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My Husband Doesn’t Want Me to Be a Firefighter

I always dreamed of helping people, but I put it all on hold to raise my kids. Now that I've found my calling, I'm facing upheaval at home.

How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation

While legions of men toiled in WWI, 15,000 women set out to solve the food crisis. But that wasn't their only goal.

My Perfect Pictures and the Pain Behind Them

As an actress and model, I presented whatever the world wanted me to be. But there was so much more to my story.

Meet the Women Fighting One of the World’s Most Oppressive Anti-Abortion Laws

In El Salvador, all abortion is illegal and women have been imprisoned after miscarriages and stillbirths. These bold activists are taking on the system.

How It Feels to Be the Biggest Woman at a Clothing Swap

Great, actually.

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.

This Trailblazing Feminist Was the First Woman in the New World to Demand 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.