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Girl Power

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 04.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.

After the Fall: How a Little Trip Put My Life Back on Track

Rachel Chang | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Chang

It's easier to go down the rabbit hole than it is to pull yourself out of it. And on the way up, you may stumble (literally). It took a helpless fall for me to take control of my own life -- and to speak up and fight for myself instead of sitting back and letting the drama floating around get the best of me.

Radically Peaceful: Humanizing Oakland's Youth

Lila Igram | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

Young men and women all over the world should be in charge of telling their own stories.

Inspired to Be Bossy

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Denise Vivaldo

Growing up, I was always called bossy. I thought it meant I would grow up to be a boss. Why not? I thought bossy was feminine for boss, and to be honest, I like the word bossy.

What Kids Actually Think About Sheryl Sandberg, Leaning In, and 'Ban Bossy'

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Everyone agreed: "bossy" isn't a great word, and it is used more often to refer to girls. The girls disliked the word bossy more than the boys did, sure. But here's what's interesting: when we asked the first graders about the word "leader," they were more positive but not overwhelmingly so.

Why I've Never Felt More Beautiful

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

To say a woman is ugly based on her appearance means you haven't really looked at her. It's ignorance. Beauty is more than meets the eye. It goes deeper than that. There are layers of beauty. Beauty is body, mind, heart, and soul.

The New Power Generation

Ann Shoket | Posted 03.05.2014 | Teen
Ann Shoket

The girls you see superglued to their phones aren't just distracted or self-involved, as teenagers are often dismissed as being. Those girls are creating their personal brands on Twitter, launching fashion careers on Tumblr and starting their own businesses on Etsy.

How to Be 'That' Girl

Alexis Jones | Posted 02.28.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jones

It's easy to be the girl who holds grudges, gathers ammunition for not trusting others and an endless list of excuses for why she took her heart off her sleeve. However, I'm asking you not to. I know, it's a huge ask.

Being Beautiful Is Not a Profession

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I learned very young that a woman's power came from her looks. Specifically, my beauty, or lack there of, was how my worth was measured.

Are You Too Old to Be Hot?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

As you get older, who you are shows through. Your personality is seen on your face. It has nothing to do with anyone else or any magic potion.

How Did Beyonce Go From Tina Turner to 'Anna Mae'?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

We are witnessing a sad development in the body of work of this icon. She sold millions as a class act. Why go down this road? Let's hope that at some point the self-respecting, empowered and empowering Beyonce will rise again.

To My Darling Daughters and All the Girls of the World.

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your edge or your curves, your sharpness or your softness, your sass or your sweetness. You came here to write your own rules, not the ones your mother passed down to you.

Nothing to Prove

Rachael Berkey | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Rachael Berkey

As a woman interested in things like science fiction and comic books, I run up against naysayers almost daily.

The Fathers of Women

Lilia Luciano | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Lilia Luciano

Issues affecting women and girls impact everyone. When half the population of a country, and half of a potential workforce, isn't entitled to an education, the effects are monumental.

A Mentor Is a Girl's Best Friend

Alexandra Monir | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Alexandra Monir

A couple months ago, I had the surreal experience of walking into a Manhattan Barnes & Noble and finding my second novel, Timekeeper, on the Teen New Releases shelf along with Kirsten Smith's second book, Trinkets.

LOOK: Is This The Most Awesome Depiction Of Girl Power You've Ever Seen?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.12.2013 | Women

Before comic book companies tell us that we need to be saved -- and long before we ever hear the term 'gender wage gap' -- girls are tough. Don't b...

How A Little Posse Of Tween Girls Made A Huge Change

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

It's time for us to take our collective blinders off and really pay attention. Because the minute we give our kids an iPhone or iPod or any other gadget that puts technology quite literally in the palms of their hands, we become responsible for whatever happens next.

Girl Power -- But at What Cost?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While girl power, the movement that began in the early 90s, has aimed to empower many young girls to be ambitious, assertive, and self-reliant, that girl power as interpreted on TV and in film is slowly but surely seeping into our streets as something more sinister.

The Word of Liberated Women

Harold Ross | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

The triumphs of African-Americans (including women) and those of American women continue to be oddly connected by, among other things, sequential calendar celebrations.

X Factor's Fifth Harmony: Why America Should Embrace a New Girl Group

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

In a time when girls get promised national attention for getting pregnant rather than for following their dreams, the voices of Fifth Harmony deserve to be loud. We can only hope that, even if they go home next week, they will continue to make music.

6 Great Ways to Make a Difference in a Girl's Life

Suki Kramer | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Suki Kramer

It isn't easy growing up as a girl. How many of us has seen once strong, confident and brave girls hit 13 and turn into cowering puddles of insecurity...

LOOK: 9 Lessons We Learned From The Spice Girls

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

People of the world: As of the Olympics closing ceremony, our lives have been officially SPICED up. Ginger, Scary, Baby, Sporty and Posh returned to t...

Girl Power: Olympics 2012 Edition

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

For me, the 2012 Olympics Games represent a step forward in gender equality in sports. I understand much work remains to be done, but this is a time for celebration.

Good News for Girls

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure There have been some great stories about women in the news la...

What Girls Can Learn From Olympic Grrrrrrrrrrrl Power

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The Olympic Games are a good metaphor for a lot of what we call "real life."