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Past articles by Isis:


President Trump, will you be watching Samantha Bee’s alt-White House correspondents’ dinner?

Bee has a reputation for calling politicians out for sexism and a lack of commitment to the advancement of women around the world, to say the least. So her alt-WHCD is sure to be heavy on the women's rights. → Read More


President Trump, what do you think is the benefit of defunding Planned Parenthood?

President Donald Trump has made defunding Planned Parenthood a goal for his administration. We're wondering what he's hoping to accomplish. → Read More


President Trump, what are your plans for the Office of Global Women's Issues?

As Across Women's Lives has reported in the past, when women and girls are taken into account and brought in to lead peace talks, are included in policing efforts, and are allowed to make and influence policy, the world is a safer place — for everyone. And for the past eight years, the US government has made this approach a priority, with the Office of Global Women's Issues leading the charge.… → Read More


One way to escape the tyranny of gendered languages: Emojis

It's not that traditional emojis haven't represented women — they have — just in some of the most gender-traditional ways possible. But now that's changing, with emojis finally representing all the roles women do fill in our society. → Read More


This 23-year-old woman just opened India's first rehab clinic for acid attack survivors

The groundbreaking New Delhi center supports survivors medically, legally, emotionally and financially. → Read More


US women's team files wage discrimination act against US Soccer

"It's about equal rights," says Hope Solo. → Read More


Rap duo Krudas Cubensi gives queer Afro-Cubans a voice

"We invite people to liberate themselves, to respect themselves. We don't want your pity. We're people with a lot of power within our bodies, our lives, and we are very valuable." → Read More


How his 90s Norteño-electronica collective influenced Tijuana of today

Roberto Mendoza has been in the trenches of Tijuana's cultural evolution over the past few decades. → Read More


She's 23. Here's why she's biking around the world.

"So far I have learned this much: Slow is beautiful. Slow down," says Devi Lockwood. "I think that North Americans are exceptional at being in a rush." → Read More


How you can help: Groups doing important work for women, their communities and the environment

Whether the issue is water pollution, drought, microcephaly, or community displacement, women and girls are leading the fight. → Read More


How this century-old photo inspired Colombia's 1st Oscar-nominated film

"It's of an explorer, and he's sitting on a little bench in Colombia's Amazon. His clothing is worn. His hat is torn. He's barefoot," explains anthropologist Ignacio Prieto. "This image fascinated me." → Read More


In Prague, two new mothers harnessed the power of play and started a business

Two mothers in the Czech Republic are making handbags and cases that are locally sourced. → Read More


Faye Orlove finds 'goddesses' among celebrities — and enshrines them in her art

Hollywood-based illustrator and director Faye Orlove explains why she's a self-starter. → Read More


Satirical ad agency Jane Street believes your vagina makes you a prime candidate for empowerment

We spoke to the female creative behind the pinkwashing takedown, Jane Street. → Read More


Ei Ei Khin's seed bombs are for the bees

A San Francisco entrepreneur hopes to plant a billion wildflowers. → Read More


For Brooklyn metal worker Mia Anter, 'feeling around in the dark' is part of the process

Born in Miami to a Cuban mother and a Turkish father, this fiery little Brooklynite is a restless maker with whimsical taste. → Read More


Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu's sustainable shoes are lifting up her Addis Ababa community

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu makes shoes — and not just any. → Read More


#SheMadeIt: Women are making cool stuff, worldwide

Our week-long She Made It project will feature a different product made and sold by a different woman, who we'll interview each day. Nominate your favorite female maker! → Read More

Gender Avenger Wants You to Report All-Male SXSW Panels With Its Simple App

Hashtag gender equality. → Read More

This App Makes Your Phone Buzz When You Approach Places Where Women Made History

Nominate your favorite female historical figure to be featured on this Google-powered map app. → Read More