New Orleans’ All-Women Motorcycle Club: Caramel Curves

Bucking the traditional (and oftentimes toxic) image of a motorcycle club, NOLA’s Caramel Curves is an all-women group with 13 members who can be seen riding through the city—bright pink smoke billowing behind them. Often decked out in bedazzled gear and stilettos, members playfully and irreverently toy with ideas surrounding femininity, but at its core, the club is about “passion for motorcycles and a desire …

Lauren Lee’s “Warm Walls” Make Public Bathrooms Better

In an effort to create a public amenity for menstruating women (rather than a product that individuals must go out and buy, oftentimes somewhat discreetly), Lauren Lee has envisioned Warm Walls. Her concept is essentially a “heated, gently curved wall mount that could be installed in public restrooms to give women on their periods a place both to alleviate pain” as well as to help …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Glass monsters, plastic-eating enzymes, the story behind one of Prince's best songs and more

1. The Story Behind One of Prince’s Most Famous Songs Almost exactly two years after Prince’s tragic accidental overdose and death, the original story and recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U” has been released by the musician’s foundation. Paul “St Paul” Peterson (who was a singer in Prince’s band, the Family) and Susan Rogers (Prince’s sound engineer) tell the tale about the beautiful song’s birth, …

Women To Look Up To Christmas Tree Toppers

3D-printed with plaster, three updated takes on the Christmas tree angel have been created by Women To Look Up To—and the profits are then invested in women-centric organizations. Priced at £80, the options so far are Beyonce, Hillary Clinton and Serena Williams, and the next edition has been left up to a vote by the public—with the options being Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates …

Celebrating Women in Food with Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

Founders Claudia Wu and Kerry Diamond on what makes a recipe special

In the first Cherry Bombe cookbook (launching today), chefs, writers, bakers, pastry chefs, and food stylists share some recipes and stories that inspired a favorite dish. Founders Claudia Wu and Kerry Diamond—known for their stylish magazine celebrating women and food—have included 100+ recipes in the hardcover and begin the book with a question: “What makes a recipe special and truly worth your time?” With nine …