Category: she-files

Let’s Talk About Girls

LONDON—Let’s talk about girls. Or actually, let’s talk about one girl, my almost nine-month-old daughter, Nora. I have never been all that interested in infant and childhood development, until I…

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From Iceland With Love: The ILC Artistic Collective On What Drives Their Work

Reykjavik, Iceland and London via email--I am obsessed with BBC World Service radio. It's on in my car all the time and I have it also often in the background…

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Lovetta David: Helping to Revolutionize Education in Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA--Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world and has an education system to match. According to the Liberian Demographic and Health Survey, in rural areas, 66%…

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One Woman’s Mission to Reunite Immigrant Families

FRANKFORT, MICHIGAN AND AURORA, COLORADO VIA PHONE—Sarah Jackson doesn’t have a background in non-profit management, but that didn’t stop her from starting a non-profit offering hospitality to people affected by…

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Opera Singer Francesca Chiejina Journey to Carnegie Hall

LONDON--My journey to Carnegie Hall began in January of 2015 when I first met Joyce DiDonato in London. She was artist-in-residence at London's Barbican Centre and agreed to give a Masterclass…

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#TimesUp For Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom

WARSAW, POLAND-- It isn't often that you get to watch the straw break the camel’s back. But that's exactly what happened at a recent news congress where incidents of disrespect…

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Rocking Out in Belfast at Women’s Work Festival

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND--It’s 2016, launch night of the first ever Women’s Work Festival in Belfast. I’m sitting in a taxi with Annie Nightingale, the pioneering female DJ of BBC Radio…

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Patrice Banks is Putting Women in the Driver’s Seat

DENVER AND UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA VIA EMAIL—Women have been passengers in the romance between men and their cars for too long. Cars are fast, dangerous machines, a symbol of freedom, something to be mastered and…

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An Unlikely Center for Chinese Women’s Contemporary Art in U.K.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Nestled within the record stores and alternative cocktail bars of Manchester's Northern Quarter sits an impressive piece in the world of the Chinese contemporary art scene. The…

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Who’s Afraid of Ageing?

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA SKYPE—With her characteristic “let’s talk about it” approach to problems and wry sense of humor, Ashton Applewhite, an activist and expert on ageing, is taking…

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