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May 2019

A Note from Melinda

Patience is a virtue—most of the time. It’s a virtue when it comes to how you treat the people around you. It’s also important to be patient with yourself. But I’d never urge someone to be patient in the face of inequality.

As I’ve traveled across the country talking to people about my new book, they’ve told me they want change and they want it now. Both men and women agree that equality can’t wait. Not anymore. That’s why our theme for the May edition of Evoke is impatience.

Here you’ll find essays, photographs, and stories that explain why so many of us feel impatient for progress—and how we intend to channel that impatience into action.

What's Inspiring Me

"Alpha Girls" by Julian Guthrie

In her new book, Julian Guthrie shows what's possible for women and girls everywhere by highlighting the stories of ground breaking women in Silicon Valley.

Brené Brown: “The Call to Courage”

There are few people who can deliver a "call to courage" quite like Brené Brown. I continue to be inspired by Brené’s wisdom and empathy.

“The Faces Behind the 19th Amendment”

This new National Portrait Gallery exhibit features the untold stories of leaders who fought for the rights of all women to cast ballots.