Women who argue with men are often told to “calm down” simply because they’re expressing themselves.
Here’s What You Need To Know About Drag Kings
The drag kings scene in New York, led by Lee Valone Velour and others, shows that gender is performance.
Cracked Crystal Promises
Lisa Smith breaks the stigma around cocaine addiction, particularly for women.
LSD. Lysergic acid diethylmide. Who knows what that is? Not me.
The ‘Fairer Sex’? Not Always
“How trusting my female bosses just because they were women could have led to disaster.” By Jane Madembo
The Magic and True Meaning of Hysteria
Emotion has historically been silenced as a sign of female weakness and labeled as “hysteria” in our culture.
Kathy Griffin’s Rise from the D-List to the A-List
How Kathy Griffin capitalized on her reputation as a D-list actress.
Sadako Sasaki, Nuclear War’s Memory-Bearer
Sadako Sasaki is the most widely-known “hibakusha”—which roughly translates to “bomb-affected person”—and has become a symbol of the impact of nuclear war.
In Defense of the Disney Princess
After banning Disney from her home, a mother discovers that playing princess might teach her daughter leadership skills after all.
A Father’s Gift: The Photographic Eye
Journalist and photographer Sara Afzal shares how her relationship with her father spawned her love of photography.
Irma Stern: Portrait of an Early 20th Century Millennial
Denigrated by the Nazis, lauded by black intellectuals, embraced by the apartheid-era government, and fitting in everywhere and nowhere, the essence of the noted South African artist is hard to distill—and she’d probably like it that way.
The Objects Women Carry For Protection While Walking Alone
“The Walk” is a new art series by Rora Blue that explores objects women carry for protection when walking alone.
How Cell Phones Hamper Our Ability to Appreciate Art Exhibitions
Viewing art exhibitions through the lens of our cell phones might make them more Instagrammable, but it could be diluting our experience.
Australian Filmmaker’s New Short Film Aims to Destigmatize Abortion
Jordan Fassina’s “That Thing I Had That One Time” offers a candid look at abortion and emphasizes the importance of taking the stigma out of the equation.