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Celebrate International Women’s Day With Stories About Women Around the World

Celebrate International Women’s Day With Stories About Women Around the World

During Women’s History Month, Culture Trip celebrates groundbreaking women around the world, from one of the youngest British women to climb Mount Everest to a renegade filmmaker in Pakistan to the overlooked female artists of Bauhaus. Learn about all of the incredible women, past and present, who’ve helped shape a brighter future for women and girls everywhere in our collection of 16 stories honoring International Women’s Day.

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Meet Seven Women Changing the World for Good in 2019

Who runs the world? Meet seven influential women whose important work in film, business, advocacy and beyond positively affects women within their own communities, and the world.

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Women of the Bauhaus: Forgotten Female Pioneers of the Modern Movement

Women have long been written out of the Bauhaus narrative, with Germany’s world-famous Modern art school typically associated with a handful of famous men. As 2019 marks the institution’s centenary, it’s time to understand the role women played in shaping the course of Modern design and put them back in the spotlight.

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11 Global Cities Primed for Female Solo Travelers in 2019

Solo travel is on the rise, especially among millennial females. Culture Trip combined user data with staff insights to create a definitive travel wishlist of the best places to travel solo in 2019.

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The Women Behind the Creative Work Men Took All the Credit For

The first electronic computer was programmed by women; today’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are the product of an actress’s innovations in radio technology; and the first men on the moon landed safely back on Earth thanks in part to a female colleague’s calculations. If these achievements don’t sound familiar, it may be because for many years the works of these female visionaries have been wrongly credited to men.

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One New Yorker Is Tackling Toxic Dating With Instagram Illustrations

New York-based artist and illustrator Samantha Rothenberg has built a devoted Instagram community around her cartoon depictions of real-life text exchanges. Her doodles are starting a dialogue that could change dating forever.

 

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Meet Bonita Norris, the Woman Who Conquered Everest at 22

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, remains a mystical monolith to most, but to a few determined climbers, the summit represents a brutal challenge to overcome. Bonita Norris is one of those stubborn dreamers; in 2010, at the age of just 22, she became the youngest British woman to scale the legendary mountain. Culture Trip caught up with Norris to discuss the high-altitude adventures she chronicles in her new memoir, The Girl Who Climbed Everest, and how to conquer mountains of self-doubt.

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Iconic Logos Created by Female Designers Around the World

Though graphic design remains a largely male-dominated field, many of the world’s best-known logos and design identities were created by female designers. To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are nine projects you’ll recognise that were designed by some of the most talented creatives in the world – all women.

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Asma Khan On Her Restaurant, ‘Chef’s Table’ Episode and Female Empowerment

Founder of the female-run and phenomenally successful Darjeeling Express, Asma Khan is a force to be reckoned with. Now the star of a TV show, Khan, a first-generation immigrant, is challenging the male-dominated restaurant business and helping marginalised women find their voice.

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The Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn Contains Queer Treasure

Tucked away on a quiet street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Lesbian Herstory Archives contains the world’s largest collection of photographs, periodicals, books, personal letters, T-shirts, buttons and other objects made by, or about, women who love women.

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The Female Gaze: The Contemporary Artists Who Took Back Female Identity in Art

For centuries, the depiction and role of women in art was determined by men. These boundary-breaking female artists seek to redress this imbalance, surpassing the male-dominated barrier to reframe the representation of the female figure in art.

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The Pioneering Women – Past and Present – of Wyoming, the Equality State

You might know Wyoming as the Cowboy State, but this vast corner of the USA also goes by the moniker the Equality State, a nod to its legacy as the first place in the country – and the world – to legally acknowledge women’s right to vote.

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7 Female Authors Taking Indonesian Literature Worldwide

London is bracing itself for a cultural takeover, with Indonesian literature set to be centre stage at the 2019 London Book Fair. Culture Trip highlights the seven female authors who – alongside a series of literary, gastronomic and cultural events – will be showcasing all that Indonesian culture has to offer.

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A Look Back at London’s Suffragette Hospital

The suffragettes behind WWI’s Endell Street Military Hospital were able to keep the fight for women’s votes on the table when the war effort threatened to derail the whole movement. How? Unparalleled professionalism (and more than a bit of media savvy).

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The Renegade Queens of American Screens

Elizabeth Weitzman’s newly published book Renegade Women in Film & TV profiles the movers and shakers who have disrupted a male-dominated industry. Here, the New York film critic and author takes Culture Trip through 100 years of both setbacks and progress.

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Six Female Entrepreneurs Dish on How To Grow a Food Business in NYC

Ovenly, Butter & Scotch and Mimi Cheng’s are three women-led culinary businesses in New York City. Each have faced challenges in a male-dominated industry yet have emerged as inspiring leaders and mentors for women.

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The 5 Countries With the Best Shared Parental Leave Policies

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience. But for women, all too often it’s an experience that forces them into traditional gender roles, backtracking on years of efforts at reaching gender equality.