Category: she-files

Arlie Russell Hochschild on Bridging the Growing Divide in the U.S.

DENVER AND BERKELEY VIA PHONE—Disturbed by the growing divide in the U.S. between the political left and right, Arlie Russell Hochschild, a sociologist and professor emerita at the University of…

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Her Stories: When Rare Disease Day Becomes Personal

WASHINGTON, DC--They are the words no parents want to ever say: “Please don’t let my baby need a liver transplant!” I couldn’t believe that sentence was even coming out of my…

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Gender Parity on Wikipedia: An Interview with Lucy Crompton-Reid

LONDON—Polish/French physicist and chemist Marie Skłodowska Curie, born 150 years ago,  not only was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903) but she was also the only woman…

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Her Stories: What Motivated Teenager Natalie Meyer To Found An NGO

HO, GHANA--Growing up in a small New England (predominantly white) community, I rarely heard people speak about life outside of the United States unless it was my family planning a…

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Photographer Redefines What It Means for Girls to Be Pretty

DENVER AND ATLANTA VIA PHONE—Atlanta-based photographer Kate T. Parker is a force of nature. The self-described mom, wife, photographer and Ironman is challenging advertising and media norms, and redefining what…

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Betty Who: Pop Music’s Classically Trained Star

LONDON AND NEW YORK VIA PHONE—For a famous pop singer, Betty Who (real name: Jessica Anne Newman) is refreshingly open, warm and bubbly. And when I share that I met her…

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What Does It Take to Turn a March into a Movement?

DENVER/LONDON VIA EMAIL: After millions of people gathered around the world last weekend in marches supporting women’s rights, a big looming question remains—What now? Understandably, there has been a lot…

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Women’s March: Organizer of Polish Women’s Strike Offers Advice

LONDON/WROCLAW VIA PHONE—From Washington to Warsaw and Wellington, millions of women, girls (and men) will be marching on January 21st in a global show of solidarity for women’s respect and…

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Africa’s Poaching Crisis–An Interview with “The Last Animals” Director Kate Brooks

LONDON—It was during a 2010 trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve that award-winning American photojournalist and author Kate Brooks first was inspired by elephants. Ms. Brooks’ work is anything but a day at the…

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