Kat Ross’s sci-fi flash fiction, “Origin of Species”: I was not a soft person, or a sentimental person. I was only 16 but I had killed before, both human and Toad.
Young Afghan Activist Refuses to Give Up on Her Country
Activist Noorjahan Akbar’s stubborn optimism about the future of her native Afghanistan offers a compelling counternarrative to the bleak picture painted by Western media.
How Women Are Fixing STEM’s Leaky Pipeline
STEM-oriented professions are experiencing significant growth, but is gender still a problem?
Refugees of the Mediterranean: Reflections of a Greek Cypriot
When I think about what is happening to refugees in the Mediterranean, I realize that history repeats itself in harsh ways.
Life Under ISIS and the Choice to Fight It
Living with the constant threat of life under ISIS, women in Iraq are fighting to protect themselves, their families and their towns.
Beyond Slingbacks & Sex Tips: The Future of Women’s Media
Recent shifts in women’s media are leading to questions about what lies ahead.
Infographic: The History of Women’s Media
In 1693, the first women’s magazine, The Ladies’ Mercury, begins publication. Its run only lasts for four issues.
How a Simple Question Can Change Your View of the Future
Being asked about your future can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling.
How Learning to be Mindful Can Change Your Life
The increasingly popular practice of mindfulness emphasizes how the future is shaped by the present.
A Woman in Wine: Nan Helgeland’s Out-of-this-World Vineyard
Less than a fourth of individuals holding the esteemed title of Master Sommelier are women, and less than 15 percent of lead winemakers in California are female. Among these women is Nan Helgeland, owner of Martian Ranch and Vineyard …
Poem: My Next Heart by Janet McNally
Janet McNally’s poetry collection Some Girls won the 2014 White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Her young adult novel Girls in the Moon, about sisters, mothers, daughters and an iconic 90s rock band, is forthcoming from HarperCollins.
Poem: Do Over by Jen DeGregorio
Sometimes, the second after something nice has happened, I long for death. A kiss. A cup of coffee. A song on the car radio I have to sing along to.
Street Mythologies: Photographer Delphine Diallo
For photographer Delphine Diallo, the saying “there is more to life than meets the eye” couldn’t ring truer. Delphine believes that within everyone lurks a “gift”—a kind of aura that transcends our human form.
Pages: Tracy K. Smith’s Memoir “Ordinary Light”
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.