feminism

feminism

BY Krista Tippett August 01, 2016

On the Becoming Wise podcast, feminist playwright Eve Ensler speaks of the affirming physicality of our bodies, and of finding true contentment in the lives we already lead.

BY Sarah Smarsh July 26, 2016

It is a privilege to feel that this is a time of unusual turmoil. Sarah Smarsh points at our responsibility in this revelatory moment: not just to look at the injustice we live amidst, but to act on what we see.

BY Trent Gilliss June 14, 2016

Writings on transcending social, psychological, and physical boundaries, and coming together in deeper connection with ourselves and each other.

BY Courtney E. Martin June 10, 2016

Sometimes our wildest dreams are not for ourselves, but for those we love. Courtney Martin pens a powerful message of hope for her daughters' future, and for the future of women in the world.

BY Trent Gilliss June 07, 2016

Physical presence and inner life are more integrated than we might imagine. Meditations on how we move through stress, our relationship with the body, and making meaning in the rhythms of everyday life.

BY Courtney E. Martin June 03, 2016

For Courtney Martin feminism is a living, breathing thing. But in an age of gloss and soundbites, how can the movement remain inclusive and sustain its influence?

BY Jane Gross May 31, 2016

Shows like Mad Men and Masters of Sex depict workplaces of the 60s — and a world that seems utterly foreign to modern eyes. Yet, Jane Gross argues, the challenges women face in the workplace have not gone away, merely shifted.

BY Elissa Altman May 28, 2016

To write is to bare your soul to a critical world. A writer reflects on the bravery to reject shame and pursue the creative crafts.

BY Trent Gilliss May 18, 2016

Behold! A sneak preview of Creating Our Own Lives, an exciting, new addition to our portfolio of podcasts! Plus, our executive editor selects some of the most intriguing reads on female sex positivity, evolving definitions of motherhood, democracy's doctors, and the cultural treasures binding us together.

BY Courtney E. Martin April 15, 2016

How do we navigate the fluid dynamics of sex, gender, and identity in our children when we are drawn to the comfort of binaries? Pregnant with her second child, our columnist wonders out loud about her own inclinations and attachments while raising children.

BY Omid Safi July 16, 2015

The recent success of Serena Williams and the U.S. women's soccer team in the World Cup is a beacon of light. It's also a reminder that we have a long way to go in recognizing the roles of half our population in sport and religion.

BY Mia Birdsong May 29, 2015

A mother reflects on curating an updated library of children's literature for her daughter to read — one that speaks to "the full spectrum of brown and black folks to mitigate the future onslaught of ubiquitous whiteness" and people she could imagine being.

BY Shannon Lynch December 13, 2014

After hearing Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on the radio, a middle-aged woman from the Midwest reflects on her own life and the courage to choose hope in the face of despair.

BY Trent Gilliss October 09, 2014

Highlights of some of the most heartening work our executive editor has read this past week, including Tara Mohr's advice to women on taking in criticism, seeing the sacred in the mundane, engaging our prophets, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into photos we chose.

BY Trent Gilliss October 02, 2014

Our executive editor's weekly missive: a season of autumn invitations, a thoughtful essay on male friendship, confessions of an accidental feminist, a joyful contemplation on being Mormon in the modern world, and an unexpected moment of generosity.

BY Lily Percy September 26, 2014

Emma Watson's challenging and inspirational speech creates an opening for our senior producer to reflect, reframe, and reclaim her sense of feminism.

BY Courtney E. Martin August 01, 2014

Rather than being defined by what she's not, Courtney Martin offers a more complex perspective from a new generation of seekers. An introduction to our new weekly columnist who will offer fresh ways of looking at "the burden and joy of trying to understand how to be a good human."

BY Trent Gilliss April 07, 2014

Our executive editor Trent Gilliss brings you his weekly column on articles worth reading, visuals worth seeing, music worth hearing. Including a remarkable story of curiosity and persistence, a mesmerizing rumination on Dante's Purgatorio, lessons to live by from Bertrand Russell, and some poetic twitterings with artist Dario Robleto.

BY Kevin Douglas Grant February 03, 2014

Rather than leave her Orthodox tradition, Tova Hartman creates a community that acknowledges the "feminine side of prayer" and the difference of others.

BY Lily Percy January 04, 2014

Nicole Holofcener's film is funny, raw, and intimate — and it does what very few films do: it gets women right.

BY Trent Gilliss December 12, 2013

Watch a recording of our live video stream with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The topic: nonviolence and how social change happens. A riveting hour story and substance.

BY March 08, 2013

On International Women's Day, an exploration of notions of womanhood through the great lyrical voices of Rilke, Whitman, and de Chardin in remembrance of the writer's mother.

BY January 15, 2013

Two hijab-wearing rappers dispel some misconceptions around gender + Islam while making music with a wide appeal.

BY September 13, 2012

A joyful lamentation over sealed spaces and the lessons Rosh Hashanah — and the High Holy Days — teaches when we have access to the gifts of our natural environment.

BY May 29, 2012

“I would never have guessed in a million years that my hijab would have led me to fencing, to a sport, but also that I would have grown to love this sport so much. It’s so much a part of who I am; I can’t even imagine life without it.”
~Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic hopeful in fencing

Great article reminding us that Muslim sportswomen are changing perceptions and rules in sport and in society at large.

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