“Sweetie, if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up space,” said Flo Kennedy, a fierce, effective and under-appreciated activist fighting sexism and racism.
We mark 50 years since the release of the landmark album with this look at how the iconic singer is learning tolerance in a tumultuous time, not unlike the atmosphere in 1971.
For several years Tina Duryea has been making portraits of powerful women. Her latest art celebrates the inauguration of Kamala Harris.
During Black History Month, we are celebrating under-appreciated women, starting with the trailblazing journalist and activist Ida B. Wells.
In her influential book, Composing a Life, Mary Catherine Bateson, who died at age 81, said that the stop-and-start nature of women’s lives gives us a capacity for complexity that men don’t develop.
In an especially relevant memoir, a journalist tells how her father and uncle helped change the nation during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and open doors for countless African Americans.
After the storming of the Capitol last week, Lisa Murkowski is the first Republican senator to demand Trump leave office. Who’s next?
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Gabby Giffords shooting during another violent week, we share Sheila Weller’s story about the fallout from that horrendous day and recovering from political brutality and loss.
What’s the big deal with the name Karen? Here we look at the origins of the ubiquitous meme, why it’s helpful and hurtful, and offer a fitting fix.
Believing that we’ll never be free from history unless we’re honest about it, Jeannie Ralston examines her troubling experiences with race and her efforts to make amends.