Literary Girls: Flavia de Luce (Flavia de Luce books)

In our “Literary Girls” series we have discussed many amazing, inspiring heroines from books we cherished while growing up. Flavia de Luce has appeared on the scene more recently, as the first novel she was featured in was released in 2009, but this brilliant girl...

Mythological Girls: Iphigenia

The Trojan War cycle of Greek mythology has given our culture many notable tragic heroes and heroines. One whose story has continued to resonate is the princess Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. According to myth Iphigenia’s father, the Greek leader...

Redefining the Bikini Body

Do you ever hesitate to put on a swimsuit because you are afraid of how your body will look in it, especially a bikini? These fears are not stopping Isa-Bella Leclair. The nineteen-year old Canadian student was born with Parkes Weber Syndrome, a rare genetic condition...

Breaking barriers in toe shoes

My goal has always been to be a principal dancer with ABT [American Ballet Theater]. Before I knew that there’d never been a black woman that was always my goal. I wanted to dance “Odette-Odile” and Kitri in Don Quixote and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty....

(Guerilla) Girls in Museums

Do you ever dream of having your name appear in an art museum text panel? What if you had to be naked to make it happen? That is a question that drives the Guerilla Girls, a group of feminist artists known for the gorilla masks they wear to remain anonymous, and this...

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