The Wednesday Five: Pioneering Women

July 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Becky Hammon is the first woman to lead an NBA team, author Toni Morrison on her childhood friend who served as the inspiration for her book ‘The Bluest Eye,’ poet Ladan Osman on the ‘good literary citizen,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson on teaching our children enough science, and a tribute to Margaret Hamilton whose software guided Apollo 11 to the moon.

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The Wednesday Five: Cover Women

July 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Body-positive statements from the women athletes featured in ESPN’s “The Body” issue; Sports Illustrated honors all 25 players of the U.S. women’s soccer team by giving each their own cover; Viola Davis and Jane Fonda talk about giving a cultural face to women on television; Junot Diaz on men who write about women; and the women steering NASA’s mission to Pluto.

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The Wednesday Five

July 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Frida Kahlo's self portrait.

How to be like Frida Kahlo, as told by Frida Kahlo; the Dalai Lama on aging gracefully; Instagram’s policing of women’s bodies; the SCOTUS marriage-equality decision in Haiku; and the Nina Simone documentary streams on Netflix.

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The Wednesday Five: Fourth of July Reading List

July 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday Five, we gear up for the Fourth of July with five incredible works of fiction and non-fiction that speak to the complexities and brilliance of our American communities and its citizens. These works on page are a sobering meditation on the state of our union—its triumphs, its flaws, and its current realities.

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No More ‘Same-Sex': U.S. Supreme Court Affirms My Full Marriage

June 30, 2015 by Chris Lombardi


By Chris Lombardi

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s final words of his opinion will likely be quoted in many weddings going forward: “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.” Those last words are a mic-drop declaration that the matter is settled, in every state of the Union.

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The Wednesday Five

June 24, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


A new exhibition shows the evolution of how women experienced bathing; a crowdfunding platform set up by women researchers for women researchers; answers the question: How to wear sweatpants without looking lazy; this week’s dose of inspiration is the team photo of the Edmond, Oklahoma girls softball team; and John Oliver on the dangers of the internet for women.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Inspired by a Working Mom

June 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

The daughters of working moms have a statistically significant advantage, in terms of education and career prospects, over the daughters of stay-at-home moms, a new study has found.

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The Wednesday 5: Best Longreads of the Week

June 10, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Colored Folks Corner

In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you the best longreads of the week: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility; The Role of Black Dolls in American Culture; Losing the Thread: How Textiles Revolutionized Technology; Why the Hotel Room Is Such a Place of Loneliness and Despair; and the New York Doctor Who Got Ebola.

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The Wednesday 5: A Few Brave Women

May 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Adrian Piper, conceptual artist.

In this week’s Wednesday 5: one woman’s empowering decision to have a “nude” photo shoot, a mother’s moving photos of her inseparable little girls, it just might be that the art world’s obsession with youth is fading, five Indian women whose lives led to landmark judgments or laws, and how to talk to your kids about the contributions of African-American women.

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The Wednesday 5: Lists (not Binders) Full of Women

May 13, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: women who did not “make it” until they were 40; seven women who could run for president; Fadumo Dayib, who could be Somalia’s first female presidential candidate; how women can take charge of their retirement; and a beautiful ode to our women astronomers.

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The Wednesday 5: Women in the News

April 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Meryl Streep fully funds a screenwriters’ lab for women writers over 40; more stars are making Hollywood a better place for women; a returning soldier surprises his son in the best use of a photobomb we’ve seen; a new company aims to make breast cancer gene testing less cumbersome and more affordable for women; and a list of 10 groundbreaking women of science we all need to know about.

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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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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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