Our annual Global Women’s Portfolio captures the many ways women around the world show and represent themselves. Recent history has shown how quickly things can be undone – and with that in mind, we find ourselves wondering what is durable. Each of these six stories tells the story of traditions in its own way: the enormous efforts to preserve them and, in some cases, the ways in which they have been radically reimagined.
These women of color transformed historic attire into a modern art form
On Venezuela’s northwest coast, a group of women turns to fishing in a time of crisis — and challenges the male-dominated status quo.
How These Charming Henna Artists Modernized Traditional Body Art
A meaningful exploration of the history and evolution of henna through mesmerizing designs by artists old and new.
How Generations of Indonesian Women Keep the Ancient Juicing Tradition
Jamu, the general term for traditional herbal drinks, is a way of life in the Indonesian archipelago and a cornerstone of health.
Meet the Dame of Milingimbi: The Woven Woman
Watching the jagged pandanus leaves transform into colorful fibers – now spun by the same hands into baskets, bags, jewelry and cushions – is nothing short of pure magic.