Where Islam Meets Hip-Hop: a Conversation with Amirah Sackett of “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic”

“Strong, beautiful and powerful,” — that’s how Amirah Sackett wants to portray Muslim women through dance, choreography and teaching. She’s well-known for choreographing the work of the “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” (WMDP) dance group. This dance trio explores and embodies Sackett’s female Muslim-American identity by paring traditional Muslim attire with Hip-Hop moves.

The Woman Card Project: A Visual Celebration of Powerful Women

The Woman Card Project is a creative response to Donald Trump’s assertion during the 2016 U.S. presidential race that, “the only thing [Hillary Clinton’s] got going is the woman’s card.” Clinton’s campaign quickly released a woman card of their own for her supporters, which is no longer available for purchase. Maddy Kramer, Senior Art Director at VML Kansas City, came up with her own idea for a creative response celebrating women: an entire deck of cards honoring “important women (or more colloquially: Yas queens)...

“It’s Time for an Intervention.” Edgar Villanueva Has a Message for Philanthropy

We give money its power and create the worldview it functions within, so we also have the power to use it more equitably—as a kind of cultural medicine. That’s the central message in a new book by Edgar Villanueva ... Villanueva considers money to be a type of medicine, referencing an Indigenous view that anything can be medicine, like a place, object, event -- or even a book.

ACLU, U.N. Speak Out Against Bills in 20 States Criminalizing Peaceful Protest

Since the election of Donald Trump, public protests such as the Women’s March, Climate March and the March for Science, have flourished. In response, more than 30 bills spanning 20 states have been introduced in an effort to increase the penalties for peaceful protest, according to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU). Representatives from the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

8 Amazing Early Women Aviators

There have been countless female aviators since 1903, when Aida de Acosta, at 19, took the women’s first solo flight on a dirigible in Paris. This article cannot attempt to honor them all. But in celebration of Women’s History Month, and also Women in Aviation Worldwide Week (March 7–13), let’s look at a few shining stars of female flight. De Laroche was the first woman to receive a pilot’s license in France in 1910. She was the daughter of a plumber, and was a gifted actress, balloonist, engin
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