Each and every one of these women is included because she is noteworthy -- a cutting-edge artist or writer, a revolutionary who is upending her community's and the world's limited notions of what a Muslim woman is capable of doing, a pioneer fighting for women's and girls' rights.
What's got me so despondent (and dramatic)? A couple of recent blog posts that appeared on HuffPost Gay Voices, lamenting, worrying about or lashing out at queers (like me) who don't want to live a heteronormative life.
You can't be wearing a bike helmet and messing up your hair before work. Fact: Hair products are not portable, and are not designed for use outside of your home bathroom or a hair salon. And let's face it: Your hairstyle is a work of carefully crafted art, not something that can be rushed.
Buy a live octopus and a string bag. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hang out. Time allowed: 5 minutes.
If you live in a place that gets pretty cold in winter, take heart: Hot chocolate is always there to warm you up.
The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 11). Our intrepid reporters learn lessons about the various aspects of journalism, from crafting ledes to interviewing to citing sources,
Charity is not justice, and the conspicuous glare of charity is blinding us to injustice.
For the past 35 years or so, I have been part of a wolf pack. Don't panic, it's just what I call my collection of close women friends.
Moving away from natural gas isn't just smart science, it's good politics, too. The under-reported story is that Obama's embrace of gas fracking is helping to line the pockets of his political enemies.
Will these books affect public policy? Will either poet be invited on The Daily Show? Will either book become a talking point on Daily Kos? Probably not. But, that's okay. There are any number of ways to change the world.
Should young black girls be more focused on their own personal trajectories rather than binding together with others who look like them, for the betterment of all?
There is much to be learned about the places we call home -- our history, our environment, our culture, our civic life, our government and much more. Enter author David Helvarg and his brilliant and engrossing new book The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea.
San Francisco's higher housing and overall living costs requires a significantly higher local minimum. This may require a ballot initiative to overturn the 2003 measure setting the current rate, but such a proactive move for economic fairness is imperative.
Supply chains for products are hard to keep track of, and if companies aren't investing time, money, and energy in ensuring a clean supply chain, our consumerism continues to support labor exploitation.
The style is crisp and compelling, as is the case with Jon's Chronicle features.
Unless you're a millionaire, don't plan on buying a nice home in the San Francisco area anytime soon. The high number of technology workers making million-dollar salaries is driving up the cost of real estate far beyond what most individuals and families can dream of paying.
If the FCC decides that digital phone networks are merely "information services," protections for consumers are at risk. Some phone carriers may continue to offer these important services, but there is no way to be sure.
We will have to ask our retailers: Are you meeting the California flammability standard with chemicals in foam (i.e., business as usual)? Or are you meeting the standard through physical barriers instead?