Greta Gleissner thought achieving her dream of becoming a Rockette in New York City would help her overcome her eating disorder. In this excerpt from her book, “Something Spectacular,” she recounts how it only sent her bulimia into a downward spiral.
It’s an odd question to ask Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration’s champion for global women’s reproductive rights. But where were the women in her “AIDS-free generation” speech two weeks ago? World AIDS Day is a good time to ask.
Folk dances are gaining popularity in Mumbai and denting the dominance of Bollywood. An instructor says simple, repetitive steps let dancers show love, laughter and even anger. One city dweller says the traditional moves help her unwind.
As the country’s dance capital, New York attracts droves of choreographers. But the footwork for developing, promoting and funding their work often seems easier for the guys, which is why Project Next Generation and Sugar Salon have stepped in.
Pain is generally under-treated in the U.S., but women’s pain, in particular, gets neglected, according to studies. One woman with a severe and painful disorder that went undiagnosed for a decade is working to change that kind of gender bias.
As they snap up most of this year’s Grammy nominations for hip-hop, female performers are joining an effort by filmmakers and educators to improve the social messages that a powerful pop culture sends to female fans.