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.
Spillar graduated magna cum laude from TCU in 1975, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies. She also has a Master’s of Science interdisciplinary degree in Economics, Urban Studies and Business from Trinity University.
Shange’s potent words remain eternal. May her spirit, which she once described as “too ancient to understand the separation of soul and gender,” rest in peace and power. May the artistic tools she left behind for so many of us continue to cement her legacy and “move us to the ends of our own rainbows.”
Zewde is now the only woman to hold such a post across the continent of Africa.
After a courageous and years-long battle with cancer, feminist filmmaker and activist Audrey Wells has passed away at 58 years old.
Michelle Bachelet—the boundary-breaking former president of Chile, under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women—is now stepping into a new role in the world of global politics as the UN’s high commissioner for human rights.
“Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is dead.” That line plays in my mind like a badly scratched record, hiccupping at one point—“is dead, is dead, is dead” repeating itself over and over again.
Oh just became the first Asian woman ever nominated for an Emmy in the category of best leading actress in a drama series.
MD Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was elected by the House of Delegates during the annual AMA meeting on June 12. She will begin her presidency next summer.
When Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, gave birth last week, she became only the second elected world leader to do so while in office—and the first to take maternity leave.