Two books that interrogate tomboys are being published in August. The authors discuss their findings about gender and what it means to be a tomboy.
Producer Michelle Ferrari sits down with Ms. for a conversation surrounding her new documentary exploring the 72-year battle that eventually led to the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two-part documentary explains the long-fought and surprisingly unfamiliar story of women’s struggle to secure the right to vote. The film comes at a crucial moment, commemorating the centennial of the women’s vote— focusing on divisions in the movement, injustices, obstacles and achievements.
Deanna Van Buren is co-founder, executive director and design director of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, an Oakland-based architecture and real estate development nonprofit working to end mass incarceration by building infrastructure that redefines the entire criminal justice pipeline.
“There’s an entire infrastructure for criminal justice; we could create an entire infrastructure for restorative justice.”
The Free Saudi Activists coalition sits down with Lina alHathloul—the younger sister of Loujain alHathloul, who is currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia—to discuss the past two years of advocacy and her thoughts on the events that have transpired. What was shared provides a raw and open look at the toll this fight has taken and why public pressure is crucial as ever.
Founder of the largest—and one of the only—diversity and inclusion initiatives focused exclusively on women of color in the film and television industry, Cheryl L. Bedford sees no use in maintaining the status quo.
“I used to say that women of color need to work twice as hard to be considered half as good; that’s what I was told as I was growing up. Now, I say that women of color should be able to be like mediocre white men and still get hired.”
Ms. sat down with CARE CEO and president Michelle Nunn to discuss what to do when it seems like “everything is on fire”; the differences between Ebola and COVID; and countless examples of women leaders stepping up for the sake of their communities.
When faced down by racist man Jay Snowden at a Black Lives Matter protest in Whitefish, Montana, Samantha Francine pushed up her sunglasses so she could stare right back at him. She did not back down.
“I have not always been this version of myself. It has taken a long time for me to find my strength the way I did that day. … This is the first time in 27 years I have truly found my voice as a woman of color.”
For her most recent book, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson teamed up with DC Comics and an amazing group of women artists on a graphic novel telling the story of Diana of Themyscira as a teen, before becoming the iconic Wonder Woman.
Women-led nations—like Germany, Norway, and New Zealand—have been touted for their effective response to COVID-19 and relatively low mortality rates.
We asked ambassadors from these countries what made their national responses to the global pandemic so effective.
The new BBC drama “Sitting in Limbo”—which premiered on June 8—sheds light on the 2018 Windrush Scandal in the U.K. Screenwriter Stephen Thompson reflects on how the racist targeting of black British people affected his family, as well as the show’s parallels to activist movements in the U.S.