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Leaving Silence Behind: How I Overcame Stigma From Racism & AIDS By Telling My Story

Leaving Silence Behind: How I Overcame Stigma From Racism & AIDS By Telling My Story

By Elena Schwolsky I shifted nervously in my metal folding chair. The harsh fluorescent lights of the church basement magnified my discomfort. I was attending my first meeting of a […]

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How Female Protagonists in the Gaming Industry Have Been Instrumental in Breaking Barriers

Over the last few years, and as a result of social changes, the role of women within many different sectors has grown increasingly influential. While female participation in sport, for […]

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Renata’s Iconic ‘Big Little Lies’ Finale Scene Is Every Woman In 2019 — And Twitter Took Note

Renata’s Iconic ‘Big Little Lies’ Finale Scene Is Every Woman In 2019 — And Twitter Took Note

By Liv McConnell for Fairygodboss For fans of “Big Little Lies,” the end to the series’ second (and possibly final) season on Sunday night was bittersweet. We’ll miss our weekly […]

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Is Hollywood Becoming More Supportive Of Female Filmmakers?

Is Hollywood Becoming More Supportive Of Female Filmmakers?

By Jori Hamilton In the history of the Academy Awards, only one woman has ever won the Oscar for “Best Director.” In 2010, Kathhryn Bigelow won the award for her […]

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Female Role Models To Look Out For On The Big Screen

Times are changing in Hollywood, and women continue to break through the barriers which once held great actresses back or refined them to typecast roles. In recent years and in […]

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FEMINIST FRIDAY: Nike’s New Documentary Showing How Soccer Empowers Girls Around The World

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Nike’s New Documentary Showing How Soccer Empowers Girls Around The World

Welcome to another Feminist Friday column! That part of our week where we get to depart from our regular programming and fangirl over our fave video content of the week. […]

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider video game character

Revolutionary Or Underwhelming? The Impact Of Lara Croft On Gaming Culture And Beyond

From the moment that she first appeared on our gaming screens, Lara Croft captivated a wide fanbase of players who were immediately hooked by the franchise. As one of the […]

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Cover of 'Women In Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play' book by Meagan Marie

The Problem With Gaming: The Outdated Insights Industry Bosses Are Using To Curtail Diversity

For the non-computer-game-players among us, mention a ‘gamer’ and an all too familiar stereotype might spring to mind. Traditionally, avid computer game fans are imagined as young, white and male […]

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FEMINIST FRIDAY: Podcasts On Parenting With Disabilities, Black Maternal Health & The Motherhood Gap

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Podcasts On Parenting With Disabilities, Black Maternal Health & The Motherhood Gap

Welcome to another Feminist Friday column – that part of our week where we share a handful of our fave videos and pieces of content we can’t get enough of […]

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Author & Lawyer Revisits 30-Year-Old Assault That Shaped Her Life In More Ways Than One, In New Book.

Author & Lawyer Revisits 30-Year-Old Assault That Shaped Her Life In More Ways Than One, In New Book.

[TW: PTSD, sexual assault, trauma] Why does the body remember what the mind tries so desperately to forget? Author and lawyer Karen Stefano begins to answer this question in her […]

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I’ll Be Boycotting the Ted Bundy Movie Because There’s Enough Violence Against Women IRL

I’ll Be Boycotting the Ted Bundy Movie Because There’s Enough Violence Against Women IRL

By Una Dabiero for Fairygodboss You know what I really love? A good horror movie. Nothing gets me like a thriller. I’m the kind of person that got mad when […]

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Grammys 2019: Does The Rise Of Female Nominees Indicate The Gender Gap In Music Is Finally Shrinking?

Grammys 2019: Does The Rise Of Female Nominees Indicate The Gender Gap In Music Is Finally Shrinking?

At first glance, the music world is a democratic arena: men and women tend to enjoy the same levels of success. After all, the likes of Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and […]

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Why Education Is A Crucial Ingredient In The Global Empowerment Of Women

Why Education Is A Crucial Ingredient In The Global Empowerment Of Women

By Fazreen Razeek “If you educate a man you educate an individual; however, if you educate a woman you educate a whole nation.” – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru We live in […]

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Short Film Follows The Work Of The Jane Collective, Helping Women Access Safe Abortion In 1969

Short Film Follows The Work Of The Jane Collective, Helping Women Access Safe Abortion In 1969

If you have been paying attention to the news, there is a lot of talk about abortion in the US right now. With an increasingly right-wing government and judicial system, […]

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My Love Letter To The Netflix Film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

My Love Letter To The Netflix Film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

By Madison Baker [Note: Spoilers for the Netflix film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” ahead!] I never thought I’d be writing a love letter to a teenage romantic […]