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Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

The Tuesday Night Monologue Project, in which female-only guests are invited to participate in writing workshops and share responses to prompts, is held in Vanessa German’s Art House in Homewood. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

As Vanessa German and a group of artists were about to settle in for a night of writing and discussion in her house, a car crash outside derailed the March evening. The group witnessed an altercation between the victim of the crash and police officers who responded to the scene, and feeling that...

Cultivating curls and confidence at The Beautiful Summit

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Abigail Tesfay | For The Pitt News

February 27, 2018

The O'Hara Student Center became a hub of support and encouragement this past weekend as black women gathered in solidarity. Hosted by Pitt’s offices of Diversity and Inclusion, Students Affairs and Residence Life, the first Beautiful Summit — dedicated entirely to the empowerment and wellnes...

TEDx focuses on feminism

anupama jain, a gender, sexuality and women’s studies professor at Pitt, spoke about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, an international bill of rights for women. (Photo courtesy of Chris Daley)

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

anupama jain was familiar and passionate about the topic of her TEDx talk, feminism and gender equality, so her biggest struggle was what she wanted to wear for the event. “My biggest crisis is how casual or formal I should dress,” jain said. “That’s probably not what you want to hear, b...

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