March 15 2017
March 8 was International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for “women’s issues.” This year, organizers of the Women’s March on Washington wanted to demonstrate...
March 15 2017
Let’s be honest here for a minute. The gay movement has long been hijacked as a movement centered on white, gay cis-men. Don’t get me wrong – I love my white, gay comrades and I want...
Government-supported programs offer important services for women
Feb. 1 2017
The impact of access to appropriate women’s reproductive health care, for me, is on one hand a professional story and on the other a very real and personal story. The journey to the birth of my JIM...
Feb. 1 2017
Heart disease is a condition most often associated with men, but women are just as susceptible to heart disease as their male counterparts. In fact, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute notes...
Feb. 1 2017
At some point in a woman’s life she will enter into a period called menopause. Unlike what the name might suggest, menstruation does not “pause” upon entering menopause. Rather, it ceases...
Feb. 1 2017
Women who strength train regularly can improve their feelings of well-being and may be able to reduce episodes of depression. A study from researchers at Harvard University found that 10 weeks of strength...
Local theater helps community make sense of turbulent year
Dec. 28 2016
In their own way, local productions became an emotional roadmap for the tumultuous year. In January, two productions explored grief and loss in profoundly different ways
Report amplifies his crimes and seeks harsher sentence
Nov. 16 2016
Stuart Dunnings III soon will be going to prison, probably for three to five years. Really not enough time
Sept. 21 2016
Tait and Jensen worked together to organize Grrrls Just Wanna Have Fun, a day-long concert and fundraiser for Helping Women Period that comes to the Avenue Saturday. Visitors can check out live music,...
Calendar Girls’ delivers positive message despite technical difficulties
June 15 2016
A sell-out crowd packed Owosso’s Lebowski Center Saturday as a 14-person ensemble cast took the stage in the Owosso Community Players’ production of “Calendar Girls.”
Dunnings sex-crime arrest rankles African-American community
March 23 2016
The arrest last week of Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III has left leaders in the African American community confused and angry.
March 16 2016
For over a year, Cassandra lived in terror — beaten, strung out on heroin, her body hauled from one city to another and sold to as many as 15 men a day. Two of the men she was forced to service sexually...
‘The Women of Lockerbie’ explores grief, recovery in the wake of terrorism
March 9 2016
Before Sept. 11, 2001, there was Dec. 21, 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers on board and 11 people on the ground
Feb. 3 2016
A newer addition to Lansing’s punk scene, Scary Women, headline Feb. 11 at Mac’s Bar. Openers are Jonestown Crows, the Fiction Junkies and Mr. Denton On Doomsday. “Scary Women came together...
Historical Society uncorks exhibit on Prohibition in Lansing
Jan. 27 2016
Last week, as a frigid January passed its midpoint, a curious scene took place inside the front window of Lansing City Hall. The lobby Christmas tree was half-undressed. In its place, a couple of suspicious...
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing’s Women in the Arts Festival turns 30 this year, and it's inviting the community to help them celebrate
Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inducts 11 new members
Oct. 29 2014
On Thursday, 11 women will be inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. This year’s collection of notable Michigan women includes an historic equestrian, a revolutionary biology researcher...
Let’s change the culture around breasts, big or small
Oct. 22 2014
If you’ve ever watched a South Park episode you probably laughed or gasped at Ms. Choksondik, the endowed grade school teacher with breasts hanging to her knees. Angelina Jolie, bursting from her...
Program aims to turn curious girls into women with tech careers
July 9 2014
When Laura Dillon began studying mathematics in 1969, as one of the only women in her program of study, she felt like “an oddity.” “We’re the exception as opposed to the rule,”...
Panel discusses the messages found in ‘The Women We Are’
Feb. 25 2015
AA Creative Corridor was full of friends of the artist as well as complete strangers for an intimate discussion of body image in relation to Amanda Grieshop’s “The Women We Are” exhibit....

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