Allison Geller responds to the Twitter outcry about eliminating the swimsuit competition in the Miss America pageant.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
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.
HANDLE WITH CARE is a photography series by Rora Blue that explores modern-day sexism through comments heard by the artist and submitted by women via social media.
Born in Sao Paulo in 1894, Bertha Lutz was a leader in both the Pan American feminist and human rights movements. Though she studied the natural sciences and zoology…
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 …
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.
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.
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.