In her new memoir, Knitting the Fog, chapina writer Claudia Hernández reflects on the impact of her mother’s difficult decision to flee domestic violence and poverty in Guatemala and immigrate illegally into the U.S.
Cloth making—reeling, spinning, weaving, knitting—is historically “night work,” most often done by women, most often poor women, then and now, all over the earth.
In an exclusive clip from the audiobook for her new memoir, “Finding My Voice,” the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama administration opens up about the moment she faced the press to announce the historic creation of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Movements don’t have a beginning and an end. They are dams historians build in the river of history to capture the flow in a particular moment, and historians regularly move the location of those dams. And history is defined less by what happened than by who tells the story. When we mark the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, it’s essential that we continue to investigate and explore the unheard and marginalized voices of the suffrage movement.
In the mid-twentieth century, a Tibetan nun inherited her father’s position as clan chieftain and led her people in armed resistance against Chinese rule.