“Do you have a problem with blood?” “No,” I lied. “Great, I have a woman coming tomorrow at 10 am.” That simple exchange left me a changed woman. I was 22 years old and traveling alone in Mexico. I came to stay with a French-Canadian documentary filmmaker and his Mexican doctor wife, whom I'd met...Read more
“Do you have a problem with blood?” “No,” I lied. “Great, I have a woman coming tomorrow at 10 am.” That simple exchange left me a changed woman. I was 22 years old and traveling alone in Mexico. I came to stay with a French-Canadian documentary filmmaker and his Mexican doctor wife, whom I'd met...Read more
Although I have never met Ashley Judd, I've been fortunate to hear her message of empowerment and self-worth. For me, this message couldn't have come at a better time. This has been a difficult year for me. A month before I was supposed to make the trying transition into college, I developed a...Read more
Although I have never met Ashley Judd, I've been fortunate to hear her message of empowerment and self-worth. For me, this message couldn't have come at a better time. This has been a difficult year for me. A month before I was supposed to make the trying transition into college, I developed a...Read more
Preparing to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt made her way to the organization’s imposing new headquarters on Manhattan’s East Side. The occasion on March 27, 1958, was a small, scarcely noticed ceremony to release a...Read more
Preparing to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt made her way to the organization’s imposing new headquarters on Manhattan’s East Side. The occasion on March 27, 1958, was a small, scarcely noticed ceremony to release a...Read more
Evelyn Roquel is a family planning educator at WINGS. She spends her days traveling around small villages in central Guatemala conducting educational workshops on reproductive health and family planning. Evelyn provides individual counseling to women about their reproductive rights and tells them...Read more
Evelyn Roquel is a family planning educator at WINGS. She spends her days traveling around small villages in central Guatemala conducting educational workshops on reproductive health and family planning. Evelyn provides individual counseling to women about their reproductive rights and tells them...Read more
It is critical for people around the world to stop and take a moment to honor the women in their lives. So many inspiring women and girls have crossed my path since I took my job at World Pulse —almost 12,000!—but I would like to honor one young woman in particular: my dear friend Abigail Burg...Read more
“This book is about the intellectual traditions of Mesoamerican women,” explains Paloma Martinez-Cruz in the opening lines of Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. To Anahuac . A young Chicana college professor, Martinez-Cruz has written a captivating personal narrative that...Read more