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  1. The Ultimate Women in Science Reading List: 150 Essential Titles

    At Women You Should Know, Dale DeBakcsy compiles a list of books by and about women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

    Authors
  2. #SixWivesNoHenry: Ann Foster Is Here to Make History Fun

    Writer and historian Ann Foster takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with ease and wit.

    History
    If this is expression you normally associate with history, Ann Foster is here to show you a new way. (Photo by Can Pac Swire via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0))
  3. Ann Foster

    Writer Ann Foster focuses on the intersection of women, history, and pop culture, with deep dives into the lives and stories of figures both well-known and half-forgotten.

    Essay
  4. Purrfect Portraiture: Girls and Their Cats by Photographer BriAnne Wills

    Photographer BriAnne Wills photographs women and their feline companions in their homes.

    Animals
    Lizz Hill Wiker with her mixed Persian/Bengal cats, Prince and Stevie. All photos by BriAnne Wills at Girls and Their Cats.
  5. Kandahar’s Lone Female Prosecutor

    Independent journalist Maija Liuhto profiles Zainab Fayez — the lone female prosecutor in Kandahar who risks her life daily fighting for women’s rights.

    Abuse
    Photo by Ken Hendricks
  6. Art
  7. A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2018

    At Poethead, Christine Murray curates a selection of poetry from women poets around the world, including Seanín Hughes from Ireland and Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan.

    Poetry
  8. Girls and Their Cats

    Girls and Their Cats is a photo series by Brooklyn-based fashion photographer BriAnne Wills that showcases cat-owning women in a positive light. She’s photographed over 180 women so far.

    Animals
  9. Yours In Sisterhood

    To start a new conversation on feminism, the Yours in Sisterhood documentary project features 300 strangers in 32 states reading and responding to unpublished letters sent to Ms. Magazine in the 1970s.

    Commentary
  10. Wonder Woman and Boogeymen

    Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”

    Essay
    JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0)
  11. You should’ve asked

    An enlightening cartoon about why “you should have asked for help” is the worst response for the spouse who carries the “mental load” of not only being chief caregiver, but also chief household organizer.

    Commentary
  12. “Nothing opens the mind and heart to a spiritual experience like solitude. It may not always be easy, and there will undoubtedly be some lonesome, wistful moments, but it is these very moments that allow a spiritual journey to unfold.”

    Books
  13. My mum, the pilot

    Hey Loons’ mother became the first lady pilot in Assam, British India, in 1961: “. . . without radios gaining permission to land was simply a case of circling the airstrip until the light at the control tower turned green.”

    Family
  14. We Need to Talk About How We Write About Women Musicians

    “Why do we allow 7,000 truck-song singing men, but limit ourselves to only one or two ‘outlaw’ women?” This Nashville-based music mag wants to ditch the modifiers and change the conversation about women in music.

    Music
  15. Do we need role models?

    “I like having chosen the road less traveled, with its many twists and turns. But a compass and a guide are helpful.” At Broadside, Caitlin Kelly muses on getting older and looking for role models.

    Personal Musings