For my mother and grandmother, going to work each day and coming home with a paycheck was not an option.
The kicks and punches became so frequent that I couldn’t remember what it was like not to have a burgeoning person inside me.
For conservationist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joan Root, preserving Kenya’s natural habitat came at the greatest price.
The possibility of extra cash enticed me, but sort of like a whisper, came a singular thought: These stories will become heirlooms.
Although the technical merits of Zaha Hadid’s work were widely recognized, she regularly battled sexism in the architectural field.
As a woman in the military, the most memorable moment from Leigh Tierney’s 21st birthday was lying in a puddle of mud and firing an M-16.
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Patricia Bell-Scott’s new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady, unearths the relationship between two seemingly disparate people …
My grandmother introduced me to “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. “It was her favorite book,” I’d say, “and I was her favorite grandchild.”
Rejection is either an act or a state of being. Marguerite Duras explores both in “The Lover,” an autobiography that itself rejects conventional prose …
The rules of people are so easily ascribed to God: a sleight-of-hand trick to say who can do what, and when, and how.