Most of my work is dedicated to women. There are so many great and beautiful women around the world –
from the Middle East to the VS and from Africa to Europe. We come in many shapes, colors and we walk different paths.
There are so many women’s stories and each story is unique. My blog and this section in particular is there to bring some visibility to the diverse lives of women everywhere. Pick a story that matches your interest.  

Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful inauguration poem that calls for unity

The young poet Amanda Gorman took the stage at the inauguration of Joe Biden earlier this month. She delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb”, and as befits a good storyteller she found a way to communicate a powerful message of unity and togetherness that reached not only the U.S., but far across the globe. Read the transcript of the full poem below.

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5 special women to admire for their courage

Through history, many women have had immeasurable impact on culture and society.In this post I like to highlight some phenomenal women for their courage.

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Why investing in women’s education is important for a brighter future

From the 1 billion most poor people in the world, 70% is female. Let that one work on you, because these are important and warning stats. Besides the fact that poverty disproportionally affects women, a growing body of evidence also shows that investing in women's education has the potential to not only help girls and women, but the rest of the world too. Let me show you in this post.

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What 3.5 million books can reveal about the way we think of men and women

When Bill Gates says that if he would start a business today, and it would be a startup to let machines read books through machine learning, you know that it’s just a matter of time when someone realizes it one day. Get to know this machine learning technology that was able to distract interesting patterns about men and women by reading 3,5 million books. Read on for this study on pattern recognition and machine learning.

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Educated by Tara Westover: The girl who made her way to Harvard, without ever having a proper schooling

Educated by Tara Westover is an inspiring book about the value of self-education and life journeys.

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This powerful photo series shows what young girls from conflict areas want to be when they grow up

Vincent Tremeau is a photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. His work focuses on raising awareness around humanistic issues across the globe. His ongoing series of portraits - One Day, I Will, asks displaced girls living in refugee camps a single question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The result shows us why we should make women's empowerment a priority and promote young girls education.

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Weird beauty products you’ve never seen before

You can find the most extra-ordinary things on Amazon. The platform even added the category “weird beauty products” to it’s website. But “weird” really is an understatement… I mean, bacon balm and placenta conditioner?! In this article I show you the work of Evija Laivina, a Scottish-based photographer that studied the beauty products of our time, and started to create an amazing book out of it.

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About the women who preceded us, – and how beauty standards kept them busy

Women seem to care a lot about beauty. It is fascinating to have a look at what is being done to look good. Whoever looks at women’s history must conclude that this has never been different, but how we think about things like beauty and what we do to achieve this has changed quite a bit throughout history. Discover Under the Loupe Magazine to find out about the women who preceded us and what kind of beauty standards kept them busy.

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