March is Women’s History Month. It’s a moment to “amplify women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. The stories we tell deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to America and the world, showing how far women have advanced and how we as a country value equality and the contributions of all our citizens.” (Smithsonian Institution)
At Pocket, we couldn’t agree more. We believe that stories can bring us power, insight, perspective—and can be a source of inspiration. That’s why we help you discover and read the good ones. Here are four stories that celebrate and reflect on the progress that women are making in America.
Three Michelin Stars! Meet the first woman to smash America’s boys’ club
Miranda Bryant, The Guardian
Food is a labor of love that takes passion. This is the inspirational story of Dominique Crenn,
a chef in San Francisco who has taken a place in the history books. Hailing from France with little cooking experience, she’s the first woman in the US to be awarded the top honor by the prestigious Michelin restaurant guide.
‘I am not a symbol, I am an activist’: the untold story of Coretta Scott King
Jeanne Theoharis, The Guardian
Coretta Scott King was more than the wife of legendary Dr. Martin Luther King. This story reminds the world that Mrs. King had her own beautiful and independent story and made a deep contribution to U.S. history.
The Radical Working-Class Roots of Improv Comedy
Gabrielle Moss, Bitch Media
In the mid-1900s, a new form of comedy was introduced thanks to a woman who thought outside the box. Learn about the fascinating roots of improv comedy and a woman named Viola Spolin, the founder of modern improv.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Unlikely Path to the Supreme Court
Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
Before she became a hero to feminists, Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome their distrust. Learn more about the path of the second female U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
We hope you save these stories and share them with others this month. If you are someone who likes to keep a permanent archive of stories like these, get Pocket Premium and never lose an article—even if a link moves goes offline in the future.
Have a peaceful Sunday.