Everything That’s Screwing Over Women And Girls Worldwide

By Deborah O’Rell Women make 10% of the world’s income but own only 1% even though they perform 66% of the world’s labor. Talk about pay inequality. Of every international dollar of aid spent, only 2 cents go to girls. 70% of the world’s out of school children...
Jack Tuckner Radio Show: Relevance of International Women’s Day

Jack Tuckner Radio Show: Relevance of International Women’s Day

On PRN.FM: Experience a lively discussion with women’s rights in the workplace advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they commemorate International Women’s Day 2014, by celebrating the accomplishments of feminism while highlighting the work that still needs...

Amelia Jenks Bloomer: Suffrage Pioneer, Fashion Designer, Publisher

By Deborah O’Rell It’s hard to know what this woman is better known for: being the originator of ‘bloomers’ or her political activism for women’s suffrage and temperance or the recommended list of feminist books. Every year the Amelia Bloomer Project, which is...

Thanks, Mom!

By Deborah O’Rell Women’s History Month prompts me to share a profound moment in my own history and to celebrate Maureen Trefry O’Rell Turner, my mom. At the time of this memory, I was about 8 years old and my mother was 28. I was always very aware my mother was...

Patricia Roberts Harris: The Woman of Firsts

By Deborah O’Rell Patricia Roberts Harris: Lawyer, political adviser, activist and wife It appears little has been written about this woman of firsts. Born in 1924 to working class parents, her father a dining car waiter, and attended Chicago public schools. She...