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Iceland’s Forgotten Fisherwomen

Many Icelandic women fished in the 18th and 19th centuries, but their work has been largely unrecognized. Why did these female seafarers fade from the country’s memory?

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Rethinking Beauty and Race at Dominican-American Hair Salons

Since the colonial era, straight hair has been an exclusive symbol of beauty in Dominican culture. That's beginning to change.