#GirlPowered Initiative Shows What’s Possible When Girls Create Their Own Positive Messages

October 18, 2016 by

"Every day, girls are exposed to thousands of messages telling them how to think, feel and look." To help change this harsh reality, the Canadian Women's Foundation has launched an awesome new #GirlPowered initiative that's designed to show what's possible when those negative and harmful ... [Read More]

Meet Lina Khalifeh: Founder Of SheFighter, First Women’s Self Defense Studio In Middle East

September 26, 2016 by

"I teach a mix between Taekwondo, boxing, and pure self defense techniques. We also empower women through seminars and workshops like domestic vilence, sexual harrassment, assault and women's empowerment." - Lina Khalifeh In 2010, after one of her friends was abused by her father and brothers, ... [Read More]

I Am Ugly: Video Cleverly Reflects Personal Impact Of Negative Self-Talk

September 22, 2016 by

"If you wouldn't say it to yourself when you were little, then why would you say it to yourself now?” This is the question that punctuates the final scene of I AM UGLY., a new video by Rachel Levin, the 21-year-old YouTuber behind the wildly popular channel rclbeauty101. Using visuals of Rachel criticizing herself in the mirror, as the kid version of Rachel ... [Read More]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One Woman’s Thank You Letter To The “Helpers” In Her Life

September 16, 2016 by

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" – Mr. Fred Rogers By Caiti Ward - In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I decided to write about the helpers of my life. ... [Read More]

Video: Photographer Brings 19 Strangers Together To Combat Negative Self-Talk In Empowered Shoot

September 9, 2016 by

Click image to play video of photoshoot Cindy Johnson is a boudoir photographer based in central Indiana whose passion is to "show women how beautiful they truly are.” Through her work, she sees firsthand how "women are so great about seeing only beauty in others," but as she says, "unfortunately we have a tendency ... [Read More]

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]

Martha Carucci Bravely Shines A Spotlight On Alcoholism By Sharing Her Journey To Sobriety

August 2, 2016 by

By Martha Carucci - What does an alcoholic look like? For many, the word alcoholic conjures up images of a person on the street drinking from a brown-bagged bottle. Someone completely destitute and disheveled. But what about the mom sitting next to you at a PTA meeting or soccer game? She may be just as miserable. ... [Read More]

“Let’s Fix The Future”: 10-Year-Old Launches Public Participation Kindness Initiative

July 21, 2016 by

On Monday, Fox40 News, a local Sacramento affiliate, ran a story on Leah Nelson, a 10-year-old girl from West Sacramento, who has embarked on a mission to “fix the future” with a public participation, pay it forward-style initiative she dreamed up in her bedroom called “Becuz I Care”. Designed to make the world a better ... [Read More]

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