BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 27, 2014
Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment has lived on in infamy but let's hope that events like Out of the Binders will increase female representation in the workplace and eliminate ridiculous comments like these.
Out of the Binders: Symposium on Women Writers Today, aka BinderCon, is a conference promoting leading women in publishing, journalism and entertainment. It aims to counteract the underrepresentation of women and gender nonconforming authors in ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
"Oh Christ! I couldn't care less!" said Doris Lessing upon hearing she had won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature. Such a response wasn't a surprise from a writer who aimed to live as freely as possible, unencumbered by neither societies expectations nor accolades.
Lessing carved her own distinct and liberated route through motherhood, sexuality, politics, and mental health. These topics were best explored in, what is often considered her masterpiece, The ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 12, 2012
We want to say a great big early happy birthday to Girls Write Now! The first organization in the United States with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, Girls Write Now celebrates its 15th anniversary on Thursday, September 20.
Girls Write Now matches high school girls from underserved neighborhoods in New York City with women professional writers as their personal mentors. In this program, mentees develop their ... Read More
In the face of the heartbreaking loss of Dan Harmon as cult-hit Community's showrunner, we can sleep peacefully knowing that there are still some pretty awesome people out there running the show, and six of them happen to be female. Recently, New York Magazine rounded up a few of these women to talk about what's new in TV. The table sat Whitney Cummings (Whitney), Nahnatchka Khan (Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23), DeAnn Heline (The Middle), Emily Spivey (Up ... Read More