The Ms. Q&A: How Poet Marwa Helal Uses Poetry as Preservation

“I want readers to viscerally feel through my work how deeply I believe our identities are inextricably intertwined and that we have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to work harder and to do better in this life.”

These Girls Are Proof: Investing in Young Feminists Pays Off

Since 2011, 280 high school girls have participated in HERLead, an innovative program that empowers them to foster change in their communities. We caught up with three of them.

Honoring Trailblazing Female Firsts in an Age of Resistance

In the heart of the Brooklyn Museum, between Picasso’s “Woman in Gray” and Monet’s rippled river in “Islets at Port-Ville,” landmark women from many fields traded stories on Thursday.

The Ms. Q&A: Gloria Steinem on #MeToo and Believing Women After Weinstein

“We who make up the country can act as we want our country to act. We can vote and organize and give money and ask questions and listen to each other.”

Q&A: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on What It Takes to Change the World

“I’m often introduced as an example of one person who changed the world. And it irritates me because I did not change the world… Anyone who tells you that they changed the world alone is a megalomaniac on the scale of The Donald.”

Q&A: Holocaust Survivors on Charlottesville, Silence as Complicity and Preventing History from Repeating Itself

We spoke with two Holocaust survivors—95-year-old Margit Meissner and 75-year-old Louise Lawrence-Israëls—about the lessons we must learn from the past and how we can all fight hate in our own communities.

More Than A Survivor: The Anti-Trafficking Campaign That Tells The Real Stories of Survivors

This June, passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport bore witness to an innovative photo exhibit shining a light on doctors, artists, real estate agents and teachers who are survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Listening to Learn: Becoming Allies with Muslim Women

75 community members greeted each other and quietly took their seats as Muslim women were given microphones. For two hours of uninterrupted time, the speakers shared about their lives, their faith, the challenges they face and ways everyone in the room could be allies.

Five Female Poets on Identity and Migration

Their ability as artists to employ language, landscape and code switching is exceptional. Now, more than ever, their poems and perspectives are needed in the public sphere.

Secondary Trauma and Permission to Speak

“This is the first time I’ve told my story in public,” Sarah Dale, a 30-year-old military wife says to a Veterans Voices meeting in Washington D.C.

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