Archives: women

YWCA 2015 Outstanding Women Awards

Words to live by, productivity advice, visions for Richmond’s future and more, from the 2015 YWCA Outstanding Women honorees.

A comprehensive guide to the Richmond Christmas Mother

Maya Payne Smart: Accomplished writer, ambassador for women’s rights, tireless supporter of children’s literacy, and Mother of Everything Christmas. 

Futile anger at Internet misogyny

Anita Sarkeesian released her latest episode of Feminist Frequency, part of her “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” project this week…you will be shocked at how women are treated in this medium.

VCU Engineering in top 10 for women Ph.Ds

The only Virginia engineering school to be ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

Call me a misogynist

Men need to call each other out. Every time they don’t, the world gets a little worse.

The women of #rvadine

Seven female cooks and restaurateurs working in Richmond right now sat down at Pasture, sharing a spread of Sub Rosa’s finest and a pot of strong coffee, to talk about family, loyalty, and the future of women in the industry.

Black Girls Run! Getting women on the pavement

Roughly 80 percent of all African-American women are overweight or obese. This group is helping RVA women become healthier.

The To Do List: Running the bases whether you like it or not

It’s a gross summer comedy about teens getting nasty, but hear me out, this one is different.

Atomic Robo: A comic book without the T&A

Female characters in comic books are often props for gratuitous T&A, but one local comic writer has found success by doing something radical…depicting women as real people.

SFA Summer Foodways Symposium spotlights Richmond this month

The Southern Foodways Alliance’s 2013 Summer Foodways Symposium will take place in Richmond (and Charlottesville) on June 20-22, 2013. Titled “Women, Work, and Food”, the event will showcase women entrepreneurs, cooks, waitresses, bakers, and more.