Picture a farmer. Odds are, you thought of a man. However, women have been working in agriculture for centuries, and they are responsible for some of our greatest innovations. Check out the women we have to thank for farming as it is today, here.
Meet Hilaree Nelson, a Ski Mountaineer sponsored by The North Face.
This fearless mother of two is also one of the most adventurous women in sports today. She discovers and appreciates the Earth through climbing peaks and skiing. Her daring has led her to become the
Anika Rahman, co-founder of the Center for Reproductive Rights, former President & CEO of Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Vice President of Development at the Rainforest Alliance, believes women are the key to solving our environmental woes.
She writes, "I and many others
The planet is changing, and we're behind it. We love this article from NASA on the manifestations of global warming and the earth.
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"The impacts of climate change – droughts, floods, extreme weather, increased incidence of disease, and growing food and water insecurity – disproportionately affect the world’s 1.3 billion poor, the majority of whom are women."
However, "Women are a fundamental engine of growth" for conservation and environmental protection.
Meet Mariya Alexander, an immigrant and woman in comedy, who speaks her truth.
Mariya Alexander is a stand-up comedian and creates podcasts. Check out some of her stand up: here.
Alexander's complicated past inspired her to laugh through some of the toughest times. "I grew up in the
"Comedy is a giant middle finger to oppressive systems and a way to create and connect." Meet Camille Roane.
Camille Roane is a stand-up comic who covers race, feminism, dating and everything in between.
Roane's comedy calling came very recently: "When every well meaning liberal was having
"I think comedy is the most beautiful thing in the world." Meet Vanessa Esperanza.
Vanessa Esperanza does just about everything! Improv, sketch comedy, video, Youtube, situational comedy and her favorite, dark comedy are all par for the course for Esperanza.
Comedy was a way for Esperanza to cope with her
"Comedy is how we begin to work together and change the world for the better." Meet Desiree Staples.
Desiree Staples, a Film/TV and Theater Comedic Actress, Writer, and Producer, recently went to the Cannes Film Festival 2018 where she starred in "LIFE."
Although Staples always wanted to perform, she found