Needing a life change, caterer Bonnie Lee Black did something drastic and headed to Africa on a humanitarian mission. Here, her journal of what she discovered about chickens, friendship—and herself.
In towns across America, Muslim and Jewish women are quietly gathering to eliminate hate. Eileen Stukane shares a remarkable story
“Bingo wings.” “Cafeteria-lady arms.” Most of us have heard the nasty terms for our midlife upper arms. Writer Stephanie Dolgoff says screw that and tells us why this is the summer to bare yours proudly (and offers 7 acceptable reasons for not doing so)
A slice of cake, her son by her side—environmental writer Diane MacEachern thought her birthday was going wonderfully. Then the skies opened, the streets flooded, and disaster threatened all around. Here’s her story of strength and survival.
Was it a #MeToo moment? Writer Lisa Bain has a flashback of a long-forgotten incident and wonders how it impacted her—and why it stayed buried in her mind for so long
Good for the planet, good for your wallet: Follow this wise advice from our own eco-expert Diane MacEachern on how to get your home more sustainable than ever.
Did you know that the fashion industry is a major environmental offender? Diane MacEachern reveals the not-so-chic truth—and how to find style that’s sustainable.
We all have at times sensed that our opinions and our ideas don’t matter now that we’re middle-aged women. For women of color, that feeling is often doubly intense. Gail Dudley explains how this happens—despite good intentions—and how to move ahead.
Melanie Howard explains why she won’t shoot her students, even for a bonus, and why any plan to arm teachers is not only unethical, it will never work.
This rising political force and fierce feminist is being hailed as the Democrats’ best hope for the 2020 election. Lorraine Glennon takes a closer look, and finds that not all women are ready to back the New York senator. Here’s why.
Once again, a male Kennedy is getting “presidential contender” buzz (yawn), but let’s not ignore his aunts and female cousins who are long-time powerhouses. Here, several talk about the predominance of men in leadership and in the Kennedy political dynasty.
For the first time since the Harvey Weinstein reckoning, Rosanna Arquette talks about how her warnings about him may have hurt her career, her true heroes and why her long-time work supporting exploited women and LGBT youth has become more important than ever.
So many women earned our awe this year and inspired us to be even bolder. With great difficulty, we narrowed the list to 13 and are thrilled to honor them here. Who did we miss?
As a memorial to the Tucson shooting victims is about to be unveiled, Sheila Weller spoke to women whose lives changed that day about moving forward—toward purpose and gratitude.
Decades ago, Anne Bayin suffered a particularly painful kind of sexual abuse. Now she looks back and asks herself if she should have or could have spoken up sooner.
Waste in the U.S. increases by 25 percent during the holidays. Here’s how to have a warm, wonderful Christmas that saves money and the environment.
The new anti-sexual harassment fervor is fabulous, amazing, essential—but longtime feminist writer Sheila Weller says we should handle it with care.
Americans typically squander 40 percent of their food budget. Here are easy ways to reduce food waste that will help you pocket $40 of every $100 you used to spend.
In all the debate about Hillary’s book and whether she should have even written it, this is what you might have missed.
If a Democrat can be friends with Ann Coulter, isn’t there hope the rest of us can all get along?