The Pulitzer Prize’s youngest ever recipient in fiction was a 24-year-old woman, yet it is not common knowledge. Josephine W. Johnson won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her 1934 novel “Now in November.”Read More
At 19 years old, Micaela is now making her Broadway debut as “Babe” Cher in The Cher Show. Micaela is also using this opportunity to show people how badass queer women can be.
After gaining experience, Neema joined Tausi, an all-female taarab music group in Zanzibar. She became interested in traditional music because she believes playing it is what will keep the culture and its history alive.Read More
Hannah Ewens and Bertie Brandes, two former VICE writers, have published a collection of essays that aims to teach women in the U.K. three things: “1) what feminism is; 2) that it's OK to be a feminist; and 3) why we need to smash the patriarchy (with a pair of baby pink stilettos).” They have come up with some ideas and examples to show women how to rise to “She-E-O.”Read More
During the 19th century, sex work became part of a ballerina’s job in the famous Paris Opera Ballet. The backstage of the theatre became a place with a highly sexualized atmosphere, often described as a “men’s club” rather than a ballet opera house.
Steven McQueen’s all-female heist movie, Widows, focuses on three Chicago women planning a heist to pay back money stolen by their dead criminal husbands. This film discusses several topics such as politics, religion, nepotism, racism, and patriarchy.Read More
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend has clearly never met Netflix. I will be the first to admit that the media streaming service is the perfect companion for nights of self-care. However, lately, some of the content Netflix has been releasing has been rather disappointing.Read More
It was within the romantic, countercultural landscape that Joplin rose to fame as a rock icon, rebelled against feminine conventionality, and climatically fell at the hands of an overblown, self-destructive generational identity.Read More
Ever heard of an artist that writes her own music, releases it on her own label, and manages a feminist Latinx collective all while managing to respond to her own emails? That’s Chilean pop artist-activist, Francisca Valenzuela.Read More
Girls Resist! is half an introduction to intersectionality and half an actual workbook that details steps to outline plans as well as how to engage with activism. KaeLyn emphasized, “It’s the urgency of being a girl, in the broadest sense of that admittedly binary term, of being a marginalized person and knowing in your heart that you have the power to change your world.”
In the last year, women made up only one-third of the host/co-hosts for Apple’s Top 100 podcasts. Alexandra Adey, head of podcasts partnerships in Britain for Spotify, urged, "It's really important for us to make sure we're amplifying the voices of people who wouldn't necessarily have their voices amplified. And to get new and fresh talent into the podcasting industry."
As radio is one of the most underrepresented industries for women, they are looking to make their voices heard. Based in the U.K., foundation.fm, an online female-led radio station, launched this past week.Read More
What once seemed to be an anti-romantic musical comedy full of cliches—with the main character leaving behind her life in New York to follow her ex to West Covina, California—turned out to be a surprisingly feminist TV show. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s fourth and final season premiered last month.Read More
In her new book, In Therapy: How Conversations with Psychotherapists Really Work, Susie Orbach explains how the pressures are much worse than could ever be imagined in the 1970s. Currently, Orbach has been working on a year-long international campaign to force major companies to remove ads that target girls as young as six for cosmetic procedures.Read More
Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Izzy Escobar is using her work to create positive social change. Izzy strongly identifies with the #MeToo movement and hopes her songs can inspire and empower others facing similar situations of domestic violence.Read More
On Saturday, Ariana Grande released a refreshingly honest breakup and self-love single; however, immediately following the song’s release people began making comments calling Ariana the “better Taylor Swift.”Read More
Waitress has continuously made headlines for being the first Broadway show with an all-female creative team. In a new twist to the show, Oscar nominee June Squibb will join Waitress in the gender-bending role of Josie.Read More
Due to the uniformity required of ballet dancers to blend in with their peers, many dancers still have to manually dye their shoes to match their skin tone. In October, dance supplier Freed of London began producing pointe shoes for dancers of color.Read More
After the apparent influence of the #MeToo movement on the indie film market, the American Film Market has revealed their new projects will feature female and nonwhite leads.Read More
Glamour just announced their annual Women of the Year Awards honorees. This year, activism is taking the lead. Amongst those honored in the issue are the women activists of March for Our Lives and the Voices of Courage.Read More