Women in jails are the fastest growing incarcerated population in the United States. Three women who served time share their firsthand prison stories with Salon. Topeka K. Sam, Vanee Sykes and Ashley Sowells opened up to Salon about the traumas they witnessed and experienced, while incarcerated and after release.
Don't Teach Your Girls to "Lean In", says Leadership Expert Rachel Simmons
“It’s not all about standing up for yourself and being strong,” author and leadership expert Rachel Simmons, who studies adolescent girls, admitted on “Salon Talks.” In her latest book, “Enough As She Is,” the New York Times best-selling author discusses overcoming the impossible standards of success that have been set for young women.
The Vagina Monologues Turns Twenty
Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s landmark and award-winning female-empowerment play “The Vagina Monologues” began and sparked a global movement, “V Day,” an effort focused on ending violence against women and girls and celebrated on Valentine’s Day. “The Vagina Monologues,” which is at turns sad, disturbing, and also funny, has been translated into 48 languages and performed in 140 countries. The women who perform it all over the world feel a powerful connection to the material, including three of the actors who are performing the show in New York, Vicky Kuperman, Vanessa Hollingshead and Gina Savage. They stopped by Salon to share their personal experiences with the subject matter, including extremely personal revelations about sexual abuse.