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Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

| September 25, 2012

Native American women artists have a home of their own in New Mexico, thanks to the dedication of a third generation painter whose grandmother came from the Santa Clara pueblo. More »

When Ads Preach Hatred

When Ads Preach Hatred

| September 13, 2012

The author, shocked by an anti-Islam advertisement posted at her local train station, is more disturbed at how such sentiments take root in American soil – especially at a time when such hate statements have triggered extreme anti-American acts abroad. More »

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

| September 9, 2012

The author, founder of the website Stop Street Harassment, collected stories in focus groups to augment a forthcoming, first of its kind national report on street harassment. More »

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

| September 5, 2012

The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »

In Awe of Teen Olympians

In Awe of Teen Olympians

| August 13, 2012

The author, herself a young athlete, wonders how the young Olympians can accomplish so much with everybody in the world looking on—and commenting on their every move. More »

Feeling American in Paris

Feeling American in Paris

| July 25, 2012

As an African American, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis enjoyed a welcoming interest among the French—a respect for black culture too often missing back home. More »

“We Are the Girls from Seton High”

“We Are the Girls from Seton High”

| June 22, 2012

Overcoming her ambivalence, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis finds comfort and acceptance at her high school reunion. More »

Childbirth Hollywood Style

Childbirth Hollywood Style

| May 30, 2012

Okay, it's a comedy. But does the most recent pregnancy-themed film have to trivialize women by ignoring any and all real issues about giving birth? More »

For “Birthers,” Honolulu Mom an Inconvenient Truth

For “Birthers,” Honolulu Mom an Inconvenient Truth

| May 2, 2012

Eleanor Nordyke, who spent her career improving women's reproductive health, has an answer for those who still contend that President Obama was born outside the country: she happened to be on the scene in Honolulu. More »

Martin-Zimmerman Tragedy—Could It Have Been Prevented?

Martin-Zimmerman Tragedy—Could It Have Been Prevented?

| April 5, 2012

The author, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, explores how appropriate attention to everyday violent behavior can protect potential victims and save potential perpetrators as well. More »