In the mid-1950s, General Motors hired a group of ten women for its design team, the first prominent all-female design team in American history.
When Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer at 90 years old, the doctors recommended surgery and chemotherapy. Norma decided instead to go on an indefinite road trip across the United States with her retired children.
Thousands of widowed women celebrated the spring festival of Holi at temples this year, defying traditional expectations that curb what activities a woman may do after her husband’s death.
Cherokee women traditionally were equal to men, politically, economically, and sexually. As white settlers coerced the tribes to adopt European manners of living, women lost much of the power they originally possessed.
On March 13 Al Hroub won the second Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for her work with children that have been exposed to violence.
The Ovarian Psycos describe themselves on their website as “womxn of color, sisters, mothers, overgrown knuckleheads, riders, writers, students, wage slaves, hustlers, artists, MCs, poets, intellectuals, radical scholars, passionate womxn, environmentalists, urban farmers, medicine womxn, militants, feminists, renaissance womxn, fearless fierro riders and modern-day charras on steel horses!”
When map librarian Alice Hudson started researching female cartographers through history, she thought she might find ten. Two decades later she’d found over a thousand.
1940s adventure stories didn’t usually star girls, much less base themselves on the real lives of teenage girls. This obscure children’s story did both.
An AP photographer took pictures of a group of Aymara women climbing Huayna Potosi in traditional clothing. They work as porters and cooks but some aspire to become mountaineer guides themselves.