Women's History Month: Understanding Today Through the Past

By Angela RuthMarch 5, 2021Last updated on March 1, 2022Featured

Celebrating Women Across Time and Space

Women’s History Month is well underway and already we are seeing incredible moments of reflection and celebration across the globe. This month gives us an opportunity to spotlight the voices and choices of women who have been influential on the course of humanity, but might not have gotten the recognition they deserve. It’s important to remember that studying history helps us understand and grapple with the complexities of life by examining how the past has shaped (and continues to shape) global, national, and local relationships between societies and people. So join us as we spotlight a few Issuu Publishers who are championing the history of women in amazingly creative ways.

Issuu Publishers Take on Women’s History Month


With topics ranging from fashion, food, DIY to technology, digital trends and other lifestyle issues, sisterMAG publishes for women who other magazines don't cater to. These are widely interested, well-educated, independent women who are enthusiastic about the digital world and who want to read intelligent information presented in an appealing design.


One of many student organizations that uses Issuu to share their content across their campus, the AUB Student Union has created a pamphlet that encourages you to study, observe and celebrate the vital role of women in history and our contemporary society. Learn about how other countries celebrate this month, such as Italy’s gifting of mimosa blossoms on La Festa Della Donna. AUBSU explores the roots of revolution that would inspire Women’s History Month and tie it in to the struggles of our modern world. Expand your definition of feminism with their discussion on intersectionality, and learn how you can participate in history today. 

SULA Collective

Sula Collective is an online magazine / space for + by people of colour. In celebration of Women’s History Month, they’ve put together a zine that focuses on raising the voices and featuring the work by the collective’s WOC (women of color) and non-binary POC (people of color). A truly modern creative voice, they’ve included wonderfully illustrated portraits of famous women of colour throughout history, including Frida Kahlo and Malala Yousafzai.

The Chic Mag

The Chic Mag has dedicated this issue to to recognizing and appreciating the amazing women that continue to influence and inspire us all. From personal stories of ancestors and role models, to explorations of influential women in fashion, you’ll find a wide array of personal connections. Check out their piece on female fashion icons that dissects the influential iconic looks of celebrities through the ages, from Marilyn Monroe to Rihanna. 

Denver Urban Spectrum

With how quickly news seems to come and go through the public eye, it could be easy to forget that major history was made not two months ago! On Inauguration Day, Kamala Harris was sworn in as both the first woman and the first woman of color to hold the office of Vice President. A monthly newspaper, Denver Urban Spectrum takes time this month to have Colorado leaders share their opinions on the great expectations of Madame Vice President Kamala Harris. Also, in honor of Women's History Month read about the many other inspiring, enlightening and educational stories of women who are making their mark in history.