Elizabeth Wurtzel On Depression, Women and Life

While attending Harvard, Elizabeth Wurtzel was diagnosed with atypical depression and was one of the first people to be given Prozac. At the age of 26 she became famous for her memoir, Prozac Nation, a seminal and frank account of her battle with depression. According to Diana Bruk, “The book was lauded for its vivid […]

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Susan Sontag’s Badass Graduation Speech

From her 1983 commencement speech at Wellesley College…. This is my first commencement, and I think it’s a wonderful college to be having it. I liked hearing a woman chaplain give in invocation; I admire your distinguished and extraordinary President; and I agree heartily with the content of the two speeches, especially their upfront feminist […]

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Helen Mirren Responds Like A Badass To Sexist Interviewer

In 1975, Helen Mirren sat through an interview that would most likely not be allowed to go live today. Possibly one of the most sexist interviews of all time, Mirren handles the interview with the ultimate poise and (cough, cough) balls. In the interview, Parkinson challenges Mirren’s status as “in quotes, a serious actress.” This after he introduced Mirren […]

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Elizabeth M. Gilbert is an American author best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which as of December 2010 has spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her 1997 GQ article, “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon”, a memoir of Gilbert’s time as a bartender at the very […]

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Keys To Success

Diane von Fürstenberg isn’t just a fashion mogul. The daughter of a prisoner at Auschwitz concentration camp, Fürstenberg learned at an early age what it means to persevere. Now worth over a billion dollars, she built her fashion empire from just a dream. She was determined to be something and she became it. For that, we […]

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