“Do we really want to stand by the idea that its fine for female characters to be one-dimensional, narrowly-stereotyped, hyper-sexualized or simply not there?”
A gifted writer and skilled editor, Toni Morrison helped build the foundations on which African American and women’s literature have flourished
Lilly Singh will mark a major milestone Monday. A Little Late with Lilly Singh, premiering September 16 on NBC, will be the only current late-night show hosted by an openly queer woman of color.
Last weekend, Newport Folk Festival attendees bore witness to a groundbreaking occasion: the event’s first all-female headlining collaboration.
City officials and local movement leaders in Los Angeles came together Saturday for the dedication of what is now Dolores Huerta Square.
After two years of negotiations, the International Labor Organization (ILO) passed its Convention on Violence and Harassment earlier this month—with hundreds of governments, employers and trade unions adopting the global treaty in a groundbreaking vote.
Joy Harjo was named Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress this week, making history as the first Native American to be selected for the post.
Stacey Abrams, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi weigh in on the state of politics and what’s next; new data shows support for a higher minimum wage and the impact of Donald Trump’s war on healthcare; and more feminist highlights from the week!
The fact that this master poet, in the last decade of her life, felt inspired by other women writers to be “braver”—and worked to write those new poems—suggests that Mary Oliver finally exited the building that had once sucked all the air out of her body, and escaped that “broken house” of her childhood once and for all.
As a schoolgirl, Bernice Sandler objected to the way girls were excluded from the class activities the boys did. She told her mother that she was going to “change the world”—and she did.