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by Billy Luther
Following pageant contestants in their quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown, and featuring personal stories of recent winners, Miss Navajo is a unique celebration of womanhood.
by Renee Tajima-Peña and Virginia Espino
At a large Los Angeles maternity ward in the 1960s and 1970s, Mexican-American mothers were frequently pushed into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor — often based on little more than the question “More babies?”
By Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Based in the heart of Los Angeles’ Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.
by Kimberlee Bassford
A look at the life of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress.
Women and Girls Lead
By Margaret Carey
The neglected story of Esther Strasburger, a single, woman homesteader in 1909 Montana, is juxtaposed with that of Strasburger's great-granddaughter who is still inextricably tied to the land today.
by Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco, and Eden H. Wurmfeld
They’re old, they’re bold, and they’ll change the way you think about aging. The only lucid residents at a retirement home for political progressives, best friends Irja and Lucille experience later life with vitality, dignity, humor, and purpose.
by Christina D. King and Dr. Elizabeth A. Castle
Warrior Women is the untold story of American Indian Movement activists who fought for civil rights in the ‘70s, anchored by one of the Red Power Movement’s most outspoken Lakota leaders, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter Marcy Gilbert.
By Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
When South Dakota abortion politics bring political turmoil to the doorstep on the Pine Ridge Reservation, three young idealists and the tribe's first female president have to decide how far they will go to change politics as usual in their own community.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead