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Jelena Djokovic Talks Busy Schedules, Childhood Education and What Makes a Good Teacher

MONTE CARLO AND LONDON VIA EMAIL: Jelena Djokovic is one of those people who seems to somehow eek more than 24 hours out of a day. The 31-year-old wife of…

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Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers Reflects on 30 Years in Music: “On We Go”

FLINT, MICHIGAN AND DECATUR, GEORGIA VIA TELEPHONE: The lyrics of Emily Saliers’ song “OK Corral” –off of her 2017 solo album “Murmuration Nation” –are haunting, stark and relevant (“If you…

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Her Stories: A Beijing 2022 Figure Skating Hopeful Gets Olympic Fever in South Korea

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA--Yesterday I arrived in PyeongChang as a part of the Team Great Britain Ambition Programme. My skating partner, Lewis Gibson, and I, along with four other British athletes and…

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Her Stories: Four Flint Philanthropists Fund Film on Human Trafficking

GENESEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Human sex trafficking is a misunderstood concept. Like many others, I initially believed the Hollywood version of the problem: A victim is kidnapped off the street…

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Film Director Ana Asensio on Persistence

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA PHONE—There is a musical quality to Spanish actress and filmmaker Ana Asensio’s voice that is both transfixing in its soft and hypnotic tone yet also strong and direct. She is, in a word, charming yet her directorial debut…

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Her Story: My Mother’s Alcoholism, Dry January and the Women’s Movement

DENVER--Dry January. It sounds inhospitable, boring, lonely even, especially coming on the heels of December which is chock full of reasons to surround yourself with friends and alcohol. Until recently,…

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Celebrating Our First Anniversary

DENVER AND FLINT, MICHIGAN--One year ago today millions of women joined ranks and marched for equality across the globe. It's not a coincidence that it's also she-files.com's first anniversary. We…

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Her Stories: On the Precipice of Parenthood

LONDON--Whoever created the German word schadenfreude—it is defined as “enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others”—must have been a parent.

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For Disadvantaged South African Girls, A STEM Alternative

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—As the Lego robot started driving around the classroom, 12-year-old Likhona Maginindare, who wants to be a transplant surgeon when she grows up, started jumping up and down with excitement. But when the robot’s shovel-like mechanism at the front did not lift up and move like it was supposed to Ms. Maginindare and the four other pre-teen girls in her after school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) group were told by their teacher to go back to the board where the instructions were posted to find what they had done wrong with their coding. After a lot of concentration, conversation and giggles, the girls recoded the robot and –viola—the robot’s front end lifted up. Theirs joined the other three robots, programmed by their fellow classmates, in revving around the room bumping into each other as the girls looked on with enthusiasm.

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Wildlife Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on the Starving Polar Bear, Climate Change and Women in Science

LONDON AND VANCOUVER ISLAND VIA EMAIL--It was the "soul-crushing" video that went viral across the globe; a starving polar bear on Canada's Baffin Island having to scavenge through garbage for food.…

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