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Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Miss Representation

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film uncovers how American mainstream media's limited and disparaging portrayals of women are spoon feeding yet another generation of America's youth the unfortunate concept that a woman's primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality - and not in her capacity as a leader....
The 'Hood Series

The ‘Hood Series: Embracing Aunthood

Forty seven percent of American women through age 44 are childless. That's up from 35 percent in 1976. All reasons this generation of women are not bearing children at the same rate their mothers did are valid. Melanie Notkin, America's foremost expert on modern aunthood, is the founder of Savvy Auntie, the first online community dedicated to aunts, and the go-to resource for the Savvy Auntie lifestyle. ...
Irom Sharmila

11 Years of Hunger: Irom Sharmila, the “Iron Lady of Manipur”

Irom Chanu Sharmila, born March 14, 1972, is a political and civil rights activist, poet, and journalist from Manipur, India. She has been on a hunger strike since November 2, 2000, to protest against the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act of 1958 (AFSPA) by the paramilitary forces. Today, Sharmila is the world's longest hunger striker, not having consumed food or water for over 11 years. ...

WYSK Profile: Marion Fasel

Marion Fasel is a leading jewelry and watch expert and historian. She has covered high-end luxury jewelry, mass-market brands and the engagement ring and wedding jewelry categories for InStyle since launching the award winning coverage for the magazine in 1996. Marion has also co-authored five books....
Sheryl Yvette courtesy of Dmitry Gudkov

Balancing Life… on a Hello Kitty Cruiser

It's probably safe to say that almost all women have body image issues. With obesity in America at all time high, I know that I am not alone, but the battleground can be a very lonely place. Enter Brooklynite, Sheryl Yvette, the author of the award winning blog, SherylYvette.com, A Neurotic Glamour Girl's Weight Watchers Experience and Fitness Adventures. ...
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