10 Pioneering Women Who Helped Shape Jazz

“These jazz women were pioneers, and huge proponents in disseminating jazz and making it a global art form,” Hannah Grantham (musicologist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture) tells The New York Times, whose list of 10 overlooked women through the genre’s history includes pianist Lovie Austin, trumpeter Valaida Snow and violinist Ginger Smock. Though an inordinate amount of attention is placed …

Boy Smells Founder Matthew Herman on Scent and Gender

Reimagining personal care products in a more fluid and inclusive manner

Despite its name, LA-based Boy Smells—founded by David Kien and Matthew Herman—makes underwear and candles that aren’t intended for one gender; rather the brand is a purposeful amalgamation of masculinity and femininity and everything between. Conversation around personal care products typically being hyper-gendered led Kien and Herman to experiment within the space. They made candles in their kitchen with the mission to explore the dismissal …

International Women’s Day: Interviews + Visits

A few of the enthralling conversations we've had with brilliant women since last year's 8 March

Women from all over the world achieve the remarkable every day, and should always be championed and celebrated. At Cool Hunting, we’re in a uniquely fortunate position to meet creative, clever, inspiring and inventive women all the time—from artists and designers to sex tech entrepreneurs, community leaders and beyond. And while the mission of International Women’s Day extends far beyond acknowledging women for one fleeting …