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Girl Power

Viva la Smut! That's What She Said

Mara White | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Mara White

While our fictional female characters may lean toward submissive, the real, hard-working women behind them are anything but. We are a powerful community of women who are supportive and closely knit.

Mel B Has No Time For Anyone Who Says There's Trouble In Spice World

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women

If you wanna be my lover, you got to stop pretending the Spice Girls aren't friends. When Mel B dropped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discu...

Mel B Explains Where The Nickname Scary Spice Came From

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment

Nearly 20 years since they crashed into the zeitgeist with "Wannabe," the Spice Girls are still affectionately known by their personality-de...

When You Want to Get Something Done, Give It to a Woman

Lesley Foreman | Posted 09.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Foreman

I have always liked the phrase, when you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. While I still believe that to be true, my life has ta...

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

Melissa McCarthy Shares The Ultimate Girl Power Photo From The Set Of 'Ghostbusters'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment

The new "Ghostbusters" reboot is equipped with a serious dose of girl power thanks to its all-female lead cast, but it's even stronger than we thought...

It's Time To Give The Spice Girls The Credit They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women

If you were a kid in the '90s, you can likely remember that brief, shining period when The Spice Girls reigned supreme. They were everywhere -- on the...

4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.

Kirsten Gillibrand Says Female Friendship Is 'One Of The Best Things' About The Senate

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says women in the Senate stick together, no matter what party they represent. In an interview with The Cut, the Senator...

14 Badass Girl Athletes Show Off Their Game Faces

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents

The 2015 Women's World Cup begins on June 6, and to commemorate the occasion, the clothing brand Wildfang is showcasing some badass young female socce...

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Inspirational, Adorable And Utterly Badass Skater Girls Of Kabul | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

They skate. They fall. They jump right back up again. These are skater girls of Kabul, ages five through 25, who partake in one of the most exhilarati...

Mel B On The State Of 'Girl Power' In 2015

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women

Melanie Brown and the Spice Girls brought "Girl Power" into the zeitgeist almost two decades ago, but the dictum holds just as much weight for the pop...

GoldieBlox Video Tells Parents To Encourage Daughters To Take Risks, Not Fear Failure

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents

GoldieBlox, the construction toy company that aims to inspire future female engineers, has included empowering music for girls in their past commercia...

Slut Shaming is Still a Thing: How Women Are Shifting the Conversation Through the Arts

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

n response to this growing epidemic, Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, founders of The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, decided to take on this complex and multi-layered issue facing women and girls today, namely slut culture, slut shaming and the culture of sexual violence.

I Am A Feminist

Crystal Ung | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Crystal Ung

Yikes, I didn't realize my ambition, admiration of Hillary Clinton and advocacy of women's issues could be seen as mutually exclusive to my maternal instincts and desire to have a family and kids. I like Excel spreadsheets as much as I like baking, is that a problem?

'Don't Settle'

Crystal Ung | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Crystal Ung

Fortunately, you can make the choice to not settle for a mediocre relationship. Don't get me wrong, it's not about selecting self-serving relationships but rather it's about choosing honest, genuine ones with people who value you as much as you do him/her.

The Hook-Up Culture and Alcohol: Recent Grads Share Their Wisdom with Freshmen Girls

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

This fall I interviewed women who recently graduated from Arizona State, Cal, Dartmouth, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Each woman offered practical wisdom and heartfelt advice.

No One Will Tell You This: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

You would put your hand on my belly to feel the baby kicking. You loved the new life that was stirring inside of me. Sometimes I would let you rub an ice cube on my belly to awaken your brother, and we would laugh when we saw a tiny foot or elbow move across my stretched skin.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

She Is Beautiful: Are You?

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Make no mistake, this is no ego-fluffing, 'finishing means you are a winner' type affair, it is about doing and being your best.

Stop Single-Shaming Women

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

end the message that you deserve to venture after your dreams and goals, and if you happen to have a partner who supports that, then go on the venture together. If you stumble into some controlling moments, be aware and stand up for yourself. You are the root of your happiness.

Ladies, You Must 'Doubt Your Doubts'

Crystal Ung | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

The next time you're faced with a tough decision think critically, but also consider what your gut is saying. As you get older and acquire more life experience, you begin to realize the importance of the broader picture. How will the decisions you make affect your mind, body and spirit?

Women Need To Stop Blaming Other Women

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

The perception men have of women is skewed, but the perception women have of each other, I dare say, is even worse.

Aspiring Female Entrepreneur: 7 Lessons I (Re)Learned From Business School

Crystal Ung | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

The way you treat and love yourself is how others will treat and love you. This is true in your professional and personal endeavors. If you command respect, you will get it. So go be amazing, and love yourself while doing so!

The Ask

Kristen Noel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Kristen Noel

I'd like to call attention to the nurturing of our creative and professional selves, an aspect not always so well attended to. We always hear about the proverbial "boy's club" in business, politics, and the professional arena -- can we do a sound check on our "sisterhood" -- can we say the same?