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by Alexandra Lescaze
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.
by Jay Rosenstein
In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.
by Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky
Single motherhood is no longer the exclusive province of teenagers; white middle class women in their 30s and 40s are now joining its ranks, forcing us to look anew at the nuclear family.
by Sybil Delgaudio and Patty Wineapple
Four innovative animators — Faith Hubley, Joanna Priestley, Lynn Smith, and Ruth Peyser — are celebrated for their influential bodies of work.
by Abigail Disney
Meet two people of faith from very different backgrounds — an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African American mother whose son was murdered — who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
by Carol Cassidy
In blunt, provocative, and often humorous language, young mothers between the ages of 13 and 17, from various social, racial, and economic backgrounds, tell their own stories of what it means to be a teenage mother.
by Nelson George and Leslie Norville
Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet; of that already small number only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater from studio company to featured soloist.
by Freida Lee Mock
A profile of bestselling author, humorist, recovering alcoholic, born-again Christian and single mother Anne Lamott.
by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
A critical look at the birthing industry in America, and an exploration of shifting beliefs about women, technology and the perceived ability to control natural events.
by Frances Negrón-Muntaner
An experimental narrative that explores the definitions of Puerto Rican social, political, and sexual identities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.