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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Deborah Needleman

August 28, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now winding down the summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T, The New York Times’ style magazine.

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The Wednesday Five

August 26, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Women’s voices, great ones, are dominating podcasts, Chicago wins as the city with the most start-ups founded by women, the late photographer Mary Ellen Mark pays tribute to New Orleans in her final assignment, a new documentary charts the groundbreaking career of tennis superstar Althea Gibson, and this week’s New York Times Magazine has the award-winning poet Claudia Rankine weaving words about the athlete Serena Williams.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Emilie Rubinfeld

August 21, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now winding down the summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Emilie Rubinfeld, Chief Marketing Officer at Carolina Herrera.

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The Wednesday Five

August 19, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Melissa McCarthy’s new fashion line says no to ‘plus-size’ labels, Sarah Manguso of Harper’s magazine curates a list of writers’ advice on how to be a parent, a beautifully imagined conversation between artist Frida Kahlo and poet Sylvia Plath, speaking of Frida Kahlo, we are reminded of Eleanor Foa Dienstag’s review of “Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life” on view at The New York Botanical Garden through November, and an essay by Sarah M. Broom unravels the ripples of Hurricane Katrina.

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Poetry Sunday: “Necessities,” by Rusty Morrison

August 16, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This poem is about finding—in the middle of a hectic day in a hectic life—a moment of deep stillness. And about how such moments nourish and allow us to experience silence and to rediscover a place from which creativity can emerge.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Madeline Weinrib

August 14, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited designer Madeline Weinrib who lives and works in New York City.

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The Wednesday Five

August 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Artist Margaret Kilgallen and the heroines she portrays in her compositions, Zehra Naqvi writes beautifully about her rejection of and return to the hijab, a program for women to employ poor women by translating for the sick, Meryl Streep’s screenwriters program selects inaugural participants, and writer Kate Angus explores a Native American legend and its lessons on hunger and desire in a failed relationship.

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Talk Topic: Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly and Reproductive Matters

August 11, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Within a matter of days we’ve seen two disparate developments, which both relate to the female reproductive system. The frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president verbally attacked a female journalist with a remark that many people interpreted as him saying she was “hormonal.” And, three major companies and the Navy announced expansions of their paid maternity leave benefits.

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Poetry Sunday: “Anchor,” by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

August 9, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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We get a glimpse into what the speaker’s life was like when she was 20: joyous, but also with the fear of getting loose and lost. Remembering all that confers perspective and the realization that the anchor is not marriage and motherhood but “the self,” and that being anchored can be a positive thing.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Anne Slowey

August 7, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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We’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited the always fashion-forward Anne Slowey—Fashion News Director of ELLE Magazine to share her favorites with us.

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The Wednesday Five: Best Longreads of the Week

August 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week, our longform list includes a shout out to the following articles: importance of women’s voices to the genre of travel writing, an extensive interview with the NASA scientist designing the parachute for the MARS Rover, comedian Tig Notaro on having cancer, making her new documentary and rebuilding after trauma, a salute to Marlene Sanders, pioneer in broadcast journalism, and a series of panels on technology with only women as speakers.

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Poetry Sunday: Susan Terris: ‘Memo Poems’

August 2, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Susan Terris’s “memo poems” are an example of a “nonce” or made up form—here unrhymed and unmetered couplets with no capitalization and no punctuation. According to Terris, the apparent informality of the poems is “deceptive” and produced work that was, for her “uncharacteristically raw and intimate.”

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Favorite Summer Indulgences From Stacey Bewkes

July 31, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Stacey Bewkes—Founder of Quintessence, a luxury lifestyle blog.

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The Wednesday Five—Women and the Art of Friendship on Film

July 29, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this iteration of The Wednesday Five, we turn to the screen and share with you five compelling films (many of them adapted from the page) that pay homage to the gift that is the enduring friendships among women.

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Poetry Sunday: ‘Einstein’s Violin,’ and ‘Some Birth Day,’ by Sally Ashton

July 26, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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It took me awhile to get used to the idea of prose poetry—I love rhyme and meter and at first could not imagine poetry without these musical qualities. But reading the prose poems of contemporary poets has opened my ideas to the imaginative possibilities of this form, and I hope that these poems by Sally Ashton will do the same for you.

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