Poetry Sunday: “Coda,” by Miranda Field

March 29, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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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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Molly Fisk: Of Ecstasy and Laundry, Buddhism and Birds

March 28, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

My last moment of ecstasy? It was probably one of two things. Either I wrote a poem that I really liked, and felt that electric moment afterward of intense satisfaction and rightness. Or else it had something to do with birds.

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Wednesday 5: Spring Exhibition Guide

March 25, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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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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Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Lives Up to Its Name—Unfortunately

March 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” may be a shadow of the former film. But there’s a fine reason to see it. Several fine reasons, actually.

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CHANGE: Suzanne Russell’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 23, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

It is my personality and my habit to be low-key, even self-effacing, so it is going to be a big challenge for me to be self-promoting. But in years to come, it is important for me that I know that I did my best to achieve my dreams.

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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

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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

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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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Poetry Sunday: A Poet Without Place Understands a Land Without Time

March 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In “Land of No Time” we see that poet Therése Halscheid is fully conversant in the language of the natural world.

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Tech Tuesday: A Guide to the Best Music-Streaming Services Online

March 10, 2015 by Amy Blum

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By Amy Blum

If you have a computer, smart phone, tablet, or digital home audio system, then accessing millions of songs is as simple as knowing what website to visit. This guide will walk you through the strengths and weaknesses of the best music-streaming services on the Internet, so that you can find the service that works best for you.

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Poetry Sunday: ‘Inaugural,’ by Kathy Engel

March 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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At this very moment, our featured poet, Kathy Engel, is in Selma, Alabama. She is marching with thousands this weekend as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery that sparked the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Engel generously shares with us “Inaugural” on this date as a call to action and a guiding light as we, in our own lives, fight our battles—both personal and political. Her words impress upon us the urgency of “now” as the time “to be brave, to build, and to lie down in the street for justice.”

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A Film for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world.”

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Wednesday 5: Five Films on Brave and Courageous Women

March 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we honor the start of Women’s History Month with five documentaries (all available for streaming on Netflix) featuring the lives and stories of brave and courageous women.

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Book Review: “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy”

March 3, 2015 by Toni Myers

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By Toni Myers

Morse-code messages in needlework . . . dispatches sewn into hoop skirts . . . a spy/coquette called both “an accomplished prostitute” and “the Secesh Cleopatra” . . . who knew? A review of a rousing new book about the daring and resourceful female spies—and soldiers—of the Civil War.

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The March Challenge, in Honor of Jon Stewart

March 3, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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How about our welcoming Jon Stewart into the Sisterhood of Reinvention by questioning the inevitability of “from now on”? And so we’re issuing our readers and writers a March Challenge.

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Poetry Sunday: “It Was So Warm Inside”

March 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Before, there were harts in diptychs, and odes written on Grecian urns. That was all before Lucie Brock-Broido danced a magic figure across the Winter Sonnet.

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