The time when girls become teenagers entails a period of rapid changes – both hormonal and societal. Yet it also reveals the incredible brightness of adolescence.
Born in the early 19th century, Ada Lovelace defied the gender norms of her time by making significant contributions to the field of computing – and becoming the first computer programmer.
Israeli visual artist Yael Bartana talks about the prospect of women ruling the world, patriarchal norms, and her new film “Two Minutes to Midnight”.
An author and psychologist talks about the power of sensitivity, empathy, and the importance of having one’s own room.
Iranian director Mania Akbari talks about living with illness, exile from her home country, and being a female artist in a world that is still marred by patriarchy.
Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić talks about her film “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, the Srebrenica massacre, and why women’s perspectives of war are important.
The European witch hunting mania was inspired by religious fervour, colonial ambitions, and prolonged periods of societal instability.
Three teenage girls from the Indigenous communities of the Americas are raising environmental awareness all around the world.
The American poet Amanda Gorman recently made headlines with her poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Her work promises an exciting future.
For almost three decades Mildred Norman – better known as Peace Pilgrim – walked continuously around the Americas. What spurred her spiritual awakening?
The work of the Cuban-American performance artist Ana Mendieta still resonates today, more than three decades after her untimely death.
A study of the Mosuo women, known for their matriarchy, suggests that gender roles can influence our health outcomes.
Mathilda Gustavsson, author of “The Club”, talks about her journalistic work uncovering the Jean-Claude Arnault rape scandal at the heart of the Swedish Academy.
What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the final part include the Kraków-based artist and activist Cecylia Malik.
What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the third part include the fortune-telling Roma witches of Romania.
What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the second part include the descendants of those persecuted during the Basque trials.
What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the first part include village healers from North-Eastern Poland.
In this excerpt from Czech writer Radka Denemarková’s novel “A Contribution to the History of Joy”, we join a policeman as he investigates the scene of the death of a wealthy businessman in Prague. The facts suggest a suicide, but not all is as it seems...
Radka Denemarková talks about feminism, exclusion, and the role of women in her novels “A Contribution to the History of Joy” and “Kobold”.
The work of Soviet film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky is widely acclaimed – and with good reason. But what should we make of the role of women in his film “Stalker”?
Georgia O’Keeffe – the first lady of the American avant-garde, the mother of American painting – deserves her place in the pantheon of women whose art made history.
Iranian archaeologist and academic Leila Papoli-Yazdi talks about being a female archaeologist in Iran, the history of Polish refugees in Persia, and learning about taboo sexualities by excavating ruins.
As we reach the end of the 2010s, “Przekrój” looks back on our favourites of the last decade. Here, we give a subjective overview of the best films directed by women from Central and Eastern Europe.
The poetry of Anna Świrszczyńska – who practiced her art in communist Poland – is all the more remarkable for its unabashed and serious representation of femininity.
French essayist and writer Mona Chollet talks about the history of witch hunts, how society is still patriarchal and oppressive, and why we need to convince women of their own value.
In 1847, Maria Mitchell became the first American woman astronomer to discover a comet. Alongside her love for the stars, she was a passionate campaigner for gender equality in the sciences.
Polish art collector Grażyna Kulczyk’s latest project is a modern art museum nestled in a sleepy Swiss village in the Alps. Our art writer explores the extraordinary Muzeum Susch.
In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars. Seven years later, her supervisor was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for this groundbreaking discovery, but Bell’s name was nowhere to be found. We tell her story.
Women’s football thrived at British filling factories during World War I, attracting incredible crowds. Yet a few years after the war, women were banned from playing the sport.
The Kashubia region in northern Poland is home to the country’s last generation of witches. These women use their powers to cure and help people, as the grand-niece of one such witch finds out.
We present you with an alternative history of the Roman Catholic Church led by a woman, Pope Frances.