After the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, a Florida man tried for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, Alicia Garza wrote three words on social media that motivated a generation and sparked a social justice campaign: black lives matter.
“The Little Prince” became a phenomenon for good reason: It reminds us how strange the “grown up” world is while articulating simple truths about friendship, love, and distance.
Growing up, I was afraid of my body. My mother, who I have never seen break a sweat in my life, taught me that I was fragile and sickly, that the more I used my body, the weaker I would become and that the only safe place to live was inside my brain.
Under new leadership, the United Nations is finally taking measures to redress its long recognized failure to promote women’s leadership of the institution.
Independent voices have always been needed to challenge the status quo for minority groups and viewpoints. What happens when a beloved indie publication closes its proverbial doors?
Uncertain if she should stay close to home, Minoru goes off to work for a nonprofit in Thailand to pursue her passion: train with professional Muay Thai fighters who themselves are fighting for stronger bodies and a chance to escape poverty.
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Blair Braverman’s memoir, “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube,” is filled with excitement and tells of her toughness, her determination, her passion. And though the specifics are unique to Braverman, her message is universal for all women …
2016 has been a difficult year, one that’s seen a type of social and political heartache many would like to forget; it’s also been a year filled with strong female voices speaking out against racism, sexism and all types of discrimination white nationalism
To go as far as she can, and yes, to be a little disgusting too, is the project of Sharon Olds “Odes.” The poems dig deeply into the thrilling un-loveliness of aging, made lovely by her classic, single stanza poems.
Patricia Bell-Scott’s new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady, unearths the relationship between two seemingly disparate people …