The Art of Dying: Death Doula Marne Lucas Is Changing Our End-Of-Life Aesthetics

End-of-life doulas explain to families what death is going to look and sound like.  Read more »

The Forgotten History of Female Athletes Who Organized Their Own Olympics

Men barred “those delightful creatures” from competing at the Olympics. So female athletes protested by making their own games in 1922. Read more »

Brand New World: Nellie Bly’s Record-Defying Travels

Nellie Bly developed an unprecedented writing style as a way to overcome prejudice against female reporters.  Read more »

10 Women’s Sports Stories That Would Make Great Films

ESPN series 30 for 30 is excellent—but covers almost only dudes. Here are some female athletes they should feature. Read more »

A New Origin: Joan Morgan Changes the Narrative of Black Women’s Sexuality

Finding and sustaining pleasure is crucial to living a good feminist life. Read more »

Backtalk: YA's Cancel Culture

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the world of YA drama. Recently, two YA authors have chosen to cancel their own debut novels after being called out by some readers for “problematic” issues in the text. Dahlia and Amy talk about the effects of a cancel culture that demands perfect art. Also, a... Read more »

America’s Forgotten Female Astronauts

In the 1960s, a group of women spent months training for space travel. But they never got to go.  Read more »

Black Women Worked as Some of Nasa’s First Computers

Back when “computers” referred to people, Black women were some of NASA’s most crucial mathematicians.  Read more »

From Information Superhighway to Digital Runway: The Complicated Legacy of Fashion Blogging

In its own way, fashion and beauty blogging is as aspirational as traditional fashion media. Read more »

The Radical Working-Class Roots of Improv Comedy

Most comedy fans don’t know that improv was created by a female social worker. Read more »

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Target Market: Black women with guns: frontier feminists or insurrectionists?

When I was 6 years old, my mother and I were robbed at gunpoint by two men looking for cash. One of them placed the gun at...

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »