrate Women’s History Month this March, make sure you tell all your friends that your Saturday nights are booked. “Her Take,” a blend of remarkable films by women, will be presented every Saturday this March at 8 pm eastern time on the Documentary Channel (DOC). In an industry that is so often not unkind to women filmmakers, it is beyond beautiful that he Documentary channel is taking the month to celebrate five women and their brilliant films. Read More