Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

In the book, “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning,” Lange’s photography is presented with equal weight given to Lange’s intuitive eye for structure and composition, as well as to her burning commitment to social justice.

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist

It is Radycki’s premise that Modersohn-Becker was a “pioneer and groundbreaker,” one of the key early German modernists—the “missing piece in the history of modernist imagery.”

“A Woman of Interest” — Murder in Arizona

On the day that Zimmermann’s divorce was finalized, her husband—who had been missing for five days—was murdered.

Harry Belafonte: Artist and Activist Still on the March

Belafonte said, “Artists have power, the largest power in the universe. The artist is a supreme being, and art is to define our humanity, to encourage.”

“Girls Likes Us” — Rachel Lloyd’s Memoir Illuminates the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Girls Like Us presents a dual story thread. One is Lloyd’s personal narrative; the other is a primer on what trafficked American girls are up against.

“Becoming Ginger Rogers” – How Patrice Tanaka Found Her Joy

Tanaka told me that she had written the book to help others and to communicate the key message, “Pursue your joy with a sense of urgency. Live out full and fiercely today with no regrets.”

Compulsive Shopping – The Closeted Addiction

Cardella alternately describes her purchasing junkets as her escape, her boyfriend, her release, her therapy, and her drug.

Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists

Reading “Click” will help one generation to understand and appreciate what experiences have informed another group of women—with personal histories other than their own.

“The Unheard Truth: Povery and Human Rights”

Khan’s contention is that poverty is a human rights issue, and therefore defending those rights must be at the core of efforts to end poverty.

Marrying George Clooney – Beyond the Blurb

I met Amy Ferris at The Women’s Media Center in 2005. We were part of the start-up team for a new venture founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan.