Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson is an Irish-American poet and photographer leading the Chicago Publishers Resource Center’s Wasted Pages Writers’ Workshop Series.
In the spring of 2015, Emily Smith was assaulted by a stranger on her walk home from the gym. She was left unconscious on the street with a severe concussion, broken jaw and sinus, and shattered tooth.
Erin Mansur-Smith received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Ohio University after working for the National Domestic Violence hotline and a literacy program with AmeriCorps. She started losing her hearing as a child and is now profoundly, and proudly, deaf.
The question “Will I make it?” leads a first-generation American in her career aspirations and continues to drive her independent journey far away from her family.
Women who argue with men are often told to “calm down” simply because they’re expressing themselves. This gaslighting term, used in one form or another around the world, often acts as a quick phrase meant to brush off women’s ideas and opinions …
While “Lean In” may have made the biggest splash in recent years, it joins a slew of other books and articles about how women can and should behave when trying to advance their careers.
Despite the strides that have been made in recent decades toward understanding mental illness, we’re still uncomfortable admitting that women can be violent—a discomfort that may have dangerous consequences.
“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.
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 …
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.
In the wake of Pat Summitt’s death, activists fight to keep her legacy and the Lady Vols’ name alive.
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.
Morgan was a friend who, despite spending nearly all my time with her for the last two years of high school, never fell into my category of “best friend:” the coveted, teenaged-girl honorific.