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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Prior to 1970 road races were only for men. It was not because women didn't want to run, but rather we weren't allowed to. The Crazylegs Mini Marathon was only the first of many historic moments for women athletes. Today, there are over 200 women-only events held in the U.S. where women of all ages, colors, sizes and abilities join together, striving to achieve their personal goals....
Sally Ride & her Space Shuttle Challenger crewmates. Photo copyright: NASA

29 Years Ago Today Sally Ride Made History

29 years ago, on June 18, 1983, Sally Ride (Ph.D.) became the first American woman to go to space, serving as a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Today, Dr. Ride is the President and CEO of Sally Ride Science™, a science education company she established in 2001 with a team of women scientists to foster student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education....
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“Are You My Prince? You Certainly Took Your Time.” The Reality Of Fairy Tales

Christine Jones, associate professor of literature and languages at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), and Jennifer Schacker, professor of English at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) have embarked on an interdisciplinary collaboration surrounding fairy tale studies, connecting their respective classes and co-editing a soon to be released fairy tale anthology....
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National Poetry Month: Women in Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to honor the art of poetry, and to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in America. when we decided we wanted to learn more about women in poetry, we turned to poet, former president of the Poetry Society of America and Woman You Should Know, Molly Peacock for a lesson....
GScouts

100 Years Of Building Courage, Confidence and Character

One hundred years ago today, with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home surroundings, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. Alison M. Trachtman Hill, former Project Manager of the National Anti-Violence Initiative at the Girl Scouts of the USA, to learn more about the role the GSUSA plays in girls' lives today....
Bra Fitting

The Bare Facts

If you are fighting your own battle of the bra, don't despair you're far from alone. Over 90% of North American women wear a bra, but almost 85% of us wear the wrong size. It was in 1913 that Mary Phelps Jacob, a 19-year-old New York socialite, bought a sheer evening gown for an occasion, but at the time, the only undergarment available to her was a boned corset. The bones of her corset were sticking out around the neckline of her new dress. So she, along with the help of her seamstress, took two silk handkerchiefs, pink ribbon and some string, and fashioned herself the very first modern bra....
Gail Riggs

Gail Riggs Gives Inspiring Purpose To Purses

Gail Riggs is the founder and chief designer of the growing accessories brand, Abigail Riggs, which offers a collection of handbags designed in honor of notable women in history. The collection, called Purse With A Purpose, currently includes three styles - Ms. Anthony (for Susan B. Anthony), Ms. Bouvier (for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis) and Ms. Annie (for Annie Oakley). Each limited edition bag benefits a different charity....