Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service.

Partners in Health wants to rebuild entire countries’ medical systems, and bring health care to some of the poorest people on earth. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/ophelia-dahls-national-health-service?mbid=nl_Weekly%20121117&CNDID=49341985&spMailingID=12541660&spUserID=MTg2MTUwMzg1OTA4S0&spJobID=1301049067&spReportId=MTMwMTA0OTA2NwS2

7 inspiring, badass women.

Lilian Bland in her plane

You may not have heard of them, but these women defied convention and set their own paths.

Once you start learning about women’s history, you realize that we’re living in a golden time for women’s freedom and rights.

As Ellen Burstyn details in her candid and heartbreaking interview with Anna Sale for the Death, Sex & Money podcast, after Burstyn’s husband was placed in a mental hospital, she wasn’t allowed to transfer the couple’s car insurance to her name — even though her husband was incapacitated. Harvard didn’t admit women until 1977, and Columbia sent women to Barnard instead until 1981. It wasn’t until 1973 that women in all 50 states could serve on juries, and it was the 1970s before many of the last laws changed. Now women can own property, have their own credit cards and yes, even have car insurance in their own names. It’s amazing to think that women haven’t even been able to vote for 100 years yet. http://mnatu.re/2r2YH57

Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Brings Hijabs And Feminism To City Walls.

A woman in a purple hijab sits playing the piano, a tear rolling down her cheek. She plays her solitary tune amongst a sea of blue skyscrapers, soaring above the cars that zoom beneath her unnoticed. This subject already wears her contradictions proudly — she is strong, she is vulnerable, she is graceful, creative, separate, sad. And yet, at least it seems, she calls out to no one, content to sit with her feelings and express herself creatively, freely, in peace. Read more at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/afghanistans-first-female-street-artist_us_56c26fd5e4b0b40245c79f3c

VIDEO: These amazing women all went beyond the call of duty in their fight for freedom.

10 badass women of WWII. Watch video here https://www.facebook.com/INSH/videos/1443437675738833/

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Models Leadership For Women The World Over.

Over the last week, many witnessed a strong yet little known female leader show what true leadership is all about: serving others before one self. As Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico refused to engage in a petty squabble with Trump, who had derided her leadership over Twitter in the wake of Hurricane Maria, she won the admiration of many who sympathized with her plight and felt appalled by her treatment. Read more at https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2017/10/02/fierce-and-feminine-mayor-carmen-yulin-cruz-role-models-leadership-for-women-the-world-over/&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=ViEWS+Alerts&refURL=https://www.facebook.com/&referrer=https://www.facebook.com/#76616c657269

Trump called San Juan’s mayor a weak leader. Here’s what her leadership looks like.

Cruz hugs a resident of a seniors home after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. (Thais Llorca/European Pressphoto Agency-EFE). When Hurricane Maria destroyed the infrastructure of Puerto Rico, it turned the mayor of its capital city into a spokeswoman for a stranded people. Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto told the world of the “horror” she was seeing as she waded through San Juan’s flooded streets. And the desperation on the island, parts of which may remain without power for months. Until then, Cruz had not been a well-known politician outside the island. But after she criticized Washington’s response to the hurricane this week — “save us from dying,” she pleaded on cable network — President Trump took direct aim at her on Twitter. Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/30/trump-called-san-juans-mayor-a-weak-leader-heres-what-her-leadership-looks-like/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.4835c8c18cff