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Fashion Friday: Colleen Caslin’s ‘Ageless Style’ on 1010ParkPlace

August 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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If you’re like us, you’re tired of seeing clothes and magazines that don’t reflect the women we see in the mirror: smart, accomplished, grown-up. 1010ParkPlace, founded by entrepreneur Brenda Coffee, is out to counter these kinds of misrepresentations with the understanding that a woman’s style continues to evolve as she does. This week the site beautifully profiled “Women’s Voices for Change” board member Colleen Caslin, COO of Verdura fine jewelry.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Riding in the World’s Toughest Horse Race at 61

August 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

During a grueling eight-day, 625-mile race in Mongolia Barbara Smith rode 28 semi-wild ponies on a route that traces Genghis Khan’s legendary long-distance horse-relay postal system, devised in 1224.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

August 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sofia Vergara’s skit at the Emmys erupts in accusations of sexism; despite that moment, it was a good night for roles for women over 40; a reminder of the things women couldn’t do 96 years ago; ads that showcase income inequality between men and women are banned in certain airports; and in this week’s dose of inspiration, a view of what 90 looks like!

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Poetry Sunday: The Wise Woman of Amherst

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Emily Dickinson: If only we all—from Missouri to the Middle East and North, South, East, and West of those places, too—understood as she did.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Three Cheers (Each) for These Feisty Females

August 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Women’s path is still so littered with traditional obstacles that we at “Women’s Voices” feel a jolt of admiration and satisfaction whenever we read of another female “first.”

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Fashion Friday: Favorite Summer Indulgences from Susan Sokol

August 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we wrap up summer, we asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with 10 Sweet Indulgences for the season. This week our invitation went to Susan Sokol—a renowned leader in the global fashion industry.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Vision

August 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5 we highlight women of vision—those who use the camera to tell compelling stories about our world and its complexities.

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Poetry Sunday: Found in a Forest

August 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today we watch and listen as poet Cris Mulvey takes us on a long walk through her past and into a forest where instead of darkness she finds light.

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The Real Lauren Bacall

August 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The Dakota courtyard was lit in a whole new way. Had there been a change in the outdoor lighting? Perhaps the full moon had slipped from its orbit and was angling in a novel way? No, the light was emanating from the most stunning 41-year-old on the planet. Lauren Bacall was coming home on the arm of her husband, Jason Robards.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Web This Week

August 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The culture of beautifying violence and rape in fashion; what women could not do in the 1960s; an exhibition at the Palais Galliera in Paris focuses on French fashion from 1947 to ’57; the importance of “senior erotica”; and Christina Hendricks spoofs the modern office.

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Poetry Sunday: Traveling with Edna St. Vincent Millay

August 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was loyal and fickle, loved and betrayed and everything in between. Mostly she was unsettled and unsettling.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Amanda Ross

August 8, 2014 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 10 sweet indulgences for the season. This week we invited Amanda Ross—an internationally renowned fashion director, stylist, and costume and jewelry designer known for the elegant, refined, and sophisticated eye she has developed through her years as a staple in the fashion industry.

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Wed 5: The Best of the Web this Week

August 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: the NFL’s problem with women; what would happen if more women designed products for women; how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a pop icon; at 92, Barbara Scheiber publishes her first book; and Facebook offers free Web access to women’s rights info in Africa.

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Poetry Sunday: A Child Escapes

August 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The nightmare of divorce is what haunts this poem, and yet Laura Davies Foley, a poet we last brought to you in the summer of ’13, ends with the reminder that the resilience of childhood is a redeeming force.

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Today’s Talk Topic: What Michel Martin Left Unsaid

August 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“What has made a trying situation even more painful,” Martin writes, “is the sense that our story is not worth telling. Too often in my baby-boomer generation, women of color have had to fight our way into conversations that should have included us to begin with.”

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