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East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Top 5 Online Stars Who've Quit Social Media

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

It's an interesting dilemma for people who become internet famous, whether it's a celebrity who joins Twitter or Instagram or a previously unknown per...

5 Gay TV Characters You Need in Your Life Right Now

Mike Ciriaco | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Ciriaco

Break out the pinot noir, because Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns for its second season on April 15th, which means more of our favorite funny gay, Titus Andromadon.

The Overcomer

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

So here we are again, wobbling. But this is a mental wobble with more risk than anything she's ever had to experience. I can feel the struggle she's experiencing by just watching her.

Foundations Must Think Globally and Act Locally

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

In business, "think global, act local" has become a well-known saying, but in nonprofits and foundations, we sometimes forget to do both. It can be e...

HBO Girls' Marnie: I Root for Her

Craig Flickinger | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Craig Flickinger

When I see Marnie on Girls I feel as though my personality was written down and slapped on a female body then put to television. Marnie Michaels is an on-screen reminder of how far I have come, how far I have to go, and how I want to conduct myself and not conduct myself.

'Girls' Is The Best It's Been Since Season 1

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment

"You know you just recoiled from my touch? You recoiled from my touch like I'm a monster!" Desi, the parasitic narcissist, squawked these words during...

Kenya & Menstrual Equity: What you didn't know

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

There is a global call to action to end the tax on tampons. Bills are being put forward across the US and the UK with advocates and politicians clamor...

The Stripped Word and Naked Girls

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
Leslie Zemeckis

Naked Girls Reading sounded like a fabulous evening; naked beauties sitting around reading literature to a paid audience. What a novel idea for a literary salon. But which came first, the nudity or the literature?

Young Girls Learn About Gender Justice and Environmental Stewardship

A.Tianna Scozzaro | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
A.Tianna Scozzaro

These young female leaders understood that social justice, like the civil rights Mary McLeod so dearly fought for, are imperative for the the protection of each and everyone's ability to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and enjoy, explore and protect our natural lands.

A Girl's Life by El Zahraa Gomaa, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
YaLa Young Leaders

"Do not think, just do!" A daily dose of frustration you should hear if you are a girl in Egypt. I live in a small Egyptian village, this village is...

Mass Media and Body Dissatisfaction: Root Cause or Just a Reminder?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

I have no doubt that thin ideal media is obnoxious and often morally repugnant. Nor that many women (and men) feel anxious or angry when presented with such media. But media psychology has often had difficulty separating morality from good data.

Slut-Shaming Existed Long Before the Internet

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

I was a teenager once, too. Back in the 80s. Before cell phones and Macbooks were things girls covered in RedBubble stickers and toted around 24/7. There were no selfies, or belfies, or Kardashians to take and post them. But we still felt the same pressure to fit in and measure up.

#FredinChina: Millennials to Steal Women's Day

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

'Women's Day' is on March 8th, and celebrates equality between the men and women. This is a very serious day in China, where every Chinese woman expects to be treated extremely well on this day by her entourage, family, company and her husband.

Why We Should Empower Girls to Celebrate (Big and Small) Victories

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Lauren Galley

Developing values that reflect kindness and compassion, especially in our media-driven society, is considered success. Success for teen girls can be as simple as making a positive choice to stay out of the drama or as significant as saying no to drugs.

Do I Want My Daughter to Be a Princess?

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 03.13.2016 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

I realize I'm sending mixed messages about girl power. "You can be anything you want," I tell them. "Girls are strong." And then 15 minutes later, when my four-year-old asks for a story, I'm reverting to the old standby: The prince sweeps the princess off her feet.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women to be Multifaceted is NOT Slut Shaming

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Angelina Darrisaw

As I heard Leymah Gbowee and her daughters describe, there is undoubtedly more than one way to be a woman. Maybe we can one day unite around our internal beauty and forget the rest. Ultimately, some women feel empowered naked and some feel empowered clothed, but all women have a right to express and celebrate what empowers and inspires them, without being shamed for that either.

Action for Women and Girls Must Happen Year Round

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.

Why We Shame Millennials Living at Home

Michael Restiano | Posted 03.10.2016 | Media
Michael Restiano

I turn 24-years old in June. I graduated magna cum laude from a prestigious NESCAC school, have lived abroad and in New York City, and am lucky enough to have a rewarding, financially sound career. And, I live at home with my parents--out of choice.

Is Gender Diversity In STEM Workforce Possible Without K-Leadership?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Pradeep Aradhya

Are Nerds mostly white men? Apparently the ones in leading Tech companies are 60 - 70% so and up to 51% in other STEM workforces. The many recent p...

Moving In With Your SO Could Actually Set Your Relationship Backwards

Demetra Gregorakis | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Demetra Gregorakis

If you want a ring, don't move in with your boyfriend. What? Did you read that right? Yes, you did. I said "don't." You probably won't listen to me anyway.

It's Time to #giveashit About Sanitation for Women

Kevin Rudd | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Kevin Rudd

For millions of women that live outside Australia, toilets, or their lack thereof, are a deadly serious issue. For them, toilets are never a joke. They are a matter, at times, of life or death.

A Challenge to Emma Watson (and All Feminists): Learn about Challenges for Women with Disabilities

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Last week, actress and feminist powerhouse Emma Watson made waves in the media after announcing that she would be taking a year off of acting for "per...

I'll Make a Man out of You

Corinne Rogero | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Corinne Rogero

What makes a man? Is it his love for sports or his depth of knowledge about music? Or is it his six-pack of chiseled abs? Is it found in his pursuit ...

Adwoa Aboah Can Pat Her Dog and Speak Her Mind at the Same Time

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Founder of GURLS Talk, feminist crusader, actress, model and friend to many, Adwoa Aboah shares with us a few tidbits about her life and her dog, of course.