Diana Reese

Contributor, She The People


In 1955, Emma Gatewood, 67 years old and the survivor of an abusive marriage, set off on a walk -- and became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail by herself.

  • Jan 5, 2015

Barbara Neely’s ground-breaking mystery series featuring an African-American housekeeper named Blanche White is back in e-books.

  • Jan 3, 2015

Joan Williams lost the opportunity in 1958 to ride on a float in Pasadena’s Rose Parade when the city learned the light-skinned woman was African-American. Thursday that wrong will be righted.

  • Jan 1, 2015

“Det. Olivia Benson” turns her energy in real life to helping the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Dec 19, 2014

Cops in Kansas City, Mo., hand out $100 bills instead of tickets, spreading the joy of the season with the help of a local Secret Santa.

  • Dec 15, 2014

The only way to make change is to tell the truth that we can prove, not just a truth that we believe in our gut.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Most moms of teenagers would tell Elizabeth Lauten to leave those kids alone.

  • Nov 30, 2014

The reactions of former and current NFL players to domestic violence and sexual assault are captured in a series of PSAs to air on Thanksgiving day.

  • Nov 26, 2014

Abortion doesn’t have to be a secret you carry to the grave: More than 100 women share their stories at a Speakout.

  • Nov 20, 2014
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