women's history month

9 Historical Fiction Books About Incredible Women

Women's History Month might be winding down, but Bustle's love for women in literature never does. That's why I've got this list of historical fiction books about incredible women. Inspired by real-life heroines, these stories will remind you just ho…
By Sadie Trombetta

This Female Scientist Has Some Great Advice

This March, to celebrate the glory of Women's History Month in the best way we know how, Bustle is featuring not only women from the past, but women who are making history now. And one woman who's definitely in that category — and should enter into y…
By JR Thorpe

Kamala Harris Believes Every Issue Is A Women's Issue

After a successful Senate campaign that earned endorsements from the likes of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, California Sen. Kamala Harris is quickly becoming a household name. Before winning her seat in 2016, Harris had a lengthy legal career: She serv…
By Elizabeth Strassner

8 Women of Color On Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is typically lauded as an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history. But whose history are we championing, exactly? As a young brown girl growing up in the Heartland, the women’s history I was taught in th…
By Mekita Rivas

Finally, Sexist 1950s Ads Put To Good Use

You've definitely heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. So why has no one ever thought to combat sexism using that axiom? Enter Kamie Crawford and Nicholas Ferroni, a pair of activists armed only with some terrible old advertisements and a …
By Lani Seelinger

I Live In A Country Where Abortion Is Illegal

I live in a country where abortion is illegal. I live in Ireland, a country that is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of international companies who choose it for its lower taxes and its high quality of life. I live in a country that is considered …
By Veruska Anconitano

These 9 Memoirs Will Inspire You To Resist

Change cannot happen without hope, but when every day brings with it a new story about the rapidly alarming realities of life in Trump's America — 24 million people are at risk of losing their health insurance, acts of violence and anti-Semitism is …
By Sadie Trombetta

Inspiring Nonfiction About Female Space Pioneers

The Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures has done a fantastic job of reminding us all that white men aren’t the only heroes of the space age. Over the decades, and even centuries, women have played a crucial role in many incredible celestial d…
By Stephanie Topacio Long

These Netflix Titles Are Feminist Masterpieces

It is National Women's History Month, and as such, I think it's only right and reasonable that in between killing it as work and hanging out with the women you are inspired by (colloquially known as "your friends"), you watch as many feminist masterp…
By Allie Gemmill

A Women's History Museum Is Coming To NYC

It's here! The nation's first museum dedicated to women in American history is opening in New York City this spring, and it won't be the last. Brought to us by (and sharing a building with) the New York Historical Society, the Center for Women's Hist…
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Which Badass Woman In History Are You?

By Celia Darrough & Mary Blount

Women's History Month Needs To Be Intersectional

The first Girl Scouts meeting to ever take place occurred in Savannah, GA on March 12, 1912. Juliette Gordon Low was 51 years old at the time, and she brought together 18 girls in her hometown to enjoy the great outdoors as well as inspire one anothe…
By Gina M. Florio

11 Quotes About Women Supporting Women

One of the things I find most inspiring is women openly supporting and lifting each other up. With so many obstacles on the road to gender equality, we don't need to create another one by getting in our own way — despite our culture's nasty habit of…
By Brandi Neal

These Girls Scouts Slay Dressed As Iconic Women

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor women’s countless historic achievements and celebrate those who fought and continue to fight for women’s equality. To commemorate the occasion, Girls Scouts of the USA teamed up with Toddlewood to photo…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How 'Hamilton' Honored International Women's Day

You may have heard of the amazing ways people showed support for women's rights yesterday, but the cast of Hamilton honored International Women's Day by doing something truly awesome. Because you needed another reason to love Hamilton, right? OK, ho…
By Lea Rose Emery

Meet Your New Hero, The "Fearless Girl" Statue

The night before International Women’s Day, a new fighter for women’s equality appeared in New York: The “Fearless Girl” statue, a bronze girl facing down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull.” Put in place in honor of a day when women around the coun…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

15 Female-Owned Beauty Brands To Support

At first glance, it may seem like women run the beauty industry. We are by far the largest consumer base, have the highest purchasing powe, and are lucky enough get the best smelling products. But just because the ladies are the ones doing the buyin…
By Zoe Weiner

11 Companies Donating To Women's Charities For IWD

Friendly reminder: International Women's Day is on March 8, and it's the perfect reminder to put your hard-earned dollars toward products and companies that put their hard-earned dollars toward women's organizations. It's worth noting that supportin…
By Alexa Tucker

How To Make Women's History Month Intersectional

The month of March is dedicated to celebrating the iconic achievements of incredible women, and the strength and impact they have brought to our society. It’s an incredible time to reflect on why women are so incredibly important. However, I think it…
By Kiersten Hickman

Feminist Donation Subscriptions To Sign Up For

If you are super motivated to make a huge difference this month in honor of Women’s History Month in March — as well as International Women’s Day on Mar. 8 — then I am very proud. Giving back and making a difference matters. But, what's even better i…
By Kiersten Hickman