female gaze

On slavery and strong women with Ayesha Attah ’05, author of “The Hundred Wells of Salaga”

"AND THEN THERE'S THE SLAVE." Ayesha Attah ’05 heard these words while working on a family tree with her father. She was stunned, and the seed of her latest book, "The Hundred Wells of Salaga," was planted. Two years later, she began research for the…... » Read more

Alumna cookbook author shares recipes from “Repertoire”

Photos by Ed Anderson “THESE ARE REAL RECIPES from real life, and they really work,” says Jessica Battilana ’00, describing the recipes in “Repertoire,” her first solo, full-length cookbook. Battilana spent many years co-authoring books with renowned chefs Charles Phan, Chad Robertson and Matthew Jennings…... » Read more

Mount Holyoke alumna shares a passion for the stage

Rewind to Tiffany Tang’s ’97 junior year at Mount Holyoke, and she likely would have declared she was done with theater. Despite it being a lifelong love, she wanted a reliable career first and would figure out a way to pursue her creative interests on…... » Read more

Painting of swirling colors

Mount Holyoke alumna creates cosmic abstractions

In fall 2002, Claudine Lang Bing ’60 was an art professor on Semester at Sea. The time she spent traveling around the world on a ship and gazing at stars in the night sky stayed with her and became the inspiration for her most recent…... » Read more