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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

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“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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Two More Words About Derek Jeter: His Mom

October 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We at Women’s Voices for Change tip our caps to a woman who got it so very right. The applause was for her son, but the cheers were for her, too.

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Fashion Friday: Jewelry and Philanthropy

October 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Fashion Friday we spotlight four impressive women jewelry designers and women-led jewelry companies that have ongoing initiatives combining jewelry with philanthropy.

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The Wednesday 5: Let’s Hear It for the Women

October 1, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: A stalwart judge, a beloved feminist, an admired gun-control activist, 783 wonder women, and catcalling ladies who are simply too, too refined.

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Poetry Sunday: One Woman’s Mammogram Moment

September 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week brings the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Poetry brings awareness to life’s moments, and here poet Patricia Zylius brings us a moment of heightened awareness from her own life.

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Fashion Friday: The Red Shoe

September 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Red is a new neutral. No matter what color you’re wearing—black, tan, navy, chartreuse, or pink—add a pair of classic red shoes as a perfect final touch and you let the world know that you know how to step out in style.

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The Wednesday 5: Women in the News

September 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5: Claudia Chan is aiming to change the media’s depiction of women; ‘Honor Diaries,’ the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls, is now on Netflix; the history of women dining in public; the current environment for women and girls in Chechnya; and confronting make-up’s dirty little secret: those concealers cover up abuse scars.

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