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Meet The Woman Just Elected President Of The Oldest & Largest Library Association In The World

Meet The Woman Just Elected President Of The Oldest & Largest Library Association In The World

By Valerie Brett Shaindlin Forbes magazine recently published an opinion piece by an economics professor who feels that public libraries across the country should be replaced by Amazon stores. The […]

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How An Immigrant With A Passion For Science Overcame A Sight Disorder To Win The LemelsonMIT Student Prize

How An Immigrant With A Passion For Science Overcame A Sight Disorder To Win The LemelsonMIT Student Prize

By Kayla X. Nguyen I believe in order for young girls and women to learn about the power of facing failure with resilience, people must use their success as a […]

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FEMINIST FRIDAY: 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Highlights Women Who Fight Back

FEMINIST FRIDAY: 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Highlights Women Who Fight Back

Welcome to another Feminist Friday! That part of our week we get to geek out and fangirl over our fave feminist videos of the moment. This week all our videos […]

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Michelle Obama Says She’s Tired Of Seeing Men “Fail Up” & Girls Not Have The Same Opportunity

Michelle Obama Says She’s Tired Of Seeing Men “Fail Up” & Girls Not Have The Same Opportunity

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Michelle Obama was welcomed with applause when she walked onto the stage of Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Saturday evening to sit down with Black-ish […]

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How Learning Different Languages During Summer Camp Changed My Perspective On Life

How Learning Different Languages During Summer Camp Changed My Perspective On Life

By Emma Halpern Growing up, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t watching Spanish language movies, reading Spanish language books, or dancing to Spanish music. Spanish was always a […]

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10 Tweets That Perfectly Capture Why Women Deserve To Be Proud

10 Tweets That Perfectly Capture Why Women Deserve To Be Proud

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Women have infinite reasons to be proud. For starters, around 57 percent of the U.S. workforce is female, and 70 percent of women in the workforce also […]

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School Teachers By Day, Punk Rockers At Night, Encouraging Children To Raise Their Voices

Teachers have been in the news a lot lately, from marches in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Our nation’s educators are demanding better pay and increased funding for resources. They are the […]

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‘Resist’ Docuseries Follows Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Protesting New LA County Jail

‘Resist’ Docuseries Follows Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Protesting New LA County Jail

You are already familiar with the social justice message of Black Lives Matter. The focus on social and racial justice makes BLM easily one of the most importance movements in […]

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Online Student Uses Community Activism & Education To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslims

Online Student Uses Community Activism & Education To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslims

If there is one particular demographic in America we are inspired by right now, it is students. It has been really exciting seeing the youth of today step into their […]

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This Husband & Wife Team Go Into War Zones To Disrupt Cycles Of Conflict Using Education

We all love a good “how did you meet?” story to learn the interesting and romantic ways couples get together. For Cassandra and Edison Lee, theirs is a very unique […]

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Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

For many of us growing up in the developed world, riding a bike as a youngster was an activity we did for fun with our friends and family, and it […]

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Australian Teen Girl Breaks Exploring Record & Hits Back At Sexist Critics In The Best Way

Australian Teen Girl Breaks Exploring Record & Hits Back At Sexist Critics In The Best Way

There’s a saying that goes “revenge is a dish best served cold”, and in the case of 16 year-old record-breaking explorer Jade Hameister, that dish is a ham and cheese […]

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Brazilian Teen Rapper MC Soffia Writes Lyrics That Empower Young Black Girls & Tackle Racism

Brazilian Teen Rapper MC Soffia Writes Lyrics That Empower Young Black Girls & Tackle Racism

Remember the name MC Soffia, because this teen girl is making a name for herself in Brazil. Since the age of 6, Soffia Rocha has aspired to be a rapper […]

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New Coloring Book For Girls Created To Build Up Their Confidence, Imagination And Spirit

New Coloring Book For Girls Created To Build Up Their Confidence, Imagination And Spirit

While 2016 may have ended on a very sour note due to the result of the US Presidential election, that anger seemed to give way to a wave of female […]

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Badass Artist Julie Van Grol Releases Workbook For Girls Featuring 100+ Trailblazing Women

Badass Artist Julie Van Grol Releases Workbook For Girls Featuring 100+ Trailblazing Women

In 2016 we profiled a really cool art series created by illustrator Julie Van Grol, titled ‘100 Days of Badass Babes‘. Each day on Instagram over the course of a […]