Posthumous Homage: the NY Time's "Overlooked"

If you are a regular reader of the New York Times obituaries, you’ve probably noticed (and they’ll readily admit) that the majority of featured subjects are (mostly white) males. Seeking to balance the scales, on International Women’s Day, The Times announced the addition of a new regular column called “Overlooked.” Beginning with the stories of 15 incredible women (including Charlotte Bronte, Sylvia Plath, and Diane Arbus, as well as some perhaps lesser known, but no less interesting  ladies) it promises to catch us up on the “obituaries for [those] who left indelible marks but were nonetheless overlooked.” 

You can have a look here to read the obituaries, find out how the project came to be, and there’s even a form to nominate future candidates for the feature.. 

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