As She Preps For Rio, Meet  Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

As She Preps For Rio, Meet Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

August 25, 2016 by

In just 13 days, roughly 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (September 7–18). Among them will be 12-time Paralympic medalist (3 gold), 14-time world champion, and advocate for inclusion, Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair ... [Read More]

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Disparaged For ‘Daring’ To Think I Could Hike Alone In The Woods… I Did It Anyway

This past weekend I did something I’ve never done. I went for a solo hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked lots on my own near where I live and I often go to the trail in the mornings by myself or with a girlfriend before work, so being in the woods unaccompanied ... [Read More]

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

August 24, 2016 by

The new documentary Audrie & Daisy follows the stories of Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, two high school girls from different cities who were sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be friends. Subsequently, the girls were both bullied online and constantly taunted at school. ... [Read More]

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The Velara Warriors, New Female Action Figures For Girls And Boys

August 23, 2016 by

Determined to inspire both girls and boys with strong and powerful role models, sisters Roobini and Trisshala Sittampalam are on a mission to close the gender gap in the toy aisle with their new line of female action figures, the Velara Warriors. The sisters were first inspired to create Velara Warriors after Trisshala went looking for a Rey action figure, ... [Read More]

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L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ (1908) Being Adapted For 2017 Netflix Series

August 23, 2016 by

In 1905, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942) wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, and received rejections from every publisher to whom she sent it. So she put her manuscript "away in a hat box" and there it sat until 1907, when she dusted it off and decided to have another go at getting ... [Read More]

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Ashley Dumais’ Heart Stopped During Swim Meet… Now Entire High School Knows CPR

August 19, 2016 by

By American Heart Association News - Anyone who’s been watching the Olympic swimming events and wondering why lifeguards surround a pool filled with so many expert swimmers should talk to Ashley Dumais. The young swimmer was at a high school ... [Read More]

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Mamma’s Liquid Love… Jewelry Made With Breast Milk

August 18, 2016 by

Ann Marie Sharoupim is a pharmacist who also creates and sells one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with breast milk. It was Ann Marie’s own breastfeeding journey that inspired her to start her jewelry endeavor Mamma's Liquid Love. With her first child Rebecca, Ann Marie struggled to produce her own breast milk. "It took me ... [Read More]

Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

August 18, 2016 by

96 years ago today, on August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. Six days later, on August 26, it was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, giving American women the right to vote after a seventy-two year battle. The driving force and lead strategist behind the influential 1910s suffrage campaigns that brought ... [Read More]

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