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Here’s How To Change Your Facebook Profile Pic To Show Your Support For The Women’s March

Considered to be the largest day of protests in American history, the Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017 was an influential, inspiring stand against the continued disregard for equality in the United States. In the months since the march, social media ha…
By Sarah Fielding

Hillary Clinton’s Latest Speech Will Remind You Of Your Power

On Thursday night at a Women's Media Center event, Hillary Clinton accepted the Wonder Woman award, the first and only one of its kind. And during her acceptance speech — which also took place on her birthday — Clinton spoke against the notion that w…
By Monica Busch

Here's How To Help Other Women On International Day Of The Girl

Historically, the basic human rights of girls around the world have been overlooked, and the seeds planted during childhood inform the rest of a person's life for better or worse. If you want to ensure it's for better, here's how to help other women …
By Brandi Neal

The Reason JAY-Z’s Mom Came Out On ‘4:44’ Is Truly Inspiring

JAY-Z's most recent album, 4:44, is far and away his most personal. Released on June 30 — not long after Beyoncé gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir Carter — the 10 tracks address everything from his infidelity to his therapist. "Smile" is one of the re…
By Maitri Mehta

The Way Selena Gomez Views Her Followers Will Make You See Social Media In A More Positive Light

As a part of TIME magazine's "FIRSTS" project, which chronicles 46 women who are changing the world, Selena Gomez was named TIME's "Tastemaker." That title, and her appearance on the project, is tied to Gomez becoming the first person to reach 100 mi…
By Caroline Redmond

The NYC Human Rights Commissioner Stood Up To George W. Bush & She'll Take On Trump, Too

In the last few years, America’s most vulnerable have been hit hard. LGBT Americans are being targeted with bathroom bills, and President Donald Trump announced in July that transgender Americans can no longer serve in the U.S. military. Immigrants h…
By Kelly Tunney

Reese Witherspoon Thinks This One Word Is Holding You Back — And She’s Right

In an essay published by Glamour onTuesday, Reese Witherspoon writes about ambitious women and how they are often received negatively. Witherspoon is obviously a talented actor and producer whose drive continues, despite the struggles she and other w…
By Allyson Koerner

Kesha's Finger Tattoo Delivers Quite A Powerful Message

It's been a tough few years for Kesha. The singer has publicly battled her producer Dr. Luke, seeking to free herself from the professional ties that bound her to a man she alleges raped her. She also dealt with an eating disorder. Well, Kesha just g…
By Amy Sciarretto

Pink's Outfit At The 2017 VMAs Was Just The Beginning Of A Powerful Statement

Pink is known for being the kind of in-your-face, bold pop artist that never apologizes for being exactly who she is. Her prolific career was honored at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, where the artist was given the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguar…
By Amanda Richards

8 Ways To Support All Women In Your Life, Even If You Disagree With Them

No matter what’s happening in the news, it can be truly difficult to get along with people who don’t share your values and political ideologies. With the United States still reeling from the fallout of one of the most divisive presidential elections …
By Elizabeth Enochs

The Way Kesha Wrote “Rainbow” Says It All About The Song’s Emotion

Capping off the emotional roller coaster that's been her life the past few years, Kesha released her newest album, Rainbow, on Friday, and there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. In an essay penned for Refinery29 Kesha reveals she started writin…
By Alexis Rhiannon

This Surprising Benefit Of Gender Equality Should Be A No-Brainer

Gender equality gives a lot of clear advantages to societies that prioritize it. The European Institute for Gender Equality points out, among many other benefits, the greater wealth that comes from more women participating in the economy and better p…
By JR Thorpe

Here’s How You Can Thank Murkowski & Collins For Saving Obamacare

After seven years of trying, and despite constant promises otherwise, Republicans failed at their quest to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate voted down a measure, 51-49, with just three Republicans joining the Democrats to prevent a narrow maj…
By Jon Hecht

Abby Elliott Reveals What It's Really Like To Be A Woman In Comedy Today

If you’re a comedy nerd like me, you definitely remember Abby Elliott for her beloved impressions and characters on her four-season run with Saturday Night Live. On Wednesday, Abby Elliott took over the Bustle App as part of Bustle’s Comedy IRL packa…
By Erika Abdelatif

9 Things Women Don't Owe You

Recently, a female redditor recounted a troubling experience: A man was harassing her at an intersection. She ignored him. So he threw a cup of antifreeze on her windshield. Though scary, the story was not that unusual. Apparently, this needs saying,…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Add Some Advocacy To Your BBQs & Fireworks This July 4th

While the Declaration of Independence says that "all men are created equal," We Won't Wait is spending the July Fourth weekend reminding everyone that we're not quite there yet. The coalition of organizations, which works to advance policies that ben…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

The Women Who Went From 9 to 5 to 9 to Fight

Emiliana Guereca never had an interest in politics, but that all changed when Donald Trump was elected president. So she shifted gears from her life in business and took a stand. Guereca is now the co-director of the Women’s March Los Angeles Foundat…
By Marie Targonski-O'Brien

How This Millennial Woman Hopes To End 50 Years Of GOP Dominance In Her Hometown

Though we're barely halfway through 2017, focus has already turned to the 2018 midterm elections — and Haley Stevens' battle for Michigan's 11th Congressional District is already heating up. Although she's certainly younger than the average member of…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Why The National Women’s Law Center Knew It Had To Sue Betsy DeVos

In her four months in office, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has already racked up her share of critics, who have raised concerns about her qualifications, her support for school choice programs, and her ability to protect LGBTQ students. Now, sh…
By Bronwyn Isaac

Third Wave Fund Is Activating A Generation Of Intersectional Feminists

When Rye Young began interning at Third Wave Fund, he was shocked by the amount of responsibility he was given as a young person just starting out in the field. Today, Young is the director of the nonprofit — and it's that recognition of the value o…
By Alexandra Spychalsky