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By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described […]

Olya Melen, Ukraine Environmental attorney Olya Melen is a firebrand attorney who used legal channels to halt construction of a massive canal that would have cut through the heart of the Danube Delta, one of the world’s most valuable wetlands, […]

Amrita Devi, India Founder of the Shipko Movement in defense against deforestation Amrita Devi organized a large group of peasants from 84 villages in Rajasthan in an effort to protect the forests from being felled on the orders of the […]

I have always believed that if it is at all possible to save our planet Earth from the destruction that we have wreaked upon Her, that if it isn’t already too late, then it is we — women of a […]

There is a story about Sir Gawain and Lady Ragnell which expresses the heart of sovereignty well. Sir Gawain must decide whether he wants Lady Ragnell to remain beautiful by day and ugly by night, or the other way around. He […]

If the name Julia Ward Howe is familiar at all today, it is as the writer of the American anthem “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” But she was famous in her lifetime as poet, essayist, lecturer, biographer, and social […]

Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the challenge. Take it on! Be a […]

It is so damn easy to feel depressed, frustrated and disillusioned right now. In light of the widespread oppression, manipulation, intimidation that surrounds us today, we need to say something. There are signs everywhere in the subways of New York […]

  NR: Can you tell us more about response-ability? DH: Response-ability is the willingness to encounter each person, situation, event, and emotion with an open heart and an open mind, so that we can respond to the needs of others […]

by Leslene della Madre Look up, they said. Look up. See the man in the moon? I looked up. I didn’t see any man in the moon. Why did they all act like there was a man in the moon? […]