I got chills watching this trailer for Be Natural, a documentary in the works about Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female film director. (I’d never heard of her before last night)
Like, you know, whatever.
Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did.
The untold stories of women who dressed and served as men in the Civil War
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In 1941, Elizabeth McIntosh was a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she wrote an article chronicling her experience that day and the following week. Her editors chose not to publish it. Today the Washington Post published her article for the very first time.
Women fought long and hard for the right to vote a century ago, not without resistance. Honor their legacy by making sure your vote counts this season.
Pictured here: Women at a booth implore passers-by to vote “yes” on women’s suffrage at a vote to be held on October 19, 1915, in New Jersey.
How to see Lee Miller? Much of her life would be a negotiation between the act of seeing and the act of being seen.
This woman sounds like a firecracker. She was a model, artist, photojournalist, writer, lover to Man Ray, artist’s muse, wife, mother, and more …Her life story is begging for a film treatment.
Barbara Robbins was 21 when she moved to Saigon to work for the CIA.
She became the first female (and youngest ever) CIA staffer to be killed in the line of duty, in 1965, and the first woman to die in the Vietnam War.
Author, activist, visionary, and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
RIP Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011).
“Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own.”
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