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I Had A Baby, But I Was Nobody's Mother

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I kissed a girl for the first time when I was 22 years old and fell madly in love. For nine months before, she had been my constant companion, a blind little flounder that swam and bubbled under my skin. She was warm and wet and growing every day; I was terrified.

Donating to Women and Girls Just Got Easier

Jennifer James | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Jennifer James

A chronic lack of resources, funds and access to capital keep women who live in low- to middle-income countries on poverty rolls.

Our Collective Global Future: Children and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

Anika Rahman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Anika Rahman

As any parent instinctively knows, our children are our future. They will inherit the world we leave for them. How they lead and shape the world depends in large part upon our actions today, upon how we invest in them.

Lauren Duca

'Girls' Finally Went There With An Abortion Storyline | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women

“I can’t go for a run because I had an abortion yesterday,” announces Adam Sackler’s new girlfriend, Mimi-Rose Howard. With that statement, ...

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Lori Day | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so bad, or perhaps even good.

Demonstrating Love Through the Newest Languages Human Beings Know

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Laura Wellington

"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.

Why Girls Gossip

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

The power of a face-to-face conversation, learning what drives us, and the ability to visualize body language empowers us to be tolerant, inclusive and empower each other.

How Football Taught These 12-Year-Olds What it Means to be a Girl

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

"Give me your definition of what it means to be a girl?" That is the question photographer Kate Parker asked 13-year-old Callen Swiegart between her football game and cotillion class.

What It Means to Act "Like a Girl"

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Lorena Aguilar

The "Like a Girl" advertisement that aired on Super Bowl Sunday was inspiring. And so are the many women and girls across the globe who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds on a daily basis. Let us not forget what it means to act "like a girl" - not just athletically, but in terms of human prosperity and a more just world.

Girls in Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it? We must all work tirelessly to give hope and a fair chance to these girls and all children by promoting policies, programs, and supports that help them and their families, especially those most at risk.

Letters to Hadley: Fighting

Liz Olson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

When I was 20, I came home from college with a broken finger. The doctor couldn't quite understand how a football caused a fracture near the knuckle of my ring finger. It made sense that he couldn't make sense of it. Because I didn't break it playing football. I broke it hitting Brad.

Being Single On Valentine's Day Is A Little Different For Girls Than It Is For Guys

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.12.2015 | Comedy

Aah, Valentine's Day. A day for roses, romantic dinners and fancy gifts, right? Sure -- unless you're single. The latest installment of Elite Daily...

How Elementary Teachers Discourage Girls in Math and Science

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

A new study highlights the influence of teachers' subconscious biases on girls' tendency not to pursue math and science courses, relating this directl...

UN Foundation Program Empowers Girls Across The Globe

HooplaHa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact

In this week's addition of Chicken Soup For The Soul moments we bring you an organization that is helping shape our future generation.

Book Review of P.O.W.E.R by Lisa Kramer

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Massachusetts based author and blogger, Lisa Kramer has put out a book that boldly seeks a feminist call to action by asking the question, "What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities to change the world?

'The Best Spinoff TV Has Ever Launched'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

After a brief hiatus, HuffPost Live's "Spoiler Alert" has returned! Host Ricky Camilleri got things back into gear on Monday with quite a positive tak...

Education Is More Than a Numbers Game for Children

World Vision | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
World Vision

He's only 14, but Samer is already making difficult choices and sacrifices just to get a basic education. Living in a tent in Lebanon after fleeing the fighting in Syria with his mother and brother two years ago, Samer leapt at the first opportunity to return to any kind of schooling.

Men Break Down Watching Footage Of Female Genital Mutilation, Vow To Speak Out Against Practice

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact

Sometimes it takes a glimpse into a dark reality in order to spark positive change. In a video produced by advocacy group Safe Hands for Mothers, y...

For The Girls Who Drink Whiskey

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Kate Bartolotta

If you sit down to talk with a whiskey-drinking woman (especially when she's got a whiskey in hand), expect to cover anything and everything. Expect to look up at the clock to realize it's 3 a.m. and still be hungry for more.

Leveling the Playing Field, Without Fear

Kim Turner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Kim Turner

This National Girls and Women in Sports day, let's redouble our commitment to spreading the word about Title IX, including its anti-retaliation protections, address inequities with action, and ensure that female athletes have the chance to participate and excel in athletics.

I Live My Life #LikeAGirl: No Excuses Needed

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Lauren Galley

For all the girls out there who are like me and don't excel in sports, I'd like to share the message I took from this genius campaign.

The Power of Personal Storytelling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Mitch Ditkoff

I was not probing. I was not teaching. I was not "looking for an opening" to establish more rapport. I was merely recounting a story that mattered to me -- one, it turns out, that mattered to her.

The "Ersatz" Parenthood Finale

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 04.05.2015 | TV
Amalia Negreponti

The relentlessly upbeat, upscale and photogenic advent of the Braverman clan minus its progenitor Zeek, propelled forward into a future of happiness w...

Dear Pope Francis: Saving the World Requires Contraception

John Seager | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
John Seager

Planning and preventing pregnancy is not only a personal choice; it's a human right that saves lives, combats poverty, and helps to close the inequality gap. But more than that it's a crucial requirement for slowing population growth and, in turn, saving the planet from its greatest threat--climate change.

Inside the Mind of a Teen's Instagram Post

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.21.2015 | Media
Lauren Galley

Most parents don't use Instagram and therefore have no concept of the anxiety that girls face when using this popular application. It's a lot like a roller coaster ride.