Improving our world through art as compassion: women artists as witness

Improving our world through art as compassion: women artists as witness

Kate Langlois – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: Where healing and creativity meets we connect to the world. This is how we give voice to compassion with creativity. Cultivating compassion often begins from nurturing love for our own self. Generally we find by reaching out to others in need, we feed our own […]

Barrier-free Storytelling

Barrier-free Storytelling

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – WNN Interviews (WNN/RFE/RL) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish novelist, who writes in both English and Turkish. She has published 13 books, including “The Bastard of Istanbul,” “The Forty Rules of Love,” “Honor,” and her nonfiction memoir “Black Milk,” an account of her struggle with post-partum […]

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

International film festival empowers women in Turkey

Julia Nho – Today’s Zaman – Wednesday, 14 May 2014 (originally published  09 May) Flying Broom (Uçan Süpürge), an Ankara-based women’s NGO, commenced its 17th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival on Thursday night at the State Opera and Ballet house in Ankara. One of the most pressing problems affecting the empowerment of women in […]

When research & art collides great things can happen

When research & art collides great things can happen

Carol Becker for Truthout – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/TO) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: There is much interest in “innovation” these days, so much so that the word has almost lost its meaning. Still, in November 2013, I accepted an invitation to participate in a symposium on that very topic. I joined professors of […]

Festival of arts by women for women

Festival of arts by women for women

Latoya Newman – Independent Online – Wednesday, 01 August 2012 (originally published 31 Jul) COMMEMORATIONS for Women’s Month kick off on a high note this week on the arts and entertainment scene with the Playhouse Company’s 16th annual South African Women’s Arts Festival (Sawaf). This year’s festival comprises drama, poetry, dance and music, with a […]

Ancient Images of a Mother Giving Birth Found

Ancient Images of a Mother Giving Birth Found

Rossella Lorenzi – Discovery News – Monday, 14 November 2011 (originally published 19 Oct) An international team of archaeologists has unearthed what might be the earliest representation of childbirth in western art, they announced today. Consisting of two images of a woman giving birth to a child, the intimate scene was found on a small […]