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Drawing from the City: Exquisite Indian Folk Art Meets Women’s Empowerment
Drawing from the City: Exquisite Indian Folk Art Meets Women’s Empowerment

One self-taught artist’s journey from poverty to imaginative reinvention.

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The Good Girls Revolt: The Untold Story of the 1970 Lawsuit That Changed the Modern Workplace
The Good Girls Revolt: The Untold Story of the 1970 Lawsuit That Changed the Modern Workplace

How the first sex-discrimination lawsuit in the history of media shaped the modern workplace.

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The First Feminist Film (1922)
The First Feminist Film (1922)

A woman, a gun, and a practical joke gone awry.

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Women Are Heroes: A Global Portrait of Strength in Hardship by French Guerrilla Artist-Activist JR
Women Are Heroes: A Global Portrait of Strength in Hardship by French Guerrilla Artist-Activist JR

Poignant and powerful portraits of physical and emotional survival amidst atrocity.

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Minimalist Posters Celebrating Six Pioneering Women in Science
Minimalist Posters Celebrating Six Pioneering Women in Science

One designer’s homage to Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Grace Hopper, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride.

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Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death
Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

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A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors
A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors

“I was discovering a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she barely outgrew, a person on the edge between two worlds.”

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Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women
Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women

Exploring gender identity and cultural disposition through rare archival images from 1800-1980.

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