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Talking With Jessica Williams About the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Telling New Stories

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The occasion is this year's Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, this weekend, October 24th and 25th, and the delightful subject is Jessica Williams, who will receive -- along with award-winning actress Ebony Jo-Ann -- the inaugural Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

Why More Girls Should Play Sports

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Helen Drinan

The push for gender equity has been long and hard. Many women, including myself, have endured challenges of subtle and not-so-subtle biases in the workplace. The next generation of women will face new and different obstacles, but the preparation girls and women receive from participating in competitive sports will enable many more of them to reach higher and to go further.

Kid President Becomes Kid Feminist In This Hilarious Rap About Awesome Girls

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

Eleven-year-old author and YouTube sensation Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, is a total star. His Kid President series covers ev...

A Beautiful Hope: A Story of Human Trafficking and Survival

Lisa Williams | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lisa Williams

Five years ago this month, a young girl from Los Angeles called me from state custody and simply asked, "Can you help me?"  Four years earlier, at 13-years-old, her older sister had handed her over to a pimp.

Girl Power -- The #1 Way to Transform Women's Equality

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Carlynne McDonnell

Teaching women to embrace and use their power will change our lives today. Teaching girls about power will change their present, and our future. Together we will create a shared reality of truly empowered girls who will change our society and our world, for the better.

10 Things Beauty Addicts Want You to Understand (and Please Don't Ask These Questions)

Janet Miller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Style
Janet Miller

Everyone loves compliments. We take time and put in effort so, yes, recognition is great. But I promise that it's not the end goal. Many of us have far more accomplishments worth celebrating than our facial contouring skills.

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

Jemima Kirke Chops Off Her Hair While Hanging Around Topless

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

Jemima Kirke and her girls (no, not her children) made quite the appearance on Twitter early this morning. The 30-year-old actress shared a vide...

Solving Math Problems Like a Girl

Alexandra Dalrymple | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Alexandra Dalrymple

I eventually gave Amelia the first grade math evaluation. Afterwards, I asked her about school. We did some problems from her school textbook together and talked about things she liked to do. She told me that she loved to read but hated math. "I'm just not good at it."

Combating Violence Against Displaced Women and Girls

Lindsay Stark | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Lindsay Stark

The plight of displaced people--a global phenomenon fueled by conflict, natural disaster, and economic adversity--exacerbates certain types of violence against women and girls.

Lena Dunham Poses Topless For Latest Issue Of Harper's Bazaar

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment

Lena Dunham has shed her clothes yet again, this time for the sake of fashion.  The actress appears on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's November is...

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

Debate Gut Check: Which Presidential Wanna Be will Stand Up for Girls?

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

The things girls most need in order to thrive in this or any country are not complicated or prohibitively costly. Our leaders should take time out from their litanies of poll-tested platitudes to listen hard to the voices of our own girls, who will be honored to show them the way.

How Parents Can Win the Battle of 'Social Media VS. Third Grade Girls'

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Lauren Galley

Youth are not the only ones struggling with the pressures and lack of education when it comes to social media use, so I've put together some tips that will help guide both parents and their girls enjoy a positive digital experience.

Renée Joslyn of CGI on the International Day of the Girl

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

One of the greatest blessings of my new role with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been getting to know, working with, and learning from Renée Joslyn, the Director of Girls and Women Integration at CGI.

Michelle Obama Reminds Girls Not To Take Their Education For Granted

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

In honor of the United Nations' International Day of the Girl on Sunday, first lady Michelle Obama discussed her passion for promoting girls' edu...

Girl Children Everywhere Deserve the World

Cindy Jones-Nyland | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Cindy Jones-Nyland

I'd like to celebrate girls as they reach for their greatest ambitions. But let's keep in mind the 62 million girls who aren't in school, and let's all do what we can do to become part of the solution. Change starts when each of us makes a commitment to creating better circumstances for our global community.

Cross-sector Collaboration to Empower Girls

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

The charge to educate girls is amplifying. Girls Inc. is proud to partner with The White House's Let Girls Learn initiative to help adolescent girls around the globe complete their education.

Women and Girls Lead Sustainable Development for All

Anna Shen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Anna Shen

A remarkable consensus has emerged: Women's leadership and inclusion is essential for meeting not only UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 -- gender equality -- but the 16 other global goals as well.

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New York is an amazing opportunity that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have been honoured to accept for the fourth year in a row.

10 Girl-Approved Halloween Costumes

Michelle Cove | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

This year, my 11-year-old, and at least half of her friends, are planning to dress as YouTube sensation Miranda Sings. I am SO on board with this costume.

It's Time We Starting Listening to Adolescent Girls

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

In Kenya, as in many places around the world, a girls' journey into adolescence is a challenging time. She faces significant pressures and expectations.

Football-Playing Girl Wears No. 13 Because, Well, You Can Guess

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

In a year in which football has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons, an 11-year-old girl in a Kentucky middle school is attempting to har...

School Flyer Offers Lesson in What Not to Say About Girl's Clothes

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Gretchen Kelly

Girls are bombarded. Daily. Hourly. Constantly. With the shoulds and the should nots. You should act this way. You should project this image. You should be careful not to project this image.

The Social Good Summit Taught Us Four Important Things About Reproductive Health & Rights

Joan Erakit | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Joan Erakit

Nations are built upon the grace, perseverance and strength that women bring to the table. Denying a young girl the opportunity to make her own empowered choices greatly diminishes the power of a country to develop successfully.