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The Art of Fashion: Must-See Exhibits This Season

October 31, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Now that we’ve equipped you from head to toe with the proper fall attire—the Fall Boot, the Fall Coat, and the Red Shoe—and added to your Fall Fashion Book List, it’s time sto venture outdoors all geared up and ready to investigate the incredible lineup of must-see exhibits for the season.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Innovation

October 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Elena Bodnar, doctor, creates a bra that can transform into a life-saving device; Isabel Allende talks about aging and staying passionate at 71; photographer Graciela Iturbide is featured in “Art21″; an irreverent reinterpretation of women having a terrible time at parties in Western art; and a biopic tells how Margaret Keane won credit for her artistic work back from her husband.

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Poetry Sunday: What Women Do for One Another

October 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Patricia Ahlen

Today Pamela Ahlen takes us inside a garage and into a scene many of us will recognize. Women gather when women are widowed, taking up the tasks that weigh too much for any one person to do alone.

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Today’s Talk Topic: One Man’s Praise of a Strong Woman

October 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“She’s resolute and vulnerable, incisive and responsive, rapturous and bleak, angry and funny . . .” The dance critic of “The New York Times” pays tribute to the extraordinary prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, who retired last week.

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Fashion Friday: Fall Boots

October 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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From classic flats to the season’s trend-setting over-the-knee boots to the new-found appreciation for suede as a change of pace from leather, and to a refreshing take on fall colors that includes reds and blues, feast your eyes on fall’s five most covetable casual styles.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

October 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

NPR

The NPR special series “The Changing Lives of Women” examines issues that speak to the broad interests of women; Monica Lewinsky is ‘rebranding'; Sarah Thebarge, a 27-year-old breast cancer survivor, pays tribute to her wrinkles; a beautiful documentary captures Marie Wilcox and her effort to keep her Native American language alive; and a new book on Coco Chanel examines the designer’s engagement with European History.

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Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Viewpoint

October 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This poem does one of the essential jobs of poetry. It takes a moment that might disappear and etches it into the reader’s consciousness as part of something larger, leaving us with a question that is much more powerful than an answer would be.

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The Fall Fashion Book List: Memoirs of Women of Style and Grit

October 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This fall is gearing up to be an exciting season in the book world—and upcoming books by and about some of the most influential and game-changing women in fashion promise to be especially engrossing.

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Wednesday 5: Women in the News

October 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

The Good Wife

“The Good Wife” is finally getting the critical attention it deserves; Longreads offers a reading list for women who travel alone; another growing list of products and companies built by women; ABC network has an initiative to increase diversity on television; and the MAKERS documentary on Women in Space is here!

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Poetry Sunday: An October Night

October 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Seen through the eyes and sensibilities of poet Barbara Hagerty, an October night is a gathering of images. Here she invites us watch with her as autumn convenes its visions under the light of the moon.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Two Words for the Clueless

October 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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A corporate leader, in an attempt to give women employees good advice, betrays how little he knows about sex discrimination in the workplace.

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Fashion Friday: The Fall Coat

October 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The Fall Coat has to do a lot, and do it all at once—it has to be, of course, fashionable, while also being functional, warm, cool, versatile, color compatible, and able to combat rain, wind, flurries, and possibly snowstorms.

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Wednesday 5: Women in the News

October 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Dispelling myths about why women are leaving tech; honoring the pioneering women who were at the forefront of computer programming; photographer Fazal Sheikh captures the widows of Vrindavan; photographer Rania Matar captures the lives of Lebanese and American girls in their most personal spaces—their bedrooms; and a mom takes on Target for its gender stereotyping in children’s clothing.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Turning Into an Older Woman

October 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Throughout this series [of photographs], we watch these women age, undergoing life’s most humbling experience. While many of us can, when pressed, name things we are grateful to Time for bestowing upon us, the lines bracketing our mouths and the loosening of our skin are not among them.

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Poetry Sunday: Pictures of a Marriage

October 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Martha Grant

Today Martha K. Grant shares with us what most of us already know. “Till death do us part” doesn’t mean we won’t think about a different kind of life now and again.

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