“It was almost like they were saying, ‘okay, this is our story, we had a sister and this is similar to what happened to us.'”
Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer’s 19th album, “The Point of Arrival,” is personal and contemplative—and it’s the kind of inner work that inspires her activism in the world. Deeply influenced by her Quakerism, Newcomer’s music reflects an inclusivity and a call to “lean in toward the light” that offers an inspirational soundtrack for social justice movements.
We assume that William Shakespeare invented the Shakespearean sonnet—but what if Mary Sidney did instead?
The National Museum of African Art’s exhibition “I Am…Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” offers viewers the opportunity to see African experiences in a more intimate and global context.
The experiences of Larry Nassar’s victims are at the center of award-winning author Abigail Pesta’s latest book, “The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down.”
Have we done enough to tear back the tarpaulin on the facts, in front of our eyes, that we have allowed lives to be ranked into the valued and the less valued, the precious and the not? Have we reported effectively, yet, on how we have permitted unimaginable luxury and comfort to pile up on the one side, and poison and peril to rain down on the other? And have we given anyone any clear ideas about how might live together differently in happier relationships with each other and planet earth?
“She came to slay slavery. She came to remove her friends and family from the most violent system in the United States. She came, and she did it, armed and ready.”
“The Kingmaker” is a fascinating story of behind-the-scenes power and corruption. “Back to Life” gets really dark—and really funny.
Susan Rome takes on the role of Louise Nevelson, one of the most influential woman sculptors of the twentieth century, in Theater J’s production of “Occupant.”
Given that “Harriet” over-performed at the box office its opening weekend—just like the real Harriet Tubman was consistently underestimated at every turn, including winning the popular vote in a campaign to get a woman on the $20—perhaps more of us are starting to “trust the black women” who tell her story.