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Buy A Poem, Help A Girl.

July 7, 2014 by

Since 2001, WriteGirl has been giving teen girls the power of the pen and helping them to find their own voices. The writing and mentoring program promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills. Through this innovative combination, these young women gain confidence and write their way to brilliant futures. For the third year in a row the Los Angeles based organization, named California’s ... [Read More]

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Celebrating America’s Independence… Happy July 4th

July 4, 2014 by

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." - Erma Bombeck ... [Read More]

Fourth Of July By Rosa G (The Official Music Video)

Fourth Of July By Rosa G (The Official Music Video)

July 3, 2014 by

Meet Karla Solarte aka Rosa G, a Colombian actor/producer who makes “funny videos and delicious empanadas.” Her latest is a hilarious and entertaining ode to the 4th of July. Be forewarned… the tune kind of sticks with you. ... [Read More]

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Meet Grace And Her Doll Ella, The Chemo Barbie That Helps Young Cancer Patients

July 3, 2014 by

When Melissa Bumstead’s daughter Grace, 4, was diagnosed with Leukemia this past spring, they had no idea how they would tell her about the realities of the chemotherapy treatment she would be receiving, and that she would soon be losing her beautiful, curly hair. When a nurse at Children’s Hospital ... [Read More]

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4th Of July By The Numbers… A Little Bit Of History And Lots Of Fun Facts

July 2, 2014 by

Did you know... the Continental Congress* voted for independence on July 2, 1776, but didn’t approve the Declaration of Independence until July 4th. Now 238 years later, how do we Americans show pride for our nation, and appreciation for what our founding fathers did? By setting off magnificent fireworks (14,000 displays will ... [Read More]

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Why Feminist Actress Zoe Saldana Looks To Space To Find Better Female Roles

July 2, 2014 by

Zoe Saldana is an actress and vocal champion for equality and feminism. She’s also the "reigning queen of scifi franchises," with Star Trek, Avatar and now Guardians of the Galaxy under her belt. Zoe recently told Badass Digest what draws her to these scripts and why she looks to space to find better female roles ... [Read More]

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These Inspiring Illustrations Have Us Thinking Body And Beauty Positive

July 2, 2014 by

Carol Rossetti is a 26-year-old illustrator and graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We came across her beautiful work online and needed to know more about her and her inspired body and beauty positive illustrations. WYSK connected with Carol and here’s what she shared with us: ... [Read More]

The EPA Chica Squad Is Cleaning Up Their Community

The EPA Chica Squad Is Cleaning Up Their Community

July 1, 2014 by

Last week, with much fanfare, Google launched its Made With Code campaign, a new initiative to encourage young women to learn how to code. Among the resources they are providing, including programs, links, downloads and projects, they have also created a fantastic series of videos of young women making things with code. ... [Read More]