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Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

Lauren Galley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As girls we fail at empowering each other in so many ways. Viewing our peers in a competitive way leaves many girls feeling inadequate and that vicious cycle of hatred starts the wheel spinning. It's up to us to begin a movement of gaining confidence and empowering one another instead of tearing each other down.

My Daughter Loves Princesses. And That's OK With Me

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

We spent a lot of time pretending that the princesses didn't exist. But school is the wild west and kids talk. Within weeks of her first day, she was talking about Cinderella and Rapunzel and it was clear that she'd become smitten with fairy tales. We couldn't pretend any longer.

Hellfire of the Vanities: Confessions of a Latina Redneck

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 09.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

A Target Intervention On Behalf Of My Daughters

Stephanie Giese | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

We are your target (pun intended) audience, and I'm here today to tell you that what I'm about to say is important to all of us. You are making our daughters' clothes wrong.

Why I Want to Empower Girls

Robin McGraw | Posted 09.19.2014 | Dr. Phil
Robin McGraw

It's so important for girls and teens to develop the courage and self-esteem to know that they can accomplish anything they want in life, and I hope that through my continued work with Girl Scouts of the USA, we can help enable girls across the country to reach their full potential.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Lena Dunham Really Wants Adam Driver To Watch 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment

We're not sure what's a bigger deal: that Adam Driver has never watched "Girls" (except the pilot) or that Lena Dunham has never seen a "Star Wars" mo...

Zachary Quinto Talks 'Girls,' Why He Loves Lena Dunham

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Zachary Quinto will be featured on "Girls" next season, but his plotline remains an incredibly well-guarded secret. "I promised Lena I wouldn't spi...

Effective Ways to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

Honor killings might not be preventable among the current generation of adult men, but certainly we can bring the new generation of young boys closer to understanding themselves and the other half of the universe made up of women and girls.

Kolkata-Born Photographer Uses Football To Empower Girls In India

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts

"I believe that girls' empowerment is of vital global importance," Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, one of the famed photographers/filmmakers behind Markus and ...

To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in two-word sentences, she laughed and said, "Cleo speaks in paragraphs, always with a huge smile."

Food, Bikes and Elephants: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

Zosia Mamet Thinks That 'Girls' Controversy Was A 'Good Thing,' Thanks To Judd Apatow

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment

When HBO premiered "Girls" in April of 2012, the show immediately generated lots of buzz. The cast of starlets all had famous parents, the 30-minute e...

Zosia Mamet Is 'Honored' That Taylor Swift Identifies As A Shoshanna

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women

"Girls" star Zosia Mamet hasn't spent a lot of time reading up on Taylor Swift, but she seemed pretty pleased to hear that the country songstress deem...

Please Do Grow Up

Wendy Bradford | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

I remember when I realized I had a daughter and not just a baby. It was as if the planet shifted, and I felt close to slipping off. All the hard edges revealed themselves, and it occurred to me I would be teaching a girl how to be in a world I had not yet figured out.

When Gender Norms Didn't Work For My Kid

Erika Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Erika Kleinman

Instead of trotting out the same old stereotypes about what girls and boys are like, we could talk about what our children do; how they move through the world. We could talk about all the ways they are human, and how great it is just to be a part of it.

Oprah, Are You Listening?

Melanie Young | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

When people say you should be doing this or that, how does it make you feel? Do you take it as a compliment or criticism or neither? And how do you respond?

Ode to a Girl on the Day My Daughter Turns 13

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Maryam Zar

Women have the power to affect change -- but they need a chance and that chance can only come with education.

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

Dear Freshman Girls

Lauren Galley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

First days are an amazing part of growing up and now that I have just begun my sophomore year of college, I too am feeling all the excitement once again as I start a new chapter in my life.

'You Should Be Flattered': Body Image and Street Harassment in the Internet Age

Samantha Shokin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Samantha Shokin

I really believe that if we stressed to girls that health is more important than beauty, that self-esteem more valuable than sexiness, we could save women from the kind of self-destructive thinking that consumed me growing up.

Mark Waid Talks Everstar and Comics for Girls

Bryan Young | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

Comics superstar Mark Waid is working hard to make comics better. He always has been.