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Shamila Kohestani: Empowering Young Women Through Sports In Afghanistan And Around The World

February 24, 2017 by

By Pary Shuaib - From practicing martial arts to climbing soaring mountains, Afghan women are finding creative ways to break barriers in sports, but before we could conquer hilltops, we had to find our way to fields and gyms. This week, I had ... [Read More]

How I’ve Failed My Daughter… And How You May Be Failing Yours

February 22, 2017 by

By Matthew Heilman - The pink vacuum cleaner, the pink stove, the pink stroller, the pink doll, the pink princesses, the pink purse. Pink and girly EVERYTHING! That’s what I saw as I looked around the house. I’ve been surrounded by it all for two years and I’ve been completely oblivious. For some reason my brain started to put ... [Read More]

What Some Young Women May Not Know

February 16, 2017 by

By Sharon Weeks - It came to my attention recently, after the Women's March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) I will refer to this as their "status quo". But first a crash course in women’s history and a mention of many past marches and the influence they have had. I beg them, and you, to read on. One thing I ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nearly Two Decades Later, Heart Attack Survivor Learns What Killed Her Sister

February 3, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Eve Walker was 12 when her 16-year-old sister Louise collapsed at a party and died on the dance floor. Sixteen years later, in 2002, Walker had a heart attack. She’d been having shortness of breath and dull chest pains for several days. ... [Read More]

This Proud Iranian-American Muslim Will Not Hide Or Shut Up

February 2, 2017 by

By Melody Moezzi - On Sunday, I joined more than a thousand demonstrators at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to oppose an unconstitutional executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week. The order attempts to block refugees from entering the United States for 120 days (or if they’re Syrian, indefinitely) ... [Read More]

Pinspiration Project: How Safety Pins, Bottle Caps And Mod Podge Have The Power To Spread Hope

January 26, 2017 by

Meet Mary Daley, college sophomore and founder of The Pinspiration Project. The growing random acts of kindness movement started with Mary making inspiration-packed bottle cap pins and giving them out to friends and strangers, on a mission to spread hope. This is her story. By Mary Daley - In the fall of 2016, ... [Read More]

Why I Marched: A Letter From A Pro-Life, Republican, Anti-Government-Making-Women’s-Decisions, Stay-At-Home Mom

January 24, 2017 by

I am a married, Pro-Life, Republican, mother of two, and I marched. I wrote this in light of how many women are attempting to shout down women who marched. The myopia of those belittling our efforts is befuddling. I suppose ... [Read More]

#WhyIMarch: 28 Reasons This College Senior Will Be At The Women’s March On Washington

January 19, 2017 by

By Mindy Gorin - The Women's March on Washington and its 200+ sister marches will occur on Saturday, Jan. 21--and I will be there, head and hand-made sign held high, probably barely holding in all of my emotions as I watch the thousands upon thousands of people marching in solidarity with me and other women ... [Read More]

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