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‘Fighting for Space’: Author Amy Shira Teitel talks the history of women in spaceflight

You may have heard of the “Mercury 13,” but what really happened with the women who wanted to be the first female astronauts? 

In her new book, “Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight” (Grand Central Publishing, 2021), author and spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel delivers a dual biography that peels back decades of history to reveal the true stories of Jerrie Cobb and Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran, two women who fought to become America’s first female astronauts. 

Cochran was a record-setting pilot who was the first woman to break the sound barrier who was close friends with Amelia Earhart and even ran her own cosmetics company; Cobb, meanwhile, was 25 years younger, also setting records as a pilot and taking astronaut medical tests. 

Related: The Mercury 13: The women who could have been NASA’s first female astronauts

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Northwest car club Beauty & Keys is putting women in the driver’s seat

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. —
It’s a group that combines a love of cars and cosmetics. And they do them both full throttle.

Beauty and Keys started, was born because I really liked to go on drives. And I noticed that most of the time, I was the only woman in the driver’s seat. And so I thought there must be more women who really like to drive just like me. And so I combined my two favorite things which are cars and cosmetics and made Beauty and Keys.”

Founder Jamei June has been leading the club for 3 years now. Her female-focused driving events include winter SUV rides and Ferrari rides. And fun mingling opportunities like Car Girls and Cocktails.

“Every single time a woman comes to one of my drives each time they become more confident, and they become more fun and freer. And then they bring more

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L.A. designer elevates Native art, women through fashion

If art preserves the culture of the Apsáalooke people, then Apsáalooke women are the keepers of that culture, cultivating it to reflect the modern day.

Fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail grew up “riding horses and running in the fields and swimming in the river and being around [her] people” on the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation and Northern Cheyenne Indian reservations in southeastern Montana. She knows firsthand the importance of art — beadwork, textiles, quillwork — to sustaining Indigenous traditions, and in 2015 she turned that knowledge into her own brand: B.Yellowtail.

A year later, she created the B.Yellowtail Collective, made up of Native artists, to foster economic opportunities for their communities. Many of those artists and artisans are women — spanning across tribes and peoples — but all of them preserve their culture and move it forward through their medium of choice.

From left, JoRee LaFrance, KamiJo White Clay, Rustin Lane LaFrance and Nina Sanders model B.Yellowtail's Heritage Collection.

From left, JoRee LaFrance, KamiJo White Clay, Rustin Lane LaFrance

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7 Female Fashion Designers On The Women Who Inspired Their Careers

Have you ever heard of the ‘Glass Runway‘? While the exact phrase may be foreign, its meaning reverberates down the halls of the fashion industry. The two words describe the phenomenon that while most of the people working in (and buying from) the industry are women, only 14% of major fashion houses are run by them.

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This means that despite feeding and loving the fashion industry at both machinist and consumer level, women have limited say in what it ultimately creates.

And while we don’t have immediate solutions to remedy the gender imbalance in fashion (though this McKinsey & Company study points to some) this Women’s History Month we’ve decided to celebrate those who, against the odds, run their own fashion labels.

We spoke to some of the world’s most talented female designers to find out the women who inspired their careers.


8 female fashion designers on the women who inspired their careers

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10 Real Women Put Kosas’s Revealer Concealer to the Test & Yeah, It’s Just as Good as They Expected

When Kosas (you probably know them as the makers of the obsession-worthy Wet Lip Oil Gloss and Tinted Face Oil) launched a new concealer last February, we couldn’t wait to try it out. But rather than having just one editor test the Revealer Concealer, we decided to have ten women see how it measured up to their go-to concealer. And the buttery medium-to-full coverage, skin-improving formula did not disappoint.

So when we heard that the clean beauty brand launched 12 new shades of the now-best-selling product this month, we were pretty pumped. With the new additions, Revealer Concealer is now available in 28 different hues compatible with a variety of different skin colors and undertones. And if you’re not sure which one is right for you, Kosas’s shade finder quiz can help you narrow down the options. Not totally sold yet? Here, check out the honest thoughts (and

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37 unique gifts for women who deserve only the best

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Gift shopping for women can be a challenge, especially since the lucky lady in your life obviously deserves the best.

If you need to shop for your entire Zoom happy hour group or you’re just looking for something your grandma or sister didn’t know they needed, we compiled a few ideas to keep in mind during this holiday season.

With some help from style expert Melissa Chataigne, lifestyle expert Sydney Sadick and food expert Alejandra Ramos, these gift recommendations all get a stamp of approval from some pretty noteworthy professionals. So whether the woman in your life is looking for a reusable

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