I'm a New York-based writer, editor and multimedia journalist. I write features on women, culture, teens & trends for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Cosmo, The Daily Beast & others. I'm also a contributing editor for Sheryl Sandberg's women's org, Lean In. Past Lives: Executive Editor of TUMBLR, Senior Editor at NEWSWEEK.
Also: Buzzfeed: 44 Stock Photos to Change How We Look at Women NY Mag: The Curator of Lean In/Getty’s Feminist Stock Photos Jezebel: Lean In & Getty Aim to Diversity Stock Photos Businessweek: Making Stock Photos Less Sexist NY Times: Changing Women’s Portrayal in Stock Photos
“One of the things ugly selfies do for girls is strip the conventional approaches to ‘prettiness.’ It’s a reminder that your face has other avenues of expression. That it doesn’t necessarily have to be rooted in attractiveness.”
My latest — on girls, ugly selfies, and rejecting conventional beauty standards. Featuring the always-trend-setting Ruby Karp.
Finally! An end to… women climbing ladders (literally), high heels crushing tiny men, power suits in boxing gloves and babies in briefcases. Introducing the Lean In Collection – a library of 2,500 stock photos devoted to strong, badass, authentic images of women, girls and families. My latest project for LeanIn.Org, in partnership with Getty Images.
We’re teaming up with ESPN for a live Lean In Q&A with former U.S. Women’s Soccer Team stars Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain — and we want your help. What do you want to know from these soccer greats? Submit your questions, or leave us a comment on Tumblr.
And then tune in on Monday to LeanIn.Org and ESPN.com, where we’ll be live-streaming the interview.
I’m moderating this on Monday. Submit your qs! And tune in.
Nylon Stockings During WWII Silk or nylon stockings were in extremely short supply by the summer of 1942, despite the presence of American GI’s In Britain who could sometimes get hold of stockings from the US. Most women had to find ingenious methods of dressing their legs.
These pictures show a woman drawing in the seam-line on “Makeup” stockings with a device made from a screw driver handle, bicycle leg clip, and an eyebrow pencil, 1942. (source: Bettman/Corbis)