Articles written by: "WVFC"

Fitness Saturday: Wide Second Exercise with Pulses and Reaches

April 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Plie Squat_0

This exercise is fantastic for strengthening the thigh and glute muscles while engaging your core and focusing on your posture.

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Fashion Friday: Must-Have Fashion Apps

April 17, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


From apps that show you what’s trending daily to those that help you transform a runway ensemble into your own to apps that help you to be a smarter and savvier shopper to those that will get your closet organized (fingers crossed) and to those that will keep you updated on the latest fashion language, we’ve got you covered.

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Rebecca Foust, Featured Poet of the Day

April 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Rebecca Foust (Photo: Jeremy Thornton)

Our new Poetry Editor is featured in “Poetry Daily,” a treasure-trove of contemporary poetry on the Web.

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The Wednesday 5: Groundbreaking Women

April 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


“On Being,” with Krista Tippett; Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president; 84-Year-Old Sylvia Weiner, first woman to run the Boston Marathon; another 84-year-old groundbreaker, Toni Morrison, publishes her 11th novel, “God Help the Child,” and Tina Packer’s new book traces how Shakespeare’s women evolved from simple caricatures to complicated and complex characters.

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Poetry Sunday: Freedom and Limits in Molly Peacock’s “Hayfield Poetica”

April 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


With its wonderful music and vivid imagery in a story complete with characters, dialogue, and drama, “Hayfield Poetica” powerfully combines lyric with narrative.

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Fashion Friday: The Spring Jacket

April 10, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, bid farewell to the multiple layers we’ve been donning all winter and instead opt for a jacket that is simple, elegant, and refined. This is the season for the lightweights!

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The Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

April 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Inside America’s subscription-box obsession, a new book, “Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photograph,” gives us a glimpse on the artist’s inner world; a village in India plants 111 trees each time a girl is born; a new VIDA study finds that male writers continue to dominate literary criticism; ‘Love Has No Labels’ will remind you why we love.

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Poetry Sunday: Wonderful News for WVFC and Our Readers

April 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Rebecca Foust (Photo: Jeremy Thornton)

We are delighted to introduce our new Poetry Editor, Rebecca Foust. She is the perfect person to speak for our site and our belief in the magical and curative powers of poetry, and her journey is one that took the kind of determination and self-belief that we at WVFC hope to inspire in all generations of women.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

April 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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