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At 40, Christie Rampone is Oldest Women’s Soccer Player in a World Cup Final

July 6, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Last month, at age 39, Christie Rampone became the oldest player to appear in a World Cup game, when the United States defeated Nigeria, 1-0. She had her 40th birthday on June 24 and became the oldest women’s soccer player to ever appear in a World Cup final.

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Poetry Sunday: “The Antipode,” by Susan Griffin

July 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Susan Griffin often writes about the “big issues” like social justice, gender, war, history, philosophy and politics. She wrote today’s poem after seeing the work of Claudia Bernardi, an artist whose passion for human rights and social justice finds expression in collaborative projects with communities that have been the victims of state terror, violence and human rights violations.

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America the Beautiful

July 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


It was the glorious view from Pikes Peak, back in 1893, that inspired a poem penned by Catherine Lee Bates that would become our national hymn.

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The Wednesday Five: Fourth of July Reading List

July 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday Five, we gear up for the Fourth of July with five incredible works of fiction and non-fiction that speak to the complexities and brilliance of our American communities and its citizens. These works on page are a sobering meditation on the state of our union—its triumphs, its flaws, and its current realities.

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Poetry Sunday: “When the Heart Dies, It Dies Entire,” by Ginger Murchison

June 28, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Ginger Murchison’s poem depicts Mars, a mighty racehorse, who runs till his heart bursts. How he is dispensed with afterward, quietly swept off to the side, calls to mind how our society deals with returning veterans and with our aging parents.

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Fashion Friday: The Maxi Dress

June 26, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


The Maxi Dress is a staple for the summer wardrobe with its cool and free-flowing billowing shape, long, full-tiered skirt, and ankle-grazing length.

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The Wednesday Five

June 24, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


A new exhibition shows the evolution of how women experienced bathing; a crowdfunding platform set up by women researchers for women researchers; answers the question: How to wear sweatpants without looking lazy; this week’s dose of inspiration is the team photo of the Edmond, Oklahoma girls softball team; and John Oliver on the dangers of the internet for women.

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Poetry Sunday: “Father’s Day,” by Susan Browne

June 21, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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I chose this poem for Father’s Day, not for its expression of the hearts-and-flowers sentiments we have come to so loathe. What the poem expresses is unvarnished feeling, a love between father and daughter almost anti-poetic in its expression.

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Fashion Friday: The Summer Statement Necklace

June 19, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Fashion Friday, we’re sharing with you our best picks for the bold, eye-catching summer statement necklace that adds a splash of color to your outfits, shows a bit of bling, and glams you up for the summer parties.

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The Wednesday Five: Fathers in Film

June 17, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday Five we share with you five iconic films featuring fathers of the big screen. Gather the family together for these beautiful stories about fatherhood and strong father figures whose children are at the center of their lives.

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Poetry Sunday: “The Goods,” by Michelle Bitting

June 14, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“The Goods” truly delivers what its title promises, celebrating desire and “corporeal feelings”—what is felt, heard, tasted, smelt, and seen by the body evoked in delightful word pairings like “love-weariness” and “kiss-quest.”

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Gifts for Our Fathers—A Personal Touch

June 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


We are thinking of Father’s Day gifts that exemplify a personal touch, a thoughtful act, an embrace of the essence of who these men are.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Inspired by a Working Mom

June 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

The daughters of working moms have a statistically significant advantage, in terms of education and career prospects, over the daughters of stay-at-home moms, a new study has found.

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The Wednesday 5: Best Longreads of the Week

June 10, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you the best longreads of the week: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility; The Role of Black Dolls in American Culture; Losing the Thread: How Textiles Revolutionized Technology; Why the Hotel Room Is Such a Place of Loneliness and Despair; and the New York Doctor Who Got Ebola.

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Poetry Sunday: Maudelle Driskell, “The Propaganda of Memory”

June 7, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


It seems to me that the poet wants readers to think about the fallibility of human memory, and how it can be a source of untruth that is more insidious and dangerous than propaganda generated from without.

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