LADIES WE LOVE: FOUNDER OF GIRLS RUN NYC, JESSIE ZAPO

 

Our month-long celebration of International Women’s Day ends on an extra-motivating note, thanks to Jessie Zapo. She’s a runner, art therapist and founder of the ladies-only running collective Girls Run NYC—just listening to her talk about the sport with such passion had us ready to get some miles in. Learn more about Jessie’s day to day, her favorite spots around the city and how Girls Run NYC came to be.

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LADIES WE LOVE: FOUNDER OF 17.21 WOMEN DORIS HO-KANE

To continue our month-long celebration of International Women’s Day we caught up with Doris Ho-Kane, founder of 17.21 Women, an Instagram archive of influential Asian women throughout history. 17.21 refers to the 17.21 million square miles that make up the continent of Asia, and it’s a fitting title when you consider the range of people Doris represents—from anonymous Vietnamese-American girls of the ’80s New Wave scene to someone as well-known as Yoko Ono. See what Doris hopes to do with the project in the future, plus get to know her go-to outfits, neighborhood spots, favorite modern-day mixtape and more. Continue reading

LADIES WE LOVE: JEWELER ARPANA RAYAMAJHI

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The International Women’s Day celebration continues (!). We’re back with another one of our favorite ladies—Arpana Rayamajhi. With a degree in painting and sculpture from the esteemed Cooper Union school, Arpana blends her artist’s sensibility with inspiration from her home country of Nepal to create jewelry that feels distinct, personal and special to wear. She’s also the cofounder of Dispose, a project that encouraged contributors from all over the world to tell their unique stories by using a disposable camera in one day. (Check out the archives here.) Read on to learn more about the jeweler-slash-artist-slash-Neil-Young-enthusiast, from her ever-changing coffee orders, to her tips for starting a business, to her own list of inspiring women.

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LADIES WE LOVE: WRITER JULIA PIERPONT AND ILLUSTRATOR MANJIT THAPP

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Presenting: an extra-special edition of Ladies We Love in honor of International Women’s Day—the first of four features this month. We snagged an interview with Julia and Manjit, the writer and illustrator behind our new favorite read, The Little Book of Feminist Saints. Don’t let its slim, fits-into-a-crossbody size fool you—this small but mighty title is filled to the brim with inspiration, telling the stories of 100 extraordinary women from Maya Angelou to Malala Yousafzai. Get to know the creators, plus find out what else we’ve got going on for International Women’s Day below.

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