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An Open Letter To Stephen Bannon From The Seven Sisters Presidents

November 23, 2016 by

November 21, 2016 Mr. Stephen K. Bannon Presidential Transition Office 1800 F Street NW Washington, DC 20006   Dear Mr. Bannon: Given your appointment as Senior Counselor by President-elect Donald Trump, a number of your comments have been scrutinized by the press. As has been widely reported, in a 2011 interview with Political Vindication Radio, ... [Read More]

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One Millennial’s Story Of Sacrifice, Debt, Struggle, Doubt… And The Fight To Keep Chasing Her Dreams

November 22, 2016 by

By d'Arquoia Connor - I never thought my life would turn out like this. When I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at twenty, and graduate school at twenty three, I would have never imagined I would be twenty-seven living paycheck to paycheck, broke, barely able to pay my bills, with a stack of student loans, working ... [Read More]

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As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

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Artist Building A Parthenon Of Banned Books As Monument To Intellectual Freedom

November 7, 2016 by

Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.” The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]

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What Tomorrow Brings… Compelling Documentary Takes Close Look At Educating Girls in Afghanistan

October 25, 2016 by

In spite of the global attention to the issue, girls in Afghanistan continue to struggle as they pursue an education. In the new documentary What Tomorrow Brings, filmmaker Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges, ... [Read More]

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Yours: A Comic About Consent And Empowerment

October 25, 2016 by

“Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.” With statistics like these, it’s more important than ever to talk with kids about consent and empowerment. One dad, who goes by the moniker “Lunarbaboon,” has nailed it in his recent comic entitled Yours. ... [Read More]

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All-Girl Team Of Inventors Awarded Grant For Solar Powered Tent To Combat Homelessness

October 25, 2016 by

Today, a group of 12 high school students from the DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, California are being recognized for their invention to combat homelessness in LA using solar powered collapsible tents for shelter. They are one of 15 InvenTeams across the nation to be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding from the ... [Read More]

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Young Woman Defies Community And Culture To Pursue Feminist Dreams And Empower Moroccan Girls

September 22, 2016 by

By Bochra Laghssais - Growing up in a little Amazigh village called Tazarine in the desert oasis of Morocco means being born into family tribe which is dominated by men.  My community works on a segregated system that discriminates against women because of their gender. The only expectation for a woman is that ... [Read More]

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