Karen Miranda Rivadeneira’s collection “Other Stories/Historias Bravas,” is an exploration of the relationship between photography and memory.
Tag: Women in History
Game designer Jane McGonigal creates games that address real-world problems including poverty, hunger and climate change.
In 1976, Elaine Smith founded Therapy Dogs International—the world’s first organization for testing and certifying dogs to visit hospitals.
Marian Anderson used her rejection and status to shine a light on racial inequality and unite Americans.
Gertrude Elion fought for her place in the lab to treat leukemia, AIDS, and herpes.
Ping Fu created and managed a 3D company despite all odds.
How Kathy Griffin capitalized on her reputation as a D-list actress.
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.
Marion Donovan’s frustration at constantly having to change and wash her children’s soiled diapers, bed sheets and clothes resulted in the first disposable diaper.
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.
Anna Akhmatova is one of Russia’s most revered poets. Her work often criticized Stalin’s Russia by lending a voice to victims of the regime.
Learn about five little-known women in history who made big contributions to our modern world, from Akiko Yosano to Rosalind Franklin.
This Women’s History Month, step inside the world of saucey 16th-century courtesan Veronica Franco, early champion for women’s rights.