"Clooney is Murad’s lawyer, and the two women are working to bring the leaders of IS before an international court for inflicting genocide on the Yazidis. The story of their campaign is an extraordinary one: a tale of pious savagery pitted against truth, law and the soft power of celebrity."
Women rose up around the globe yesterday for International Women's Day. We protested violence against women; restrictions on reproductive rights, the right to divorce, and even basic political rights. Take a look at scenes from around the world on Upworthy.
"The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace."
"Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full of hope? Where are you, wise women covered in wounds? Where are you?"
How did they do it and we couldn't, American women ask. The extraordinary story of how President Sirleaf transformed herself from an abused wife into a towering Presidential figure, and how Liberian women saw a woman as the only deliverance from the past of a horrific war.
..."as long as men are taken seriously when they write about the female half of the world - and women are not taken seriously when writing about ourselves, much less about men and public affairs - the list of Great Authors will be more about power than talent, more about opinion than experience." Gloria Steinem's thoughtful commentary about how Hollywood's bias, and ours, about movies means we are all missing out.
Extraordinary photographs of immigrants to the US at the turn of the 20th century in their native dress, reminding us that we are all immigrants, and that we all have extraordinary traditions of native dress in our lineage. Would that we could all dress like this again.
Looking for a way to have a positive impact south of the border? One of the benefits of our work with Catrinka is that we have gotten to know lots of amazing brands that directly employ and support Mexican artisans. Best of all, some of them even ship to retail customers in the US.
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