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Conjuring Up a Career with One of NYC’s Only Female Magicians

In a world where women are often the "lovely assistant," Tanya Solomon takes charge by making her own magic.

368 Years Before Hillary, This Trailblazing Feminist Demanded Her Right to Vote

In Margaret Brent’s day, women were supposed to be seen and not heard. That didn’t stop her from taking on the system.

How to Mourn a Sexually Abusive Father

I'd wanted him dead for years, but that didn't stop me from grieving.

The Women in My Family Had to Be Good With Money

How my mother, grandmother and I saved, schemed and sacrificed to gain independence from our controlling husbands.

I Survived the Razor Blade

After enduring genital mutilation, a determined young woman finds her voice — in a beauty pageant.

Capturing the Overwhelming and Inspiring Reality of Working Moms in 2016

Spitting Verse and Slamming Barriers

A groundbreaking team of female poets shakes up the often male-dominated world of competitive poetry.

New York’s Women of Steel

The Woman Who Played With Fire

Sophy Medina conquered boot camp and mastered the Marine Corps. Now she faces her toughest challenge yet: breaking into the white- and male-dominated New York City Fire Department.