Afghan Student Artists Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

“Violence against women is a serious problem in our community; we need to address it,” – Jawid Ranjbar, winner of the contest

by Mursal Ibrahimi

I Wanna Get Better… Seven Months Into Recovery From Anorexia Nervosa, This Is Annie’s Story

“No scale can measure how much we are loved or how incredibly precious we are.”


Online Petition Aims To Elevate Women’s Equality Day To A Federal Holiday

It’s a demand for correcting the mistakes of the past and doing what’s right, right now.


5 Tools To Plant The Seeds Of Greatness In Your Life

“You’ve got to believe that you can make the changes necessary in order to achieve greatness in your life.”



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


Women, Queens, Rape & Driving: Thoughts From An American Living In Saudi Arabia

February 12, 2015 by

By Nicole Hunter-Mostafa - When I tell people I live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, they get a panicked look in their eyes, as though this information automatically conveys that, whatever else I may be, I am also either a damaged woman or a threat to national security, or maybe both. ... [Read More]

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Historic Reno: First Artwork By African-American Woman Featured In The White House

February 12, 2015 by

This past Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a modern makeover of the White House’s Old Family Dining Room, which until now, has been off limits to the public. This redesign marks the first major renovation project to have Mrs. Obama’s mark on the interior of the historic building, ... [Read More]


Extracting Opportunities From Obstacles… How Sue Ismiel, A Girl From A Syrian Village, Built A Global Empire

February 12, 2015 by

From humble beginnings living in a tiny Syrian village, to creating a global empire with no formal education, no financial backing or business skills, Sue Ismiel, CEO of Australia's Sue Ismiel & Daughters, made up of leading brands Nad’s and NitWits, reflects on her journey from Syria ... [Read More]


With No Words Spoken This Brave Survivor Shared Her Very Powerful Story

February 11, 2015 by

On January 19th, a young woman named Anna Lee Gruenwald shared her very personal story on her Facebook page using nothing more than a series of index cards. Like the pages of a book, each card had a sentence that connected to the next, and Anna shuffled through one by one to bravely unveil her truth, which involves sexual abuse, self-harm, rape, ... [Read More]


Heads Up Andrew… This Woman Is On A Historic Crusade To Get A Woman On The 20 Dollar Bill

February 11, 2015 by

This Valentine’s Day is going to be unforgettable for Barbara Ortiz Howard. It marks the official launch of an extraordinary love-fest she’s been planning since late 2013 that's centered on women honoring women. Her ambitious campaign, aptly called Women On 20s, aims to get a woman’s face on U.S. paper currency ... [Read More]

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7 Painful Lessons I Learned in My Early 20s

February 11, 2015 by

By Christina Berchini - “Isn’t there some cream you can get for that, to boost you up a little bit?” We were walking along Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, my boyfriend Rob and I. I did not have a car, and we just finished another semester at college. Having moved back home to our respective boroughs (I lived in Brooklyn, he in Staten Island), ... [Read More]

I Am A Girl Documentary Reveals What It Means To Be A Girl In The 21st Century

I Am A Girl Documentary Reveals What It Means To Be A Girl In The 21st Century

February 10, 2015 by

I AM A GIRL, by award-winning filmmaker Rebecca Barry, is an inspiring documentary that explores the challenges, strength and resilience of six girls, in six different countries revealing what it means to grow up female in the 21st century. ... [Read More]

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Play Tampon Run On The Run: Teen Coders Take Menstruation Stigma Video Game Mobile

February 10, 2015 by

"Although the concept of the video game may be strange, it’s stranger that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable." NYC high school students Andrea Gonzales (16) and Sophie Houser (17) met last summer at Girls Who Code, ... [Read More]