Remembering Sojourner

On this day 165 years ago, Isabella Baumfree, who is commonly known as Sojourner Truth, delivered a powerful speech that featured a message of equality that still resonates with us today. As a preacher, activist, and feminist abolitionist, Truth spoke …

When a Woman Speaks, We Should Believe Her

When someone shows you who they are, we should believe them. So, it seems illogical that, when over 50 women speak up about the same thing that some still find it difficult to see the larger issues at play.

Today, …

To solve the gender pay gap, look beyond gender

Today marks a symbolic point in the conversation around the pay gap between women and men; Equal Pay Day represents the point in the year when women’s earnings finally catch up with what men earned the year before. Currently, women …

Ms. Foundation on Martha’s Vineyard in August

On August 17 the Ms. Foundation went to Martha’s Vineyard, enjoying a great evening of cocktails and conversations with supporters and die-hard women’s rights activists. The second annual trip also symbolized the conclusion of Ms. Foundation president and CEO Teresa

Beyond Breaking the Silence

by Lyndon Haviland and Teresa C. Younger

Breaking the Silence is a catalytic moment in the emerging movement to end child sexual abuse. We must leverage the momentum of this film and go beyond conversation and into action.

In recent …

Unequal Justice

Unequal Justice

You could hear her cry for her mother as the police officer slammed her to the ground, with his knee firmly planted in her back. She was only 14 — celebrating the end of the school year — …