The cutting edge work that Madeline Gannon does is highly complex, but to put it in the simplest terms, she invents "better ways to communicate with machines that make things." Most recently Madeline set out to develop a way for industrial robots, which she describes as "truly incredible" machines, but "fairly dumb" and "very dangerous" due to their inability to "see" their surroundings, to more safely ... [Read More]
After being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy’s normal turned into a fight for her life. Like so many other women, she endured multiple surgeries and dozens of chemo treatments that briefly extended her life, but would not save it.
Before Heather ... [Read More]
We have never been shy about our LOVE of Wonder Woman... the comic, the hit 70s TV show, the iconic heroine, the Amazonian warrior, other WW-inspired stuff (e.g. the 2016 Barbie, a hilarious comic, empowering art, leather jacket, Converse All Stars, Mrs. Potato Head, etc.). So we decided to pop over to Lynda Carter's ... [Read More]
Joanna Thangiah is an artist inspiring others with her body-positive, feminist and inclusive illustrations. Her sharp wit and no holds barred commentary offers a refreshing point of view on the typical and stereotypical messages women are often subjected to.
It’s no surprise that Joanna’s aim is to ... [Read More]
This is Shaylee, a delightful 6-year-old with some seriously amazing storytelling skills! Shaylee, who was born deaf, is a native signer and the daughter of Sheena McFeely and Manny Johnson, who are also deaf and teach American Sign Language (ASL) on their website ASLnook. ... [Read More]
Shortly after Katie Prior, a 15-year-old from Oklahoma, started playing trumpet, her great-grandfather, a WWII veteran became ill and passed away. At the time of his death, Katie and her family talked about how wonderful it would be if she could play Taps at his funeral, but she didn’t have a chance to learn ... [Read More]
Mic, the leading news and media company for young people, Tweeted this photo of Director David O. Russell with his Joy film's star Jennifer Lawrence. The 4 word phrase they chose to caption it with speaks volumes... ... [Read More]
Following a thank you email sent on a whim by her mom to the company behind Lottie dolls, six-year-old Abigail was given an extraordinary opportunity by its co-founder Lucie Follet. The stargazing, space-loving girl, who counts retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, as her personal hero, was ... [Read More]