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A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

| June 27, 2014

A new documentary reveals the unique perspectives and extraordinary life of the author and activist, who has been agitating for change for some seven decades. More »

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

December 22, 2013

Eleanor Clift is right: “Pat needs a little educating on how to talk to women.” More »

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

| November 27, 2013

In an excerpt from Hirono’s interview on “Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan,” which aired November 23 and is available by podcast at wmclive.com and iTunes, Senator Hirono talks about the women who have inspired her, and her commitment to support other women in politics. More »

Honoring Game Changers at the Women’s Media Awards

Honoring Game Changers at the Women’s Media Awards

| October 23, 2013

More than 400 people gathered in New York to honor and celebrate women who are making themselves and other women visible and powerful in media. More »

MAKERS Asks (and Answers): Where Are the Women?

MAKERS Asks (and Answers): Where Are the Women?

| October 9, 2013

Eight months after its premiere, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" continues its dramatic growth as a multimedia project chronicling the modern U.S. women’s movement. It received the Multi-Media Award for Ground-Breaking Contribution to Women, History, and America at the Women’s Media Center Awards Gala in New York this week. Amy Richards—who is writing a book about MAKERS—will appear as a guest on “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan” on October 10. More »

Sotomayor—From the Bronx to the Bench

Sotomayor—From the Bronx to the Bench

| February 21, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is determined to be as frank as possible in her new memoir. More »

Hillary Clinton’s Future—Full of Possibilities

Hillary Clinton’s Future—Full of Possibilities

| February 7, 2013

The author, who has closely followed Hillary Clinton's career, writes that pundits are posing the wrong question about Clinton's future. More »

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

| January 28, 2013

The inauguration moment that most moved the author, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis, came early in the ceremony. More »

My Interview with Sally Ride

My Interview with Sally Ride

| December 27, 2012

Novelist Margaret McMullan recalls the question she wishes she hadn't asked the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, who died July 23 this year. More »

New York’s Firefighting Women

New York’s Firefighting Women

| October 8, 2012

Women firefighters have served New York City for 30 years, but their numbers are still tiny in comparison to men. Recently a pioneer among them, Brenda Berkman, examined why. More »