Shannon Burgess’s alter ego is a velociraptor named Ralph. Discussing her involvement in furry fandom, she explains how the community has shaped her life.
The colors pink and blue are considered gendered, but they had opposite meanings until recently.
Game designer Jane McGonigal creates games that address real-world problems including poverty, hunger and climate change.
Often considered a musical prodigy, in 2011 Esperanza Spalding became the first jazz musician to win a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Often compared to Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson was the first African American to break the color barrier in tennis.
What if instead of slut shaming, we could proudly own our hard-earned right to pleasure?
On Valentine’s Day, instead of purchasing a symbolic gift, take the opportunity to rewrite your own relationship terms and reactivate your commitment.
Comedy legend Joan Rivers ripped through the comedy world with her razor-sharp jokes and self-deprecating humor.
In 1903, Elizabeth Magie filed a patent for The Landlord’s Game. The game had two sets of rules: one where players were rewarded when they bought up property and destroyed the competition, and one where players created shared wealth.
Over the years working in costume design, I ushered an actor through the Mississippi swamplands and was ushered through a Las Vegas casino via bodyguard.
Speed Rack’s Ivy Mix is one of those women who comes to mind when you think of the phrase “powerhouse.” She is an artist, in addition to owning one cocktail bar, tending another one and co-founding an international women’s bartending competition, which raises money for breast cancer research. Mix talked to AWT about achieving the right balance of work, play and YOLO.
Batman – poem by Leigh Lucas, a writer who lives in San Francisco. She is working on her first collection of poems.
Sid is standing on the shoulders of brazen, sex-loving giants. Please wouldn’t be there at all if not for the early pioneers who, starting in the 1970s, established the women’s sex toy industry as we know it, shattering many of the myths surrounding female sexuality along the way.
Jessica Walsh has gotten so good at breaking (and making) the rules, in fact, that she lectures on the value of play as a creative tool.