For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.Â Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!Â That’s the idea behind this new feature.
Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.Â To do this I need your help too.Â Link up posts that you have about women.Â It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.
I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.
Around the Internet
The 104-Year-Old Street Artist Who Yarn Bombed Her Town
“Grace Brett might be the oldest living street artist in the world. The 104-year-old grandmother of six is a member of a knitting club known as the â€œSouter Stormers,â€ who recently yarn-bombed the towns of Selkirk, Ettrickbridge, and Yarrow in Scotland.”
Drive for women’s empowerment: Mumbai’s all female taxi firm
“The all-female Priyardarshini Taxi Service was set up in Mumbai in 2008 by the social entrepreneur Susieben Shah, who wanted to support womenâ€™s economic empowerment in India.”
#SmartGirlsAsk Challenges Red-Carpet Sexism at Emmys
“Are you tired of sexist interview questions? Itâ€™s an irritating, yet persistent habit of Hollywood to give male actors interesting and relevant questions while women are asked about their makeup and dietary choices. Amy Poehlerâ€™s #SmartGirlsAsk campaign asked Twitter for some thoughtful questions, and brought them to the Emmy awards.”
Women Sweep 2015 Ignatz Awards at This Yearâ€™s Small Press Expo
“How rad is this: this yearâ€™s Ignatz Awards were swept by female creators in every category. For those of you who donâ€™t know, the Ignatz Awards are awards given to comics creators in recognition of their achievements within small press or creator owned comics”
Interesting post! I hope I’m that active at 104. Maybe I should learn to knit 🙂