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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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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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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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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Wednesday 5: On Aging

March 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share a collection of some of this week’s best features on Aging.

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Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet on ‘International Women’s Day’

March 11, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5, we selected some of the more notable features we came across as the world (and social media) celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8.

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

March 10, 2015 by Amy Blum


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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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


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 Way We Were: The SNCC Teenagers Who Changed America

February 26, 2015 by Judy Richardson

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By Judy Richardson

How did they find the courage to do it—challenge the racist order in the South in the 1960s? Who formed the strategy, who dared to take it out to some of the most racist Southern counties? In this forthright memoir, Judy Richardson gives us an insider’s look at the danger-ridden early years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, “the only national civil rights movement led by young people.”

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Wednesday 5: The Week’s Best in Women’s News

February 25, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Real questions for real women on the Awards’ red carpet; children’s books that celebrate Black History; a photographer and mother uses her photography to find the funny in parenting; and celebrating Women of the Civil Rights Movement at the White House.

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Tech Tuesday: 3D Printing

February 24, 2015 by Amy Blum


By Amy Blum

3D printing is an exciting young technology that is rapidly evolving. As the cost of 3D printers and materials go down, you may be able to afford your own printer and simply print any design that you like at home. Your own designer shoes that fit perfectly? A customized coffee table? It’s possible.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Integrity

February 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


This week: appalling laws against women in 44 countries; Glamour magazine profiles 16 women who are changing the world for the better; recognizing the legacy of women during Black History Month; groundbreaking women in aviation and space; and a study reports that the percentage of women coaching college women’s teams is on a steep decline.

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Jenny Burton: “Singing is the Best of Who I Am”

February 17, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Jenny Burton’s new album includes soaring inspirational anthems that seamlessly blend the spiritual with R&B, Motown, and musical theater. “I want to stand up with all my life experiences and put it into songs and put it on that stage,” she says. “I want to let it go out and help heal, give clarity and joy.”

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Merry Presidents’ Day!

February 16, 2015 by Carla Baranauckas

George Washington as featured on the U.S. Dollar.

By Carla Baranauckas

Would we think of/appreciate Presidents’ Day differently if the United States had or will have a woman as president?

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