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Poetry Sunday: Summer Worship with the Godmother of American Poetry

July 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Might you make time for poetry this summer? Is there any way to read Ms. Dickinson’s poem here and say no?

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Today’s Talk Topic: Elaine Stritch as Alec Baldwin’s ‘Mom’

July 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Elaine Stritch, who died on July 17 at age 89, was unforgettable as Alec Baldwin’s mom, the irascible Colleen, on NBC’s “30 Rock”—a matriarch so malevolent that she regularly confounded even her wily son/

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Fashion Friday: Tribute to Eileen Ford

July 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Obit Eileen Ford

One doesn’t have to be in the fashion world to know that to be a “Ford Model” is to be at the summit of the industry. Eileen Ford, widely credited with pioneering the modern modeling agency, co-founded the iconic Ford Models with her husband, Jerry Ford. She died on July 10. She was 92.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Net This Week

July 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

An innovative device that is saving the lives of premature babies; Karyn Parsons has a new organization focusing on African-American history; lessons on the wrong way to praise 42-year-old women; the first list featuring the “Most Powerful Women: The Food & Drink Innovators” comes out in the fall; and 35 writers who make up the literary Internet.

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Poetry Sunday: Simmering Siblings

July 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Today, Kathleen Zeisler Goldman reminds us that we never really travel far from childhood’s territory of misunderstanding between sisters.

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Profiles in Fashion: ‘The SEAMS’ on NPR

July 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Stories from The Seams

The SEAMS is a refreshing and innovative program that allows us to think of fashion differently—to see it beyond the confines of style and instead, explore its substance.

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Wednesday 5: Student Loan Debt, Gender Pay Gap, Guggenheim’s All-Male Monopoly, and More

July 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: Student loan debt is an increasing crisis for women; a new Verizon ad questions the impact of telling our girls they are pretty; Guggenheim announces an all-male monopoly (again) on its coveted rotunda space for 2015; a series of benches painted like open books are the rave in London; and a campaign explains that many girls in developing countries are deterred from going to school because of their periods.

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Poetry Sunday: Fourth of July Weekend, the Flag, and Julia Ward Howe

July 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Julia Ward Howe suffered mightily for what the values of her times considered close to sin— having not one, but many a career, finding her way out of socially imbued prejudice and ignorance, and always—always—reminding women through her poetry that being oppressed was a choice, not a destiny.

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Song of the Day: “But Mr. Adams . . .”

July 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“But Mr. Adams,” from the soundtrack of the original movie 1776.

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Wednesday 5: Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, Janis Joplin, Phylicia Rashad, and More

July 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi speaks candidly on the complexities of work and family life; Janis Joplin’s official postal stamp is unveiled; we publish a letter penned by Maya Angelou to her younger self; four women photographers redefine the way we see women of the Middle East; and Phylicia Rashad in conversation with her daughter Condola Rashad.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Getting in Shape at 90

July 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“I never did this stuff before,” said Mrs. Friedman, 90, after she completed the squat exercise. “But he gives you the confidence that you can do it, if you’re up to it.”

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Poetry Sunday: Cris Mulvey on Doing Nothing Well

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


That headline up there can be read two ways. One way would imply that nothing the meditative and multi-gifted Cris Mulvey does comes out right. That couldn’t be more wrong.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Broadcast News . . . After Diane Sawyer, Same Old–Same Old

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Essentially, it takes two men to replace the work of one extraordinary woman. You go, Diane.

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A Summer Study in Fashion and Style

June 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


There’s no better time to catch up on the growing list of books you must get to than during the summer. than during the summer. This summer, we’re encouraging you to take a study break with iconic women of fashion and style. Here are our picks for Women of Style 101.

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First Lady: “This Country Is Ready” for a Female President

June 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In an interview Monday at the Working Families Summit in Washington, Michelle Obama slammed one door shut for herself while holding the door wide open for other women, perhaps even one in particular.

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