Marie Claire is burning up the journalism awards circuit. This week, the magazine won two awards and was named as a finalist for a third.
Editor-at-large Abigail Pesta has won a Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women (opens in new tab). The award, presented by the General Federation of Women's Clubs, is for Pesta's story on honor killings, "An American Tragedy," (opens in new tab) which tells the life story of a young Iraqi-American woman named Noor Almaleki (pictured), who was killed by her Iraqi-born father for refusing to marry a man of her father's choice. Separately, writer Ralph Blumenthal has won a Sigma Chi Delta Award for Magazine Public Service (opens in new tab) for his story "Still Waiting After All These Years." (opens in new tab) The award, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, is for his story about the ongoing problem of untested rape kits in America. Also, Pesta has been named as a finalist for a South Asian Journalists Association Award (opens in new tab) for her story "An American Tragedy," in the category of Outstanding Story About the Worldwide South Asian Diaspora.
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (opens in new tab) is a Washington D.C.-based organization with 100,000 members and a 120-year history of philanthropy and social and political advocacy. The Society of Professional Journalists (opens in new tab) is a journalism organization with a 102-year history of promoting journalism and free speech. The South Asian Journalists Association (opens in new tab) connects and serves more than 1,000 journalists across North America and is headquartered at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
24 Hours With John Legend
The singer, record producer, husband, and entrepreneur reveals how he maintains youthful, glowing skin.
By Deena Campbell
What Is Co-Washing, and How Do You Do It? Experts Weigh In
Skip the shampoo.
By Gabrielle Ulubay
Digital Lavender Is About to Be the Biggest Color of the Year
Barbiecore got a "Lavender Haze"-inspired makeover.
By Julia Marzovilla
35 Ways Women Still Aren't Equal to Men
If anyone tries to tell you otherwise, show them these statistics.
By Brooke Knappenberger
How New York's First Female Governor Plans to Fight for Women If Reelected
Kathy Hochul twice came to power because men resigned amid sexual harassment scandals. Here, how she's leading differently.
By Emily Tisch Sussman
Why the 2022 Midterm Elections Are So Critical
As we blaze through a highly charged midterm election season, Swing Left Executive Director Yasmin Radjy highlights rising stars who are fighting for women’s rights.
By Tanya Benedicto Klich
Tammy Duckworth: 'I’m Mad as Hell' About the Lack of Federal Action on Gun Safety
The Illinois Senator won't let the memory of the Highland Park shooting just fade away.
By Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Roe Is Gone. We Have to Keep Fighting.
Democracy always offers a path forward even when we feel thrust into the past.
By Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland, hosts of Pantsuit Politics Podcast
The Supreme Court's Mississippi Abortion Rights Case: What to Know
The case could threaten Roe v. Wade.
By Megan DiTrolio
Sex Trafficking Victims Are Being Punished. A New Law Could Change That.
Victims of sexual abuse are quietly criminalized. Sara's Law protects kids that fight back.
By Dr. Devin J. Buckley and Erin Regan
My Family and I Live in Navajo Nation. We Don't Have Access to Clean Running Water
"They say that the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Why are citizens still living with no access to clean water?"
By Amanda L. As Told To Rachel Epstein