Meet the “Super 6”… Nancy Rivas, Yenifer Espitia, Daina Espinoza, Kimberly Fernandez, Jannet Gomez and Elizabeth Perez, who just made history at Compton’s Dominguez High School by sweeping graduation honors as the valedictorians and the salutatorians.
Best friends since middle school, the girls made a pact to all succeed, and do everything and anything to help one another to the top. In an interview ... [Read More]
By Christine D’Ercole - When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. After years of dancing I finally became aware that I was never cast in any piece that was costumed in a short tutu. This was because my thighs were twice the size of those of all the other little girls around me. In spite of trying to minimize myself by ... [Read More]
Marie Gillain Boivin was born in Montreuil, France in 1773, and was educated by nuns who ran a hospital at Etampes, a suburb of Paris. When the nunnery was destroyed during the French Revolution, she began studying anatomy and midwifery, ... [Read More]
On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, “a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, ... [Read More]
Consider this… when you're looking down at your cell phone the angle of your spine "is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old child sitting on your neck." And that's not the only physiological (or psychological) thing happening. From increases in myopia (or nearsightedness), to the creation of a "compulsion ... [Read More]
Ever wonder what it’s like to experience a stroke? Avid runner Emily Welbourn writes about the day she had a stroke while running a race.
At the sound of the starting gun, I charge forward with the other runners selected from around the world. In spite of being at peak physical health, I slowly realize my pace isn’t sustainable. The one-mile marker is now ahead, I’ve got this. Just keep ... [Read More]
"We have a big, big problem ladies…"
Through the video for her latest single, "Ain’t Your Mama" written by Meghan Trainor, the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez notes she’s "saying something with her music in a fun way." It’s an empowerment message delivered through a visual showcase of women’s equality struggles through ... [Read More]
By Amy Lappos - In grammar school young women are groomed to dress a certain way to avoid “creating a distraction to young men.”
At my daughter’s grammar school orientation Principal Mr. Ogyny began discussing the dress code and has three young women stand in front of the parents and students as examples of what not to wear to school. ... [Read More]