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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

April 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: A new “Vogue India” initiative sets out to encourage Indian women to take control of their bodies; “The SEAMS” unveils its new podcast on the meeting of fashion and culture in Thailand, New York, and Mexico; the women on Instagram worth following; Dame Stephanie Shirley’s brilliant TED Talk; the movies all foodies must see.

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Book Review: ‘Turning 15 on the Way to Freedom,’ a Story of Everyday Bravery

March 31, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today, on the last day of Women’s History Month, we share more of a tale of true grit: the story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to make the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting-rights march.

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Poetry Sunday: “Coda,” by Miranda Field

March 29, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In poet Miranda Field’s delicate meditation on the acceptance of finality (“winter’s wreckage”), the poet reveals the landscape of a heart.

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Fashion Friday: Shades of Green

March 27, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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We couldn’t be happier to see spring. This week we focus on the defining and timeless color of the season—Green.

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Wednesday 5: Spring Exhibition Guide

March 25, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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We look forward to another year of seeing more and more women continue to bloom and flourish on the museum and gallery walls. Here are our picks for upcoming shows, unveiling this spring, that feature Frida Kahlo, Björk, Yoko Ono, Marilyn Minter, and Pao Houa Her.

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Poetry Sunday: A Woman of Her Time and a Poet Now Gone

March 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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National Poetry Month, a fairly recent creation, has taken seed in our literary landscape like fragrant mint or swaying bamboo—with tenaciousness and intention to stay.

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The Spring Fashion Book List

March 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This spring, add to your Spring Reading List a few books by and about some of the most influential and game-changing women in fashion. These selections delve into the complicated lives of women like Elsa Schiaparelli, Betty Halbreich, Edith Head, and Loulou de la Falaise.

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Wednesday 5: On Aging

March 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share a collection of some of this week’s best features on Aging.

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Poetry Sunday: A Poet Without Place Understands a Land Without Time

March 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In “Land of No Time” we see that poet Therése Halscheid is fully conversant in the language of the natural world.

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Fashion Friday: Spring Upgrades—the Handbag Edition

March 13, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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The perfect finishing touch is an enviable handbag that is not only stylish, but—perhaps more important—can carry all your stuff!

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet on ‘International Women’s Day’

March 11, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5, we selected some of the more notable features we came across as the world (and social media) celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8.

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Poetry Sunday: ‘Inaugural,’ by Kathy Engel

March 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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At this very moment, our featured poet, Kathy Engel, is in Selma, Alabama. She is marching with thousands this weekend as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery that sparked the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Engel generously shares with us “Inaugural” on this date as a call to action and a guiding light as we, in our own lives, fight our battles—both personal and political. Her words impress upon us the urgency of “now” as the time “to be brave, to build, and to lie down in the street for justice.”

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A Film for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world.”

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Fashion Friday: Spring Florals

March 6, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we await (rather impatiently) the new season, we share some serious flower power to inspire your own flourishing wardrobe with pieces that tap into an appreciation for all things blossoming—bouquets, gardens, and new beginnings.

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Wednesday 5: Five Films on Brave and Courageous Women

March 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we honor the start of Women’s History Month with five documentaries (all available for streaming on Netflix) featuring the lives and stories of brave and courageous women.

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