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Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

It's hard not to fall into sexism as the mother of sons. It's hard not to look at your friend's daughters as potential wives to your future head of the household. I know, I know, you can't say it. But you think it when no one is looking.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

5 Signs You're Stepping into Your Feminine Power

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

In my women's circles, time and time again, I'm surrounded by women who are taking courageous steps, saying, "You know what? I've been compromising myself my whole life, and I'm over it! Now's my time."

Why I Want to Empower Girls

Robin McGraw | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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.

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...

Why 'Badass British Lady Detectives' Should Be Your Favorite Netflix Category

Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.02.2014 | TV
Erin Ruberry

There's an entire genre -- Vulture calls it British Women Getting It Done -- where women take matters into their own hands to solve crimes, save lives and sometimes, God forbid, knock a few strands of hair out of place. These ladies aren't your mother's Miss Marple.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

Not Bad For a Girl: Can Bias Give Women the Advantage?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.03.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

The next time you find the words "for a girl" going through your head when you're assessing a woman entrepreneur or businesswoman, you might want to ask yourself if your own sexism might cause you to greatly underestimate a woman's talents and strength.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Affirmations for the Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

When it comes to relationships, many strong, self-confident women fear that they will fail, either at finding a partnership or at making one work.

Don't Ban Bossy -- Be Bossy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

If we ban bossy, we would also have to ban all the other words that are used to keep strong women down (ballsy, shrill, pushy). The real issue is not the word itself, but the negative ideas about assertive women that lead people to use it as a put-down.

Unapologetically Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Women have been apologizing too hard, and too long. Am I too strong? (I'm sorry!) Too pretty? (I'm so sorry!) Not pretty enough? (Ditto!) Too threatening? (Oh, dear!) Too smart? (Gasp!) Too loud? (Oops!) Enough! Let's stop apologizing.

The Surprising Thing I Learned From Being 'Too Strong'

Jill Knapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jill Knapp

I was constantly validated for being reserved. But there's a thin line between being reserved and being repressed. Anytime a small wave of emotion would hit me, my first instinct would immediately be to hide it. To laugh it off or have a drink.

WATCH: Why Latina Daughters Need Powerful Role Models

Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

As the saying goes, little girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some argue that focusing on "everything nice" makes it harder for gi...

The 5 Women to Watch at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games

Collette Stohler | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Collette Stohler

The Games athletes have devoted hundreds of hours to training in the gym, and dedicated their sweat, blood, and tears to this endeavor. These ladies are the ultimate exhibit that strong really is the new skinny.

Going for the Brass Ring

Honey Seltzer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Honey Seltzer

He looked at me and said I should be producing films he said, not working as someone's assistant. I was shocked. It had never crossed my mind that I was good enough to take the helm of something. I had been programmed from childhood to take a back seat to all men.

Nominate 40-something Women: Mothers, Teachers, and Mentors

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Marquis Cabrera

Many ordinary 40-something women are making a big difference in today's world, in their own ways. For example, NBA All-Star Kevin Durant's grandmothe...

What Every Woman Can Learn From Men

Posted 03.13.2013 | OWN

By Amy Finnerty "Why can't a woman be more like a man?" When Alan Jay Lerner wrote those words for "My Fair Lady" and stuck them in the mouth o...

The Girl Crush

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels March is Women's History Month, but I say we celebrate the history that is hap...

How to Get Back On the Horse: 3 Tips for Resilience

Blake Landau | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Blake Landau

We watch females on sitcoms, romantic comedies, news programming and movies for cues on how to be a woman. But we don't get a lot of information around how to be a strong, resilient woman in the media or anywhere else -- unless we know to look for it.

Will I Follow My Grandmother's Path in Love?

Nina Camp | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nina Camp

I was sitting on the balcony floor watching PBS on her portable television when she came up the wood and iron spiral staircase, went to a low shelf, pulled out a cardboard box and said, "These are my journals. You can go through them if you like."

Women Must Stand Up for Themselves in the Workplace

Helen Drinan | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Helen Drinan

When I was working in middle management in banking, I faced an extremely challenging personal and professional situation. I worked for a male leader who was emotionally and verbally abusive.

How My Mom's Cancer Helped Me Battle My Own Disease

Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

Katie Campisano | The Daily Muse Today was a perfect day. The air had that distinct crisp fall feeling. The weather was ideal, but there was more t...

Boys vs. 21st Century Men

Amanda Slavin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Amanda Slavin

I am changing the When Harry Met Sally rule: Men and women can be friends. We can learn a few things about each other if we respect our differences.