empowerment

Broadly

How Sexual Assault Affects Survivors Daily

In collaboration with Planned Parenthood, Alexa Lim Haas's short film "Everyday I," which premieres today on Broadly, shows how sexual assault and harassment can impact our everyday lives.
Leila Ettachfini
11.2.18
Black Women Making History

These Black Women Are Building Empowering Spaces in New York City

Visionary creative studio Maroon World's stunning photographs capture five black women who are having a profound impact on their communities.
Amirah Mercer
2.1.18
Rise Up

Festivalgoers Tell Us About Afropunk's Important Social Justice Roots

We were on the ground at Brooklyn's one-of-a-kind festival where music meets activism.
Aaron Barksdale
8.28.17
Music

Facing Death Threats, Afghanistan's First Female Conductor Plays On

“If we are scared and sit at home, we can’t progress and we can’t open the door for others.”
Maija Liuhto
6.16.17
painting

Hyperrealistic Water Nudes Swim for Female Empowerment

We sat down with American painter Reisha Perlmutter to talk about her new series of paintings.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.15.17
marriage

'I'll Cherish Me Forever': The People Choosing to Marry Themselves

The movement of saying "I do" to life-long sologamy is all about embracing the pomp and circumstance of a marriage ceremony while rejecting the “tyranny of coupledom.”
Steven Blum
6.12.17
Animation

The Lost 80s Feminist Animation You've Never Seen

In Thatcher-era Britain, Joanna Quin decided film needed more male strippers and female protagonists. The result was 'Girls Night Out.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
4.29.17
50 states of art

After Getting Sober, An Artist Helps Others Recover Through Creativity | #50StatesofArt

Michael Kalmbach never meant to stay in Delaware. But then he got the opportunity to found an organization helping people with behavioral health disorders find empowerment through the arts.
Michael Kalmbach
4.24.17
Sex

A Look Inside America's First Romance and Erotica-Only Bookstore

Passion! Risk! Zombie Erotica! Two sisters learn just how far they're willing to go to empower women and bring lustful love stories to the masses.
Justin Caffier
3.7.17
Fashion

Vibrators and a Girl Gang Fuse Fashion and Feminism at NYFW

Justin Bieber and Bondage-inspired fashions redraw the lines around feminine sexuality in Namilia’s S/S17 line, ‘You’re Just A Toy.’
Eleanor Lambert
9.15.16
Features

Jamelia Has Slayed Piers Morgan Over the Beyonce Album

"Newsflash honey... It wasn't made for you."
Emma Garland
4.27.16
Travel

Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop

We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, jealousy from male peers, and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
Débora Lopes
8.13.15
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