Lady Bios

  • Sahaj Kohli [ united-states ]

    Sahaj Kohli

    Sahaj Kohli has been a blog editor at HuffPost since March 2014. She is also the founder of A Quarter Life Crisis Blog, a blog for Generation Y. She's an emotional and mental health advocate, a storyteller and a non-believer of coincidences.

    Found on her "About Me" page: Mover. Shaker. Storyteller. Huffington Post blogger. Psychology student. Perpetual learner. Active reader. Practicing poet and lyricist. Social media maven. I fight for social change, I believe in truth over everything else, and I am a mental and emotional health activist. I don't believe in coincidences. I love, live, build and process with my words. "I create because I have something genuine to say and believe there is someone who genuinely needs to hear it"
  • Sandra Bullock [ united-states ]

    Sandra Bullock Annette Sandra Bullock ( born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer who has starred in countless great movies, a lot being comedies.  She is listed in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the highest-paid actress, with $56 million. Sandra has been a public supporter of the American Red Cross, having donated $1 million to the organization at least four times ( Liberty Disaster Relief Fund,  Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis Haiti earthquake2011 Japan Earthquake. In 2012, Sandra Bullock was inducted into the Warren Easton Hall of Fame for her donations to charities and in 2013 was honored with the Favorite Humanitarian Award at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards for her contributions to New Orleans Warren Easton Charter High School, which was severely damaged after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  
  • Selenis Leyva [ south-america ]

    SelenisSelenis Leyva Leyva (born May, 1972) is a Cuban-Dominican-American actress, known for her role as Gloria Mendoza in the  comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black. On television, Selenis had a recurring role of Detective Mariluz Rivera in Law & Order, and also appeared in different roles on the show and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has guest-starred on Third Watch, The Sopranos, The Good Wife, Girls, and Elementary.  
  • Sienna Brown [ united-states ]

    Sienna BrownSienna Brown is CEO and Communications & Marketing Director of WildSpice Magazine

    Sienna's calling is to work with individuals to help them realize their potential, whether it's working one-on-one with creatives and entrepreneurs to actualize their dreams or through putting creations into the world via the platforms she runs.

    She is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can.

    Her work has been published on Elite Daily, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, Travel Noire and more. Everyday is different as she holds the role of CEO of WildSpice Magazine, founder of Las Morenas de España, creative consultant, photographer and writer.

  • Simone de Beauvoir [ europe ]

    Simone de Beauvoir Simone de Beauvoir (1908 – 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Simone wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues. She is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression. Her novels, including All Men are Mortal, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, and The Mandarins and her lifelong relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre. Simone chose never to marry and did not set up a joint household with Sartre. She never had children. This gave her time to earn an advanced academic degree, to join political causes, to travel, to write, to teach and to have lovers (both male and female – the latter often shared)  
  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani (born 1976) is an Indian politician, former model, television actress and producer. Smriti  is a Member of Parliament, being nominated to the Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat. She is the current (2017) Minister of Textiles in the Government of India. She is married and the mother of two children. Read about her interesting life here.
  • Sojourner Truth [ united-states ]

    Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth was born in New York circa 1797. Sojourner was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. She was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Her best-known speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?" was delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Her father, James Baumfree, was a slave captured in modern-day Ghana; her mother Elizabeth was the daughter of slaves from Guinea. The Baumfree family was owned by Colonel Hardenbergh, and lived at the colonel's estate in Esopus, New York. After the colonel's death, the Baumfrees were separated. The 9-year-old Truth, known as "Belle" at the time, was sold at an auction with a flock of sheep for $100. Her new owner was a man named John Neely, whom Truth remembered as harsh and violent. Learn more about Sojourner.    Read a narrative by Sojourner on Project Guttenberg.  
  • Sue Monk Kidd [ united-states ]

    Sue Monk Kidd Sue Monk Kidd was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel The Secret Life of Bees. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University and Anderson College, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers conferences. Her book When the Heart Waits, published by Harper SanFrancisco in 1990 has become a touchstone on contemplative spirituality. In 1996, Harper published The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, describing Kidd’s journey into feminist theology, a memoir that had a groundbreaking effect within religious circles. Kidd’s second novel, The Mermaid Chair, has sold well over a million copies since its publication by Viking in 2005, reaching #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remaining on the hardcover and paperback lists for nine months. Winner of the 2005 Quill Award for General Fiction, the novel was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, translated into 24 languages, and made into a television movie by Lifetime.  
  • Susan Cain [ united-states ]

    Susan Cain

    Susan  Cain (Horowitz)  (born 1968) is an American writer and lecturer, and author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people.

    Susan graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1989 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1993. She worked first as an attorney, and then as a negotiations consultant as owner and principal of The Negotiation Company. Susan has been a fellow and a faculty/staff member of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an educational non-profit organization. Susan Cain left her careers in corporate law and consulting for a quieter life of writing at home with her family. She later wrote that she looks back on her years as a Wall Street lawyer "as time spent in a foreign country.  
  • Susan Gale

    Susan GaleSusan Gale Wickes is a writer of poetry, short stories and songs. As the author/administrator of “Susan Gale Quotes“, she is frequently quoted on blogs, websites and in books. She has won awards in songwriting and has discovered the joys (and challenges) of writing haiku. As a writer  she says, “there is no greater joy than discovering that other people like what you have to say.”
  • Susan Gubar [ united-states ]

    Susan GubarSusan Gubar (born November 30, 1944) is an American author and distinguished Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University. She is best known for co-authoring, with Sandra M. Gilbert, the standard feminist text, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (1979) and a trilogy on women's writing in the 20th century. Her book Judas: A Biography, was published in 2009. Her other writings include essays on the relationship between Judaism and feminism, and the role of poetry in Holocaust remembrance. In November 2008 Susan was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. The "wrenching story" of her subsequent medical treatment (in which she underwent a "debulking" surgery which included the removal of her appendix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and part of her intestines) led her to write Memoir of a Debulked Woman (2012) Susan continues her story as a blogger in "Living with Cancer" for the New York Times.
  • Susan Sontag [ united-states ]

    susan sontagSusan Sontag (1933-2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist. She published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best-known works include On Photography,Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover, and In America. Susan married Philip Rieff at the age of 17. After a 10-day courtship their marriage lasted eight years.  After completing her Master of Arts in philosophy, she began doctoral research into metaphysics, ethics, Greek philosophy and Continental philosophy and theology at Harvard.The philosopher Herbert Marcuse lived with Susan and Philip for a year while working on his 1955 book Eros and Civilization. Susan studied the German thinkers. She researched and contributed to Rieff's 1959 study Freud: The Mind of the Moralist prior to their divorce in 1958. The couple had a son, David.
  • Sylvia Plath [ united-states ]

    Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath (1932 – 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston,  she studied  at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956; they lived together in the United States and then the United Kingdom, and had two children.  Sylvia was clinically depressed for most of her adult life. Sylvia is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems, and Ariel. In 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. Sylvia had described the quality of her despair as "owl's talons clenching my heart. She tried several times to take her own life.  On August 24, 1953 she overdosed on pills in the cellar of her mother's home. In June, 1962 she drove her car off the side of the road, into a river. When questioned about the incident by police she admitted to trying to take her own life.  In 1963 Sylvia died  of carbon monoxide poisoning with her head in the oven, having sealed the rooms between her and her sleeping children with wet towels and cloths.