“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

December 5, 2016 by

By Julia Travers - At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. ... [Read More]

Don’t Hush, Darling… New Anti-Lullaby From The Corner Laughers Empowers And Gives Back

December 2, 2016 by

Don’t hush, darling, go ahead and cry. Like those starlings, fill up the sky. Don’t be afraid to take up space, You should be seen. And don’t choose princess, when you should be the Queen. (listen to full song below) These are the empowering opening lyrics from Don’t Hush, Darling the new, hauntingly beautiful anti-lullaby from ... [Read More]

Jessica Sennett Is Turning The Cheese Industry On Its Wheels With Revolutionary Home Storage Invention

December 1, 2016 by

For the last ten years, Jessica Sennett has worked as a cheese monger and cheese maker, and to this day, the most common question the 29-year-old gets is, “How should I store my cheese?” That’s because most of us (including Jessica), at some point, have opened up the fridge to find a once delicious wedge of cheese turned ... [Read More]

How Street Harassment Affects Women Bike Messengers

December 1, 2016 by

As we know, street harassment is a reality many women have to deal with everyday. In fact, sixty-five percent of women have reported being targeted by street harassment during their lives, and forty-one percent have been victim to physical harassment, including groping and flashing. And while some people think this type of ... [Read More]

Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: An Adoptee’s Reunion With Her Birth Mom

November 30, 2016 by

By Lisa Coppola - I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24, 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from drugs and alcohol. I asked my new -- also sober -- friend to tag along. On the crisp clear ride from Boston up to the Concord New Hampshire nursing home, ... [Read More]

8-Year-Old Reviews ‘Wonder Woman At Super Hero High’ Book, Gives It 6 Exclamation Points

November 30, 2016 by

Meet Campbell Elise Jones. She’s 8 years old, in the third grade, and when she’s not playing with friends, she loves to draw and write. In fact, she carries a notebook and pencil with her at all times. The young wordsmith’s trusty tools recently came in handy when her dad Clave Jones, Editor-In-Chief of Nerds on Earth ... [Read More]

Hilarious Web Series ‘Period Piece’, About Women Having Their Periods Throughout History, Is Back With Season Two

November 30, 2016 by

While it may be more common place to have an open conversation about periods today, the women who came before us weren't so lucky. Back for its second season, Period Piece, the hilarious web series that mixes menstruation facts ... [Read More]

Illustrator Inspires Daughter With Badass Women From History Lunchbox Napkins

November 28, 2016 by

Every day with her 9-year-old daughter’s lunch, illustrator Meaghan Elderkin includes a napkin with a message, drawing or just a little bit of love and inspiration. Each week Meaghan chooses a theme, which has included dinosaurs, other animals and lots of fun, silly jokes and puns. But when the U.S. election didn’t turn out the winner ... [Read More]

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