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Inside the Rwandan Forest Where One Woman Fought to Save the Gorilla
A look back at the legacy of anthropologist Dian Fossey, and at the woman continuing her work with gorillas.
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The Best Books We Read This Year
Lenny authors share their favorite books of 2017.
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How the Raincoats Shaped My Views As a Woman
The story of the Raincoats, ultimately, is about resisting the myth of perfection, about the power of vulnerability, about women having...
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This Playwright Confronts the Issue of Colorism Through Comedy
A profile of Jocelyn Bioh, the woman behind the acclaimed School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play.
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I Used Horse Beauty Products and Felt More Powerful Than Ever
A recommendation to treat your bod like a horse.
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A Female Programmer's Four-Decade-Long, Insider View of Silicon Valley
Ellen Ullman has been a computer programmer for 40 years — and she's got advice for women who want to get inside Silicon Valley.
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Abigail Adams: The First Lady Who Defended a Black Servant
A letter from the First Lady defending a black servant from prejudice.
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The Lesbian Cattle Dogs Howl at the Moon
The sixth installment of the Lesbian Cattle Dogs.
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The First Woman to Ski Across Antartica Alone
A profile of polar explorer Felicity Aston.
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A Young Woman Who Escaped the ISIS Slave Trade Tells Her Story
An excerpt from Nadia Murad's new memoir The Last Girl.
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My Journey to Becoming a Single Mother By Choice
"We all deserve to make the choice to be happy."
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The Long-Lasting Lustrous Manicure Lifestyle
Is a pristine manicure better than a Vermeer? Our beauty columnist ponders the question.
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The Unspoken History Behind a Surname
When you're a black American, the legacy of slavery lingers everywhere.
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How to Protect Your Immune System From the Dreaded "Flu Season"
The truth is you can get sick any time of year — here's how to take care of yourself during winter.
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December Horoscopes Are Here
"The less you expect of the next year, the more exciting, surprising, and, well, deep it's going to be."
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The Mexican Artist Who Made a Celebrity Anchorman a Pregnant Mother for a Day
Mónica Mayer, a pioneer of Mexico's feminist art movement, on the 40 years she's spent making art about women's experiences from motherhood...
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Tania Saleh Wants Everyone to Get Real
The Lebanese musician is known for her irreverent, socially conscious songs.
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A Trans Son Writes a Letter to His Mother
"Even though I'll probably never hug you the same, I'll still love you."
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A Young Person Navigates Life Through Gender, Depression, and Shelters
For Nathaniel Alexander Baez, life is a work in progress.
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How to Battle Chronic Illness With Humor
An excerpt from Karen Duffy's Backbone: Living with Chronic Pain Without Turning into One.
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How to Rethink Masculinity
An interview with Tony Porter, the CEO of A Call to Men, which teaches men how to prevent violence against women.
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How To Look After Your Face at the End of the World 
A beauty guide for the most rustic circumstances — a weeks-long motor home trip.
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I'm Tired of White Women As the Face of Career Development
So I started my own company to help women of color climb the ladder.
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